Originally Posted by kal223
one of my favorite exercises is using kettlebells. I follow instructions on dvds - I have the Iron Core kettlebell 4-dvd set, and Jillian Michael's.
Does anyone have any other kettlebell dvd suggestions?
And, does anyone have recommendations for how to record kettlebell workouts in the activity options?
Kettlebells are great! But make sure you are doing them correctly. Abs tight, use your leg and butt muscles to get the swing going and keep your chest up, back straight. It is temped to use your back muscles - especially when you get tired - don't, you can hurt yourself pretty badly.
As far as recording workouts, you can do it 2 ways: Pick a time limit, say 5 or 10 minutes at first and go for as many reps as possible within that time limit. The alternative is to choose a set number of reps and record the time it takes to complete the reps. You should see the number of reps improving and the time to "exhausion" increase over time. You can use the weightlifting option in the activities section to record the time.
I don't know what your current fitness level is, but try to go as heavy as you can. If you can do 12 or 15 reps without feeling it, you are probably using too little weight.