The NY Times recently ran an article stating that kettlebell training was good for relieving back pain, specifically back pain from sitting too long at a desk. As you know, I am a huge fan and a certified kettlebell trainer. I often taught kettlebells in my cross training fitness classes at Parrot Cay, and every once in a while someone came in with back problems. They always felt fine after the workout.
Kettlebell training can look scary because it relies on controlled momentum - swinging, snatching, cleaning. But you learn to move properly and use your ab, back, and butt muscles for support (yes, your core, and specifically the posterior chain which we don't use while sitting doing Google searches. If you live in NYC and are interested in learning more about kettlebells, let me know.
- 3 Biggest Workout Mistakes and How to Fix Them(fitbottomedgirls.com)
- Fitness expert touts kettlebells(lfpress.com)