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Why kettlebells?

» by September 7th, 2009 at 2:44 pm » Comments (9)

Why are kettlebells better than dumbbells? They are more challenging in terms of grip and stability. You can combine movements with better flow leading to more effective workouts and kettlebells are more fun!

A girl’s guide to choosing a kettlebell

» by August 22nd, 2009 at 6:28 pm » Comments (2)

Choosing the right weight of kettlebell is easy. Think about the basic moves you will be doing. The reality is that you will probably need one bell to swing and one to press and snatch.

Affordable kettlebells

» by July 23rd, 2009 at 12:12 am » Comments (7)

I am very excited to announce that I will soon be offering affordable, high quality kettlebells through this website! The new kettlebell emporium will be opening in August 2009 and for you, dear readers, there will be introductory special offers and promotions, so watch this space!! I have had several requests from readers for more […]

Interval timers

» by September 21st, 2008 at 8:39 pm » Comments (5)

An interval timer is a great bit of kit for the fitness fanatic. The brand that I use is Gymboss. Many watches now have an interval timing function too. You can set the timer to go off at regular intervals, such as every minute. This allows you, for example, to do a circuit that involved […]

Ring training: getting started

» by January 23rd, 2008 at 8:56 pm » Comments (22)

You don’t have to be able to do muscle-ups and front levers to benefit from training with rings. They make even old favourites like push-ups and dips more challenging because you have to work to stabilise them. You’ll probably be surprised at how much more difficult an exercise can be on the rings – I […]

What’s in your gym bag?

» by November 10th, 2007 at 12:55 am » Comments (4)

This post was inspired by a conversation on another site about how much stuff people have to carry around with them in the gym. I flout all modern gym health & safety rules by taking my little rucksack around with me – there’s no way I’m going to carry this stuff around individually. There’s a […]