Thursday, August 19, 2010

Buyer Beware!

Just because something is on television doesn't mean it's true. Do your research! Fame does not equal competency.

I was looking through the web for news items about kettlebells, my favorite tool for exercise, and I found Jillian Michaels has a kettlebell training DVD out.

Jillian Michaels, for the couple of you who don't know, is one of the trainers on the Biggest Loser game show. She's helped a lot of people with weight loss, and I believe she cares about the people she works with.

She also has NO business putting out a DVD about kettlebells.

I checked out a video on youtube to see her form with a basic exercise called the swing.


Her form is terrible and anyone listening to her will be visiting my massage table soon after. She's using her arms to lift the bell to the desired height, which is DANGEROUS for your back. Amazing that people get away with publishing such drivel.

I'm a fan of the Biggest Loser show in concept. Have some people who are dangerously close to severe health problems and help them lose weight to better health. They also find out who they truly are and how powerful they are. I love anything that's inspiring like that. There are plenty of things wrong with the execution of the show, but that's not the subject of this post.

If you want to know how to swing a kettlebell properly, see a certified instructor (like me) so you can be safe and learn a very effective exercise.

Make today your day!

1 comment:

  1. Good point. I think once someone has achieved fame, they are considered an expert on anything. I also think the Biggest Loser is very entertaining and motivational, but I have some concerns about the show.