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Kettlebell Infographic

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Pre-screening for Exercise

Have you ever had any history of heart problems such as a heart murmur, irregular heat beat, or any heart surgery? Have you ever had chest pain, dizziness, and shortness of breath, nausea, or chest pressure with any type of exercise? Do you have high blood pressure or are you currently taking medicine for blood pressure? Do you have asthma, a persistent cough, or evidence of lung disease? Have you had any family members with any type of heart disease, especially a heart attack, which occurred under the age of 40 years? Are you taking any medicine for asthma or heart disease at this time? Medicine to lower cholesterol would be a possible response? Have you been told (or are you concerned about exercising) that you should not exercise without medical evaluation by a physician? Do you have any muscle or joint probelms, which would interfere with movements or cause pain in any exercise program? Have you ever fainted or become dizzy with exercise that resulted in a fall or loss of balance? Are you able to walk up a flight of stairs easily? Are you pregnant at this time? A positive response to any of the above questions suggests that the client should seek medical...

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Kettlebell Safety 101

1.  Get medical clearance. 2.  Always be aware of your surroundings. 3.  Train barefoot or wear shoes with a flat, thin sole and room for the toes to spread. 4.  Never contest the space with a kettlebell. 5.  Practice all safety measures at all times. 6.  Focus on quality, not quantity. 7.  Keep moving once your heart rate is high.  Fast and Loose. 8.  Don’t put your spine into flexion during and after training. 9.  Build up the training load gradually using common sense and listen to your body. 10. Instruction cannot cover all contingencies and there is no substitute for good judgement....

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Why Kettlebells are good for your back

1.  Kettlebell exercises strengthen the glutes. 2.  Kettlebell exercises stretch the hip flexors. 3.  Kettlebells develop back endurance. 4.  “Bracing” is superior to “hollowing” for spinal stability. 5.  Sensible ballistic loading appears to reduce the odds of arthritis.

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