Wednesday, September 19, 2012

How (and why) we swing kettlebells

Step 1: Pick up kettlebell with 1 or 2 hands, hips back, back flat. 

Step 2: Hike pass through legs, pop hips forward driving the kettlebell to chest height.

Step 3: Keeping back straight, let kettlebell drop back between legs and repeat sequence.

Kettlebells are a fantastic low impact cardio and strength workout all in one. At the end of a KB workout, you'll be sweaty like you went for a killer run and feel like you just rocked the best full body strength workout.

Most kettlebell exercises are based off the swing, shown above. Once you master the swing, the exercises are endless. 

Technique is the most important thing with KB's, so learning from a reputable certified instructor (a.k.a. KB Ninja James Beckerley) goes without saying. BDHQ offers Level 1 Intro classes every Tuesday night at 6pm. This is the perfect class to learn the basics from James and work your way up to all the other KB classes on the schedule.   

Monday, September 17, 2012

Tour de Rock / Cops for Cancer Bootcamp Fundraiser

Tour de Rock team rider and our Bootcamp host, Niki

Suns out, guns out!

BDHQ had the pleasure of hosting a fundraiser Bootcamp for our friend and Tour de Rock rider, Niki Hodgkinson.  On top of having a wicked workout, the group raised $680 for pediatric cancer research and programs for children with a history of cancer.  Big thanks to everyone who came out to support the event and Lululemon who donated prizes.  So much fun!!