Review: The Kettlebell Goddess Workout, Andrea
I received Andrea
Du Cane's Kettlebell
Goddess DVD for Christmas in 2006. I had specifically asked
for it. How can you beat the packaging? Who wouldn't want to look like
a Goddess from using Kettlebells!
When I played it the first time, the DVD would sort of freeze and
stutter when it got to certain sections. I was really disappointed. I
and to my surprise, they promptly sent me another DVD which arrived in
only a few days. No returns expected. The second one worked normally,
and I got down to business!
DVD is lengthy, a total of 2 hours and 25 minutes. For only $29.95, it's really a great value. It is
broken down into six 'goddess workouts,' each focusing on different
aspects of the body. There is a cardio workout and a combined strength
and cardio workout. One of my favorites is the ab and core workout, and
you'll also find upper body, lower body, and more. There are also
plenty of additional bonus exercises which you can pick and choose from
to design your own workout!
my surprise, even after reading a few Kettlebell
books and working from a few different videos, there are Kettlebell
exercises on this video that I had never seen. They are creative and
will keep you from getting bored. Some workouts included more
traditional weight exercises which I hadn't done with my Kettlebell,
such as a bicep curl. Simply said, this DVD will keep you interested
for a very long time.
segment is about twenty minutes long. At times, you may feel this is
too short of a workout (cool-down stretching included), but you can
easily combine upper body with lower body or do two Goddess workouts in
different combinations. I love that when I am short on time (which is
always), I really have no excuses because each workout is short but
definitely not wimpy!
only downside of this DVD that I noticed is I have to pause the video
often to take a few breaths and rest in between sets. Unlike the Iron
Core set of DVDs, rest isn't built into the workouts, but it
isn't a big deal. It is also hard, so you will lose count in your
repetitions! Andrea doesn't usually count or encourage the viewer with
how many swings or snatches you have left to go. That can be
frustrating, but not too troublesome to be a big deal either.
highly recommend The
Kettlebell Goddess Workout. Start with your lighter
Kettlebell and work up to using your heavier Kettlebell, and you won't
be disappointed in how long you will reap the benefits of this DVD. It
will keep you interested from Christmas to Christmas!
this DVD here!
also now offering a Women's
Ultimate Kettlebell Workout Kit. If you already have some
background with Kettlebells, this is the perfect set for you. It
includes the Kettlebell Goddess Workout DVD as well as your choice of
three sizes of serious kettlebells, the 18 lb.,
lb. or 35 lb.
This is an exciting new offering, and I highly recommend it!
For other options, be sure to check out
my other reviews of women's kettlebell products, including Sarah
Remember these products
also come with Dragondoor's
risk-free guarantee for one full year!