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    Secret to shaping up

    Hi
    I am new to this forum
    I am amazed at all the dedication to exercise to improve health and image - I think you are all fantastic
    But thought I would share how I went from a size 16 to a size 6 with s/w and my body magic kettlebells
    I have low body fat and in the upper part of my healthy weight range, so scales suggest I could lose more, but as I am able to wear size 6 I can maintain which involves some yummy treats once in a while
    I believe in them so much will happily provide more info if you want

    My body magic
    3 x per week
    20 mins per session

    Done, dusted and no denying the results

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    Don't have kettle bells in my gym, may have to invest in some.
    What size weights do you use, how many different exercises do you do? Thanks in advance
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    I'm really interested in hearing more. Are they something that you could do from home or would you need to go to a class??

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    Hi
    I couldnt find class when I started them last nov but had done a bit of research
    I hate running, jumping etc lol and was doing some DVDs from The Firm a mix of dumbbells and high pace aerobics, I loved the weights but hated the cardio
    I treated myself and ordered a set from kettleworx.co.uk - a bit pricey but I can now say well worth the money. I have added a few more DVDs to work out to
    The kettleworx is a 6 week, 3 x a week, 20 min sessions programme

    You work with one bell which puts all the weight on one side of your body which tones your core big time. You proceed doing various exercises
    Swinging between legs up in front to eye level, using a series of both, then each hand
    Squats holding weight
    Waist twists
    Ab work
    Loads of different exercises
    I would recommend you google women's kettlebell workouts and check it out
    Predominately a mans exercise who use huge weights and reps, the way the bell forces your muscles to move is incredible in shaping you up, and it's really quick to do - bonus

    My set came with a 10 LB bell
    I bought a 6kg, and now use an 8kg, although on some exercises I move back to my 6

    Fitness first had a class so I gave it a go - hated it, she made us run, skip, lunge etc around the room for the first half - not my cup of tea

    Recently a chap has started a class, it's hard but oh I feel good at the end of it

    Happy to suggest DVDs etc if you want to try it out
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    I have a 7.5 kettlebell, but must admit I do lack a bit of imagination when it comes to doing exercises with it. So would be great if you could recommend some dvd's.

    You have done great to get to a size 6, well done :-)

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    I have spent all evening googling & it looks like something I would enjoy in between runs too. Would weight would you recommend starting with?

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    I did see the kettleworx set on eBay for about half the price, might have been a used set
    I recently bought iron core kettle bells DVD vol 1 by Sarah lurie, she is known in the industry, I didnt find it challenging enough, but would be good as a starter. She does a short rep then a minute break etc. Although I didn't feel challenged I could feel it the next day. It's about 45 minutes workout but that's due to all the breaks, you could fast forward or continue the set during the break as your fitness level grows
    I also have the Goddess workout by Andrea Cane very respected. Gives you a choice of short workouts - no music, quite serious but again it works
    I have Pavel -aka god of kettle bells - From Russia with Tough Love, he shows you the best technique and describes each exercise he is awesome. No real workout routine but the explanation and number of exercises he demonstrates will have you fit in no time
    I have a few others that are a little more advanced.
    Just got a new one so will be trying that one out for the first time tomorrow
    I am absolutely amazed at my dress size, I can't believe it.
    I bought a load of new clothes when I hit size 10 all of which are hanging off me -I honestly would not have believed I could get to this size

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    Thanks Kron. Going for a look on ebay now. was on argos before so maybe not the best place. I would really like something to tone me up so it sounds like kettle bells could be the key

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    You go girl
    I promise you won't be disappointed
    Amazon is good
    Let me know what you find, and if you want me to offer advice please ask
    I am so excited

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    Think I will be going to search amazon as it sounds like a good exercise to do

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    Hi sweet pink
    What exercise level, weight etc are you at the mo
    I suggest you start small, the only thing is you will progress quite quickly and a bit more weight will be very beneficial
    4or5kgs possibly a good start pending on your current fitness level - you say you run
    I personal don't like the plastic York bells - only my opinion
    I have metal bells, these are a lot smaller but I find them easier when passing through the legs etc.
    It will take a couple of goes to get the feel of them

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    Hi Caldil
    I did tons of research when I came across these
    I knew I wanted to exercise but aerobics, swimming - you wouldn't get me in a swim costume in a public place! - just didn't appeal. I knew if exercise was a chore wouldn't do it
    I have to haul myself of the couch some days to do my bells, but knowing it's quick and does the job is soooo helpful and has helped me stick to it, apart from the body transformation

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    posted before and now photos

    If interested I have posted photos in the inspirational part
    Trying to get my photo tagged to my profile - but file download failed - not sure why, but will keep trying

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    Wow, sounds really effective. Kron, how long did it take you to go from size 16 to 6? I am size 16 right now and just starting out on Slimfast but want to add in doable
    (must be doable!) exercise. Thanks.

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    Hi Trimlee
    It took my just over 6 months to lose 3 1/2 st, I am with slimming world

    I started kettlebells in Nov
    In Jan I bought loads of size 10 clothes in the sales
    Apr - holiday clothes shopping and buying size 6

    Diet is 60-70% of weight loss
    Exercise firms and flattens
    I strongly believe you need to do both to achieve great results
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