Must- See: Wheelchair Kettlebell Series

Must- See: Wheelchair Kettlebell Series

It can be a challenge figuring out how to get an amazing workout when you use a wheelchair. People have vastly different mobility levels and different pocketbook amounts, all which make a big difference in the kind of workout you can get. That's why we're so excited to bring adapted Kettlebell video exercises to WHEELSTRONG SPORTS.

Kettlebell exercises were first developed in Russia in the early 20th century. First Kettlebell’s were used to train Russian Military and then developed to strong man competitions. In today’s world with so many different workout programs it is hard to decipher which one is best for you. What’s great about Kettlebell training is that you develop strength, balance and power while working out at your own pace.

Learning various movements with this type of training allow wheelchair users to development better mobility. That is why we're so excited about our videos featuring Anderson Wise, a personal trainer and paraplegic from Needham, Massachusetts, who became interested in Kettlebell several years ago. To him, the Kettlebell training is the perfect workout.

“You don’t have to join a gym to be able to train with a Kettlebell, which will save you money," says Wise. “Another great thing about Kettlebell is that you don't need a massive amount of expensive adaptive equipment to do it. All you need is a Kettlebell and a safe area to workout.”

You can purchase a Kettlebell at a sporting goods store. “I would recommend buying a Go-Fit Kettlebell, which has a rubber protection around the bottom,” says Wise. “As you become more comfortable and confident in your training you can switch to a competition-style Kettlebell which is what I use.”

Wise shows you how to do a "Hang Clean" exercise which is the first video in his adaptive Kettlebell training series: a simple hand motion that works the shoulders. Remember to keep your chair stable. This is important when it comes to safety while doing Kettlebell movements in a wheelchair. “While performing a swing make sure you have good posture,” he says. “I have a low back on my wheelchair and sometimes I have to transfer onto a chair with a high back for better support.”

Wise also recommends having a friend or workout partner when doing Ketttlebell for extra safety too. You can never be too safe, especially when working out with heavier weights.

Watch the adapted Ketttlebell videos.

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