JUST A SWINGING
I used to think that squats were the single best overall body strengthening / conditioning exercise that a person could do. I've changed my mind. One of the secrets of the Cross Fit crowd is the Kettlebell Swing.
Kettlebells (they look like a cannon ball with a small handle) have been around forever. Unfortunately, they are extremely expensive. But don't despair --- there is a great way to make your own. There are many kits on the market to do this. Forget about them. Truthfully, most of these type of devices feel unstable (wobbly / loose) and cheap. Although they are cheaper than buying a set of Kettle Bells, besides being flimsy, most are way overpriced (well over $100). However, there is a simple way to build a device that you can do Kettlebell swings with --- the queen mother of all kettlebell exercises. Be warned that this device will not in any way take the place of a kettlebell for other exercises. the device is called the "T-Handle".
Constructing Your Own T-Handle
Build your own Kettlebell Replacement with $20 worth of supplies you can get from your local hardware store.
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).