Kettlebells the Iron Core Way, Volume 2, Sarah Lurie
In addition to doing the DVD Kettlebells
the Iron Core Way, Volume 1 about once a week, in the last
three months or so, I have begun doing Volume
2 twice a week.
the Iron Core Way, Volume 2 is structured in the same manner
as Volume 1. Sarah Lurie lays the foundations for the exercises used in
the video first. You will become comfortable with Turkish Getups,
Tactical Lunges, Snatches, and other exercises performed during the
circuit. You will then participate in a forty minute class with Sarah
and two other students. Like Volume 1, plenty of 30 second breaks are
built in, and in this DVD, you will need those breaks!
It is important to say that if you are a newcomer to Kettlebells, you
should concentrate on Volume 1 first. I did myself for quite a while,
and I was not a beginner. Before attempting Snatches, you should be
entirely comfortable with the One Arm Swing, for example. If you have
used the first DVD comfortably, then you are ready to move on to Volume
2. Of course you will need to look through the foundations
section of the DVD first. It is important to know exactly how to
execute a Snatch, among other movements. I have recommended other
resources for beginners that will help you with all of these
When I started using Kettlebells, I was too nervous and scared to do
Snatches. My husband showed me time and time again exactly what to do,
and I kept bruising up my forearms. It wasn't until I watched this
video that something clicked for me. Sarah Lurie describes it as one of
her "favorite exercises," and now that I have it down, I have to agree.
This DVD is broken up into three sets of a number of exercises. You
will be working hard from the beginning. The warmup includes Turkish
Getups, but rest assured that after a workout in the warmup alone, you
will not have to do Turkish Getups at any other time during the DVD. By
the time you reach the third set, you are already working very hard,
but mercifully it goes quickly! A brutal combination of One Arm Swings
and Snatches begin the last section, however, and you will start to
pray for mercy!
One other exercise that has been challenging for me is the Deck Squat.
I have mentioned before that when I started working out with
Kettlebells, I could not even perform one Deck Squat, never mind
multiple sets of them. When I received this video, I did all three sets
of ten Deck Squats and was extremely sore the next day. After that I
decreased the number that I did and worked my way back up. You'll find
you can do so quickly... great evidence that these workouts are working
Start out slowly. This is a challenging DVD but so worth it.
Volume 1 leaves me breathless, and Volume
2 leaves me laying on the floor after a workout. Well, I need
to stretch afterwards anyway, right? ;-)
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