Prevention learns about KettleBell Workout from fitness trainer Chris Freytag.
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Courtney Smith: Hello! I am Courtney Smith. I am the Executive Editor of Prevention Magazine. If the scale is stuck, Prevention's new super sliming kettlebells workout can definitely help jumpstart weight loss. But that can be daunting to start something new or you might be saying, what's a kettlebell? We are here with her motivating tips to help you get started is Prevention author and personal trainer Chris Freytag. Chris, so great to have you here. Chris Freytag: Thank you! So great to be here. Courtney Smith: Okay. So we ask our readers what are their biggest fitness roadblocks? And I am that hoping you could help them overcome them. Chris Freytag: Okay. Courtney Smith: I don't have any time to exercise. Why would this routine be any different? Chris Freytag: This routine is a 20-minute workout Courtney. So everybody can find twenty minutes, three days a week. Here's the deal - work smarter, not longer. I am a big fan of multi-tasking. Two things done at once, cardio and strengthen in the same workout. It's fun. It's 20 minutes. You are done. Courtney Smith: I can't pronounce this thing. How am I supposed to workout with it? Who named it a kettlebell? Chris Freytag: Kettlebell, you have got it right. It's a Russian kettlebell from long ago, and what used to be trendy is not really named strength fitness. It's basically got a handle and a horn. Then it's got this cannon shape sphere down here. The weight is displaced from the center of gravity. Then you swing it. It's really fun. Courtney Smith: I already own dumbbells, why should I invest in a kettlebell? Chris Freytag: Well, exactly, what I just said. It's different than a dumbbell. When you pick it up and when you begin the workout, and swing it, you will notice the difference and it really works. Courtney Smith: So it will strengthen in a whole different way? Chris Freytag: In a whole different way. It's new, different, and result oriented. Courtney Smith: These moves look like they might hurt my back. So what can I do about that? Chris Freytag: Well, let me tell you we took that into consideration. This is a kettlebell inspired workouts. So we modified the moves to work with our aging bodies, myself included, and all of the exercises are safe. I will give you a good form, good guidelines to protect your back, to protect your other muscles, and make it effective. Courtney Smith: So I will get strong and it will even help my back? Chris Freytag: Exactly! Courtney Smith: Oh, that's great. I know I should strength train, but I just don't like it. Weight just aren't my thing. What advice do you have for these women? Chris Freytag: My advice is your secret to old age to moving to being functional is muscle, get going. Muscle burns more calories in resting heart rate. It helps you move throughout your old age and kettlebells are a fun way to add strength into your life. Courtney Smith: Excellent! Well, I am inspired to pick up a kettlebell and I hope everybody else is too. Chris Freytag: Me too. Get swinging.