Interview With Celeb Trainer Alex Isaly
What makes KettleWorX 8 Week Rapid Evolution such a great workout? KettleWorX is all about fast, fun and effective workouts leading to a total body transformation. Fast … each workout is only 20 minutes long (with the option of doing bonus 10 minute Supercharge workouts). Fun … you can never get bored with the workouts. Each week you will experience a whole new workout. Effective … with KettleWorX you will be performing functional exercises, working in three-dimensions, engaging more muscles and turning your body into a fat-burning machine.
How is the program different than other workout systems on the market? KettleWorX is not your traditional kettlebell workout. You will perform a series of kettlebell exercises to increase strength coupled with plyometric movements for improving speed and agility. This fitness formula is guaranteed to increase your heart rate and burn some serious calories.
Working out with kettlebells definitely has a technique element to it. How does this system allow people to safely use kettlebells at home with proper form? KettleWorX is designed so that anyBODY can do it. Kettlebell training is stereotypically known to be performed by elite athletes. What makes this program possible for everybody is that you don’t need really heavy kettlebells to get results AND in each workout there is someone doing a modified version of the move for those who are new to kettlebell training. We at KettleWorX have also included a breakdown and description of proper form and technique in the introduction DVD for several exercises performed in the workouts.
Any top tips you can share for working out with kettlebells, especially for newbies? I think the No. 1 tip for a newbie to the program is to err on the side of light when it comes to choosing your kettlebell when starting the program. It’s important to get familiar and comfortable using a kettlebell because you’ll experience a workout that’s like no other using traditional weight-training tools (i.e., dumbbells).
Obviously getting fit is about more than just workouts; it’s about nutrition, too! What are a few of your favorite pre- and post-workout snacks and recommendations? Without following a proper nutrition program you are not setting yourself up for success. What you eat before and after your workout is just important as your other meals during the day. I would suggest eating a light meal at least one hour before your workout. You can keep it simple, but make sure you are eating a blend of proteins, carbs and fat. I don’t recommend working out on an empty stomach. Food is fuel. If your “tank” is empty you won’t have the energy to get through the workout. Following a workout, you have about an hour window to replace the lost nutrients. I am a big fan of drinking a post-workout protein shake to replenish those nutrients. Post-workout nutrition is essential for a quicker recovery.