Kettlebell Kickboxing Review – The Ultimate Workout
This DVD will take your workouts to the next level. By mixing Kettlebells with Martial Arts, you’re going to increase your body tone, fitness, balance, stamina, and health all for 30 – 60 minutes, three times a week.
A lot of Kettlebell users face the same problems. For beginners, how do you really get started understanding Kettlebells and knowing how to get the most out of them? For more advanced users, how do you take your workouts to the next level and really get that body that all this effort deserves?
Sure there are YouTube videos out there, and websites such as this one which will give information and examples, but it’s a pain to really get the most out of your time.[blockquote]In a survey we did earlier in the year, 90% of those surveyed said they exercise alone, and don’t follow any workout routine or plan.[/blockquote]
This is counterproductive.
Time is precious, working out is a vitally important activity. If you can spend 30 minutes a few days a week doing exercise, you’ll be leaps and bounds ahead of most people out there, but you could be so much better off.
You’re already using Kettlebells. That says a lot about you. You’ve chosen a slightly different route to your fitness and health goals.
While others slave at the gym or go jogging, you’re using a muscle sculpting, fat burning, total body workout MACHINE. There’s nothing greater than a Kettlebell for getting the body tone you need.[blockquote]But if you’re just going it alone, you could be missing out on some of the real benefits that Kettlebells bring to you. Remember what it was that first attracted you to Kettlebells.[/blockquote]
I thought I understood Kettlebells pretty well until we reviewed Kettlebell Kickboxing, and then I realized I’d been doing it all wrong.
A lot of us just adapt traditional dumbbell, barbell, or other workouts to the Kettlebell when we first get started. Throw in a few swings and deadlifts, and we might think we’ve got a good routine together.
This is far from the case. Kettlebells offer so much more than this, and only those who grew up around them can really give us that insight.
Kettlebell Kickboxing Review
When Halina Zakowicz first reviewed the DVD for us, she was just expecting to be losing a little weight, and gain some fitness. Instead she found that she was “a kung-fu kettlebell badass” in just a few weeks.
Here’s an excerpt from her review:
But let’s back up a little bit. What exactly is this DVD series?
Dasha Libin’s Kettlebell Kickboxing Scorcher Series
Dasha Libin, the series creator, grew up around Kettlebells and was using them well before they reached the height of their popularity Stateside a couple of years ago. I found this to give her a pretty unique angle on the bells when I first checked out her work.
While a lot of Kettlebell videos and DVDs out there are more or less the same thing, but packaged differently, Dasha is doing something different, and she’s explaining it all to you as she goes. She’s got a great skill-set and her knowledge of the theory behind Kettlebells (why they work how they do) and Sports Science as a whole means that you’ll get an education as well as a workout.[blockquote]Forget about all the “me too” products you see on Amazon, this is something different.[/blockquote]
Her Scorcher Series DVD set comes with 4 DVDs. Strength, Diversity, Power, Fitness. As you can probably guess, each one has a different aim, and a different set of exercises to follow. You can choose from one of three different difficulty levels too, which sets you up for a different routine.
You only need to set aside 30-60 minutes, three times a week to follow this DVD series.
The beginner routine involves simpler exercises, and skips out the Power DVD, focusing more on building up your muscles, getting used to the Kettlebell moves, and generally kicking butt.
The advanced routine, which is recommended for those already working out and going to the gym on a regular basis, involves a more intense workout, uses all four DVDs, and will challenge even the most veteran Kettlebell user. Remember, Dasha is going at this from a different angle.
What exactly do I mean by this? Well let’s see.
Most Kettlebells DVDs = Basic Kettlebell exercises performed by an adequate trainer. Give you guidance, some basic tips, and a few workouts to get going on.
Kettlebell Kickboxing DVD = A whole series of workouts, talks demonstrating why Kettlebells work like they do, nutrition and clean eating advice (something not really talked about elsewhere), and a much superior level of instruction.
Dasha wants to educate you on everything to do with getting the absolute most out of your exercise, and that’s why I’ve found Kettlebell Kickboxing to be so much more than just a workout DVD. Think of it as an investment in your body.
Clean Eating Advice
Part of what gets the most out of exercising, is what you put into your body. It’s essential to follow some basic nutrition and eating advice if you really want to see drastic results. There’s no point investing in something like a Kettlebell if you aren’t going to use it to its fullest. You might as well just go jogging.
Through the advice she gives you during the breaks between exercises and the nutrition and clean eating guide that comes with the DVD, Dasha teaches you what kind of eating regime to follow.
This is a pretty unique take, as I’ve often found it frustrating in the past that other DVDs and fitness experts seem to gloss over the nutrition aspects of working out, and just focus on the actual exercises. Speaking of which…
What Is Kettlebell Kickboxing Like To Perform?
You’ll be surprised. First you’ll be surprised that despite having worked out with Kettlebells before, there are a lot of exercises that even advanced people will have to think about and wonder “Wait, how did you do that again?”
Because this DVD combines Kettlebells AND Martial Arts, there are some pretty unique moves that can be a bit tricky to comprehend at first.
The second time you’ll be surprised, is when you realize how quickly you’ve got used to those workouts and are mastering them. Halina was bouncing around her house opening drawers with her feet and shoveling the Wisconsin snow in record time after just 5 weeks.
Here are a few snapsnots of some of the exercises.
The Pros & Cons
Every product has its pros and cons, so let’s see how this one measures up:
- Transforms your body like very few other products.
- Educates you about what you are doing.
- Is great fun to follow along.
- Funny (Dasha has some good lines between exercises).
- 60-Day money back guarantee.
- Can see results within one month.
- An investment at $59.95.
- Some tricky moves to get the hang of.
- 3-4 weeks shipping time.
All in all, I’d say even the “cons” have their positives. After all, the value you get out of the DVD is way more than $60 (compare this with a Gym membership), and the trickiness of the DVD initially means that you’ll be using it for a very long time, and will get a lot more satisfaction out of it.
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Testimonials – What Is Everyone Else Saying?
Here are some of my favorite testimonials, taken from the KBKB homepage. (Visit it here).
As mentioned before, the price is $59.95 for the 4 DVD set, plus clean eating guide. This is great value, considering how many hours of use you will get out of it.
You shouldn’t be comparing the price with your average basic Kettlebell workout DVD found on Amazon, but instead compare it with Gym membership, personal instructor fees, and time spent motivating yourself on top of that.
You’ll get a 60-day 100% money-back guarantee when you purchase the DVD online (only available if you buy via their official website here).
This is more of a “What have you got to lose?” guarantee, forcing you to eliminate your excuses. It’s more than likely you’ll never consider the guarantee again though, because this DVD series is excellent value, and has a very, very low return rate. (Around 6%).
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A Final Thought
I’ve seen a lot of people using Kettlebells in a “half-assed” kind of way. I used to be like this as well. I did my research, decided that Kettlebells were what I wanted to do, bought them, did some basic exercises, and never really did much more than that.
It was only when I really started getting interested and reminding myself of what was so good about them, that I really started to realize their potential and started on a new path to fitness.
Kettlebell Kickboxing is so far the best resource for helping women do the same as me. If you don’t want to do half-assed work outs anymore, then you really ought to get this series.
Again, with a money-back guarantee, what have you got to lose?
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