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How To Swing A Dumbbell Like A Kettlebell

How To Swing A Dumbbell Like A Kettlebell

Have you wanted to start adding swings to your workouts, but lack a full line up of kettlebells? Well you’re in luck. Dumbbells can be used for swings too. You just need to know how to handle them to make it work well. Continue on for a quick Strong Made SImple personal training tutorial on how to swing a dumbbell like a kettlebell.

5 San Diego Parks For Bodyweight Exercise

5 San Diego Parks For Bodyweight Exercise

In some of the past posts we pointed out places in San Diego you could take your workout outside the gym with stair sprints. Keeping with the theme of getting you out outdoors more, I’ve put together a compilation of San Diego parks where outdoor exercise equipment is available. Outdoor exercise equipment is like a playground for adults and it enables exercisers to get some fresh air and build strength with a greater variety of bodyweight exercises, gymnastics, and calisthenics.

Loaded Carries with Dumbbells: Farmer's Walks and More

Loaded Carries with Dumbbells: Farmer's Walks and More

Despite the many benefits of loaded carries, they are often a missing movement from training programs. Carrying exercises are usually associated with specialized equipment like farmer’s handles and heavy sandbags without handles. But these aren’t really all that necessary to begin incorporating loaded carries into your training. Dumbbells, however, are available at most gyms with a smidgeon of self respect and that should be enough to get acquainted with loaded carries and create some significant progression.

Running Stairs in San Diego: 4 More Challenges

If you have conquered the first four sets of San Diego stairs and are ready for a new challenge I have another batch for you interval enthusiasts. Interval training is a great way to improve your aerobic and anaerobic fitness without a treadmill. Sites like these allow you take your training outside the gym for some fresh air in a way that will no doubt improve your work capacity and performance.