I’ve just been out to buy a kettle bell for my London Marathon strength training. Me and some of the girls went to boot camp with Back2Basics up in Yorkshire about a month and among other things, got a tough lesson in the importance of core training for the Marathon – As obvious as it may sound that a strong core is vital, it can be easily forgotten and I discovered that it is something I need to work on as I have a very curved lower back. We learnt how effective the kettle bell is for both strength & endurance building and also fab for toning (woo)… It’s also cheaper than paying for the gym just to use weights – I paid £10 in Sports Direct for a 3kg weight which is perfect for getting started and I simply use it at home.
I will be practising my technique to make sure I don’t injure myself using it and I’ll let you know how I get on – all very exciting!!