Tenth Week of Fitmas – Ten Kettlebells Swinging

Kettlebells for Fitmas!

Everyone has a favorite style of training. I personally hate functional training, but there is something about kettlebell training that I love. It leans towards the functional style of training but you are still moving weight and burning those pesky calories that make your pants tight.

Kettlebell training is a ton of fun and this week we are going to have three times the fun. I also get to give away an amazing, I mean uh-MAY-zing, prize from Sport Chek.

Pick me up and swing me around!

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Ten Kettlebells swinging.

Why train with kettlebells?

By their nature, typical kettlebell exercises build strength and endurance, particularly in the lower back, legs, and shoulders, and increase grip strength. The basic movements, such as the swing, snatch, and the clean and jerk, engage the entire body at once, and in a way that mimics real world activities.

Thanks Wikipedia!

Sport Chek has an awesome approach to fitness that I admire. It isn’t about striving to become someone else, it is about becoming the best YOU possible.

Your better starts here.

Ten Kettlebells Swinging.

This week, Sport Chek put together three kettlebell workouts just for us. Each workout is in a separate PDF below that you can print off and take to the gym with you.

The challenge is to do all three workouts and be able to move by the end of the week.

Amazing, I mean uh-MAY-zing, giveaway from Sport Chek.

Sport Chek is committed to inspiring Canadians to strive towards their better. As the leading sporting goods retailer in Canada, Sport Chek offers consumers an array of sporting goods, apparel and footwear, through an extensive selection of popular brand name products as well as many private brand products.  Your Better Starts Here. For more information, visit sportchek.ca.

Sport Chek is giving away one $150 gift card to a Fitmas participant to be spent on whatever apparel, footwear or gear they want to help them work towards their better.

How to win the $150 gift certificate.

  • Every workout completed counts as an entry this week. Every time you complete a workout, leave a comment on this blog post and a winner will be randomly selected.

Entries close at midnight MST, aka Donloree-Time, on December 9, 2012

They have some awesome gear that I know would help you move towards your better. Take a peek at what Sport Chek could bring you for Fitmas this year if you win this week.

Told you, amazing.

The Get In Shape Girl’s healthy eating tip for week ten.

I know the during the holiday season, things get crazy.  But one of the most helpful things you can do for your body to stay on track is to get plenty of sleep!  It really will help you fight cravings and build muscle. 
To learn more head here.

 Grab your kettlebell and start swinging!

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Comments

  1. **LOOKS AROUND**
    I feel as though youre talking to me :-)
    my kettlebell be gathering DUST.

  2. Love this. I love my 10 lb kettlebell and am always looking for new routines… will be on this for sure. Thanks so much.

  3. WHEW! I printed off the first one… and really made a real attempt at it… but only got through 2 sets of round 1 and 2 sets of round 2 and then only 1 set of round 3 … holey moley! But I will keep at it. I feel like jelly so I knowi it did me some good.

  4. Karl from Ripple Effect has me doing similar workouts for my Triathlon training. So great!

  5. Chrystal cook says:

    Did some kettlebell workout my trainer is makin me go heavier with them!!! Scary and funtimes!!! I love it!!!!!

  6. This is good timing as December is Kettlebell month at the gym! We have been swinging away this past week, having a blast. Thanks for the Fitmas Challenge! It’s been fun.

  7. Would love a chance to win, as I had a tough workout this week and want to keep up the momentum!

  8. My arms are so weak I can barely type… got through a bit more of the first workout today!

    did 3 sets of round 1
    and 2 sets of round 2
    and 1 set of round 3

    Wowzers. I must REALLY want to win.

  9. Colleen C says:

    I just discovered your blog yesterday – and I am in very poor shape right now – so kettleballs are out for now. However, I was inspired to go out and walk the mall quickly. Two years ago, we spent two weeks in Italy for our honeymoon and we walked everywhere. I was stunned by how much that changed my body. And we ate like crazy! So walking it is for me now. And at the mall, because I don’t need to worry about the weather as an excuse – but I did discover today that I need to change my shoes! Slipping isn’t fun.

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