I was a bit skeptical of anything labeled "Ultimate"
Extreme Kettlebell Cardio 2
DVD is the 1st one I used. The
warm-up is a little longer than I'm used
to, but I enjoy it. It
really gets your
heart rate going and prepares for what is to come.
Next I tried the 1st workout
Flow." He said you
can use a
heavier KB since the reps are lower, so I grabbed a 24kg (which is the
started out in KBs with over 6 years ago).
It almost killed me!
I dropped to
a 16kg for the next 2 workout sections and one of the core workouts at
the end. For a
point of reference, I am 5’10”, 183lbs,
have done the ROP a number of times, to include the SSST and can strict
88lb kettlebell. Nothing
special, but I
really didn’t have a use for the 16kg bell until this DVD!
By this point, I knew the
"extreme" label wasn't
hype. This Kettlebell DVD is
emphasis on cardio and strength
biased towards lower
body than upper.
Likes: the menu system is
simple, but functional. Just
highlight the workout segment you want
and hit enter on the remote. Once
finishes, you are back at the menu.
Catch your breath (cough up a lung) then hit the
next one you want. There
is good variety, 7 KB workouts, 2 core
workouts and the warm-up. An
would be the warm-up and any 2 workouts.
Medium day; select 3-4 workouts plus warm-up. Hard day; try and do 5+
workouts plus warm
The workout segments are
about 5-10 minutes each (I’m too
busy getting smoked to time them!)
and video quality has been mentioned.
I’m all about function though, when the DVD is
running and I’m following
along, I don’t notice it at all. It
only an issue if you are watching on the couch…but that isn’t what this
KB) DVD for!
Final critique: the
instructions on how to use the DVD
scrolls by pretty fast. Easy
for me to
scan/absorb, but I have quite a bit of fitness experience. Someone newer to fitness
would have to pause
to take in the information.
Bottom line: a great
follow-along workout video with heavy
cardio emphasis. You
will lose weight
with this one!
KAT kettlebell juggling DVD
vol 1. I’ve only
spent a little time on this one so
far, watched it through and did 1 workout.
At first, I wanted the fancier stuff likely in vol
2 &3…but it is
important to get the basics down.
rate, the KBs still catch air early on.
There are over a dozen exercises on here. He recommends to pick 4 or
so to work on each
I'm finding a great use for my 16kg kettlebell and my wife's 2X 12kg
bells. This is a lot of fun, a great addition to add variety
to any routine. It is a good poure cardio workout also.
You are using light bells, but for higher reps, and you don't
really notice the reps since it is so much fun and challenging.
The setting and video quality
is good and the instruction is
clear. There is a
lot of meat here to
keep you busy for a long time. The
intensity makes it great for light days and variety days if you are
through the “Enter The Kettlebell” ROP.
He goes over safety right off
the bat which is of course
very important for juggling KBs and a good refresher for general KB
No real gripes, it might have
been good to add in an example
of what a typical “KAT” workout would look like or a couple different
minute follow along workouts. Not a big deal though, it
doesn’t take much
imagination to work on 4-5 techniques for a half hour or so.
“Ultimate Tough Man Kit”
bottom line? The
Extreme Kettlebell 2 DVD puts the “tough”
in it, the KAT kettlebell juggling I guess makes it “ultimate?” ;-) It is a challenging set
that added some much
needed variety to my workout program and has enough info to keep me
it for months. Good
set, I recommend it.Get Your Ultimate Toughmen Kit Now!