Kettlebody by Brook: Disc 3
Bell Body Sculpt review
by Maria McCauley, Huff and Buff
Kettlebody by Brook is a collection of three complete thirty-minute workouts – Cardio Kettlebell, Yoga Burn and Bell Body Sculpt – in one great package. Cardio Kettlebell is a cardio, power and strength workout; Yogaburn, a fusion of Power Yoga with Athletic Conditioning; and Bell Body Sculpt is a full-body toning workout that uses bodyweight and a kettlebell. Led by instructor Brook Benten, each of the workouts provides an intense workout that will challenge even the most advanced exerciser. Brook is joined in the workout by two background exercisers, one of which shows a more advanced modification while Brook sticks with a more intermediate level. For the workout you will need a kettlebell, for the kettlebell workouts, and an exercise mat, for the yoga workout.
Kettlebody by Brook – Bell Body Sculpt is a non-stop thirty minute workout that utilizes a kettlebell and body weight resistance to provide a total body strength training workout. The main menu options include Play All, Introduction, Bell Body Sculpt Workout, Cool Down and Credits. In the Introduction, Brook explains the structure of the workout, exercise modifications and shows options for those with weak wrists.
Kettlebody by Brook – Bell Body Sculpt works the entire body beginning with larger muscle groups and progressing to the smaller muscle groups. Brook begins the workout with a series of squats utilizing the kettlebell and various tempo changes and pulses to gradually increase the heart rate. Still targeting the lower body, Brook moves on to deadlifts again adding variation with tempo changes as well as increasing intensity by adding a balance challenge with single leg deadlifts. Next up is a challenging sequence of push-ups, renegade rows and side planks with arm extension to target the upper body and core. Continuing to focus on the upper body, Brook targets the back with wide rows and reverse flies. From here she begins to target the smaller muscle groups with upright rows, front raises, biceps curls and triceps overhead extensions. Brook takes it down to the floor to target the core, utilizing the kettlebell for resistance, with a series of crunches, bicycles and oblique exercises. The workout concludes with a cool down and an invigorating stretch segment.
Kettlebody by Brook -Bell Body Sculpt is a fun, thorough total body strength training workout. Though the workout uses a kettlebell, a dumbbell can easily be substituted for many of the exercises. The workout keeps the heart rate pumping, muscles on fire and energy level up. Brook Benten is an engaging lead, has a great personality and is extremely motivating. She cues well throughout the workout and shares plenty of tips and form pointers. She encourages the exerciser to work at his/her own pace and to listen to their body. She does an excellent job of offering exercise modifications throughout the workout.
To learn more about Brook Benten, her other workouts and future projects, visit her website Cardiopump Fitness. You can also find Brook on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.