Kettlebells In Action

There is certainly a lot of interest in Kettlebells, and as I was raving about it in my last Post…I can understand why. Having said that I’ve met a few guys, who have never heard of Kettlebells, let alone what great exercise they are.  And a few guys who have actually bought one.  But as they say “never got around to using it”. Well, as I’m literally going from strength to strength in my Kettlebell training, I have done a short video where you can see “yours truly” in action going for the kettlebell burn.  If you are not sure […] Read more »

Kettlebells…The Story So Far

The story so far…It began for me last year.  When surprisingly I discovered Kettlebell Training for the first time, whilst researching Weight and Resistance Training. It seemed to have been under my radar somehow.  I think mainly because I had not been interested in Weight Training.  As I have said in the past, it never really appealed to me. But as I got into my fifties I started to learn that you needed to do some resistance training as you get older, to maintain your muscle mass and how important this is to your mobility, or lack of it, if you don’t […] Read more »

Warming To Kettlebells

Last week I talked about Kettlebell Training, and how excited I was about what is turning out to be a truly amazing exercise programme. Even though I am only on Week 2 of the Twelve Week Training, you certainly feel you’ve had a work-out, and I know it’s only going to get better.  The Plan that I’m working to only requires that you do the Routine Three times a week.  Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I usually do the training in the morning after my usual bike ride, as I wanted to add to my fitness routine if you remember, I […] Read more »

Mens Fitness – Take It To Another Level

Ok, Mens Fitness Plan that maintains and builds muscle.  If you read my blog posts last week, I talked about building muscle in your 50’s and beyond and why it’s so important.  And we’d established that the only way to do this as part of a Fitness Plan was to do some form of weight training. Back in March I wrote “When you do free weight training your entire body is supporting the weight”.  And it was this ongoing research to make weight training part of my fitness plan, and find something that I would enjoy and be enthusiastic about, […] Read more »

Working Those Muscles

I’ve certainly learned a lot about Anatomy and working those muscles.  The stereo-typical image of guys building muscle, is them standing there flexing their “Abs”.  As I said earlier this week, the whole idea of muscle building never appealed to me. Yes I exercised, I kept fit, my muscles were adequate and that’s the thing,  they are.  But in our 50’s we have to work to keep them.  I think I’ve painted a “big scary picture” through my own research of how bad it can get.  I know it really scared me. But as with a lot of things in […] Read more »

Strength Training – Why You Need To Do It

Strength Training – Why you need to do it…If you follow me this week I’m going to cover everything I’ve discovered about Strength Training and why like me, if you’ve never done it before you need and must make it part of your exercise routine in your 50’s. I must admit this was an area of exercise I never gave much thought to.  And never did any as part of my exercise routine when I was younger. What is strength exercising?  Strength exercising is a way of developing the different muscle groups of the body to maintain and build more […] Read more »