Want some guns that can shoot real bullets?

Posted: August 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

When we generally speak about guns around gym going folks it
means your precious little puppies or anatomically speaking your biceps. You
also associate this word with a bulging muscle or if it is not so bulging, then
you want it to be, especially the guys. We then associate this with exercises
like bicep curls, hammer curls, concentration curls and some other funny named
curl exercises. We basically just want to get a dumbbell or barbell into our
hands and move the weight from our thighs to our shoulders. This, my friends,
creates beautiful muscles.  Don’t get me
wrong, I am not even being facetious or anything, really beautiful artworks. The
problem is that these guns usually shoot blanks. They are very rarely functional.
They can’t do much but sit there and wait for someone to admire them.

Enter the most prestigious kettlebell exercise known to man.
The kettlebell snatch. This is called the Tsar of all kettlebell exercises due
to the technicality level of the move and then of course the effort that you
have to put into doing this movement without seriously injuring yourself. In
the same breath, you will not get a better exercise that will work…..well…..everything
you have on, in and around your body. Your cardiovascular system will be taxed
like never before (I had an average of 158 beats per minutes on my heart rate
monitor after 20 minutes of work yesterday) then I am not even talking about
legs, hip flexors, forearms, shoulders, back, glutes, hamstrings, do I even
have to go on?

What makes this exercise so amazing is that the one muscle
group that is hurting the most today? My “guns” no curl in the world have ever
made my biceps hurt this bad. This is the second high intensity snatch session
I have done in 2 weeks and it hurts just as much as session 1. The difference
between this bicep exercise and the others? My guns do not shoot blanks. This exercise
creates muscle balance due to the combined work that the body has to perform to
get the kettlebell from the ground to an overhead position. Did I do loads of
reps? Not at all, 7 reps per arm per set.

The only thing that stops you from starting today is the technical
aspects of the kettlebell snatch so if you are keen to learn, make sure that
you employ a sound instructor that will teach you the right technique for this
move on steroids.

If you want to find out what workout killed my guns
yesterday, hop over to www.rapidresults-fitness.com
for the workout.

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