The newest craze in fitness is kettle bells. If you are familiar with the weights, they basically a ball with a handle. Each bell ranges in weight and is used for explosive exercises. I was shocked to read as the LA Times bashed the celebrity trainer, her for and her credentials.
According to the article, Jillian’s fitness background is limited. She does have 2 certifications ( (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Assn. and Aerobics and Fitness Assn. of America). However, they claim she is merely an actress playing the role of a fitness professional.
Since kettlebells are used in explosive weight training they allow the body to burn tons of calories. Her new video states that you will lose 5 pounds a week training with kettlebells. This is a pretty courgeous statement! In order to lose 5 pounds a weeks you would have to be burning 17,500 calories above and beyond your calorie intake.
I have read numerous articles that state that Jillian’s form during this videos is completely wrong. Using heavy weights and doing exercises like these can lead to some serious injuries!
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