Monday, February 21, 2011

Brook Benten Kettlebell: Butts & Guts Review


Review: Kettlebell: Butts & Guts
Brook Benten, 2010 

This all kettlebell workout is led by Brook in a cute gym set with 2 backgrounders, one shows modifications for most moves. You will need a 10-20 lb kettlebell for this workout. The dvd is chaptered very well & has good music. You will work up a great sweat while really targeting your buns!

Kettlebell Butts & Guts: (37 min) This is a heart pumping kettlebell workout. The kettlebell strength work in this provides a great cardio w/o w/ no impact or straight "cardio" work. Exercises include: swing variations, squat w/ an overhead push or toss, low runners lunge, gunslinger, pick up suitcase (weight), pliet w/ upright row, deadlifts, side lunges & dips while looping the bell around your legs, etc.

Fast-Track Express Kettlebell Butts & Guts: (16 min) This is condensed footage from the main workout (above) for days when you're short on time.

Fast-Track Kettlebell Abs: (8 min) This is a floor ab/ core section that uses your kettlebell. Exercises includes: Russain twists, V sit variations, sit ups, leg extensions, oblique crunches, double leg extensions. Brook uses the kettlebell to enhance all these moves.

I am not a kettlebell pro so I used a 10 or 15 # dumbbell and it worked just fine. I really like that I can burn a ton of calories in a strength workout w/ no straight "cardio" moves and how functional kettlebell work is! This dvd has a ton of variety and can be combined in so many ways depending on your time/ energy level for the day. Brook is a fantastic lead- I adore her personality, great cuing, fun workouts. I can't wait for more from her!

I received a sample of this product to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest review. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.  I can not be held responsible for shipping errors, postage errors, damage in transit, or undelivered prizes.

93 comments:

  1. I would try the Cardio Pump Fusion. koerner77@yahoo.com

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  2. The downloadable workouts are great!

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  3. I entered the Body Rev workout.

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  4. I entered the Bondi Band giveaway.

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  5. I entered the jewelry giveaway,

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  6. Cardio Pump Fusion
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  7. Already liked cardiopump fusion on FB

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  8. Already liked Fitness for the Rest of Us on FB

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  9. Already follow Fitness for the Rest of Us

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  10. reblogged #1
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  11. I really like the download feature and that you can download free workouts or hear them from your browser. Makes me wish I had a treadmill! but I may try a cycling one since my recumbent is just a few feet away from my puter

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  12. already entered the Bob Harper's Body Rev Cardio Conditioning giveaway

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  13. I'd like to try her CARDIOPUMP fusion.

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  14. I like Cardiopump Fusion on facebook

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  15. I like Fitness For the Rest of Us on facebook

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  16. Her cooking show is called BB's Back Burner

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  17. There're 8 clips in her Kettlebell tutorial right now. Very helpful.

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  18. She has audio downloadable workouts for treadmill or stationary bike

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  19. Her online store has 3 DVDs to choose from.

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  20. I also entered the Bob Harper's Cardio Conditioning dvd giveaway.

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  21. I'd like to try the Cardio Pump Fusion workout. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  22. I follow your blog. sariade at yahoo dot com

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  23. I learned that having small meals throughout the day is a great way to boost metabolism. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  24. I learned her cooking show has its own jingle and her talking dog, Kokomo. Wow. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  25. Her kettlebell tutorials teach proper form, very useful. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  26. I entered the Bob Harper giveaway. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  27. I learned Brooke has an earlier Butts & Guts workout in her online store. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  28. I learned her free audio downloads are interval training workouts made for treadmill or stationary bike. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  29. I entered the Win, Lose or Blog Fruit of the Loom giveaway. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  30. I'm glad you enjoyed your workout. I'd love to try her Cardiopump Fusion workout. kpieczyn @ yahoo.com

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  31. I like Like Fitness For the Rest of Us on facebook

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  32. I follow your blog! kpieczyn @ yahoo.com

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  33. I would get cardio pump fusion. jeannessdbm(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  34. I want to try cardiopump fusion.

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  35. I want to try out cardiopump fusion
    melanie
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  36. I entered your Body Rev giveaway
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  37. I would like the bell body sculp, I have flab to loose in some random parts not just my baby fat stomach. Hope I win! blackpearl381@gmail.com

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  38. I "like" fitness for the rest of us on facebook!

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  39. Cool feature #1 I have always thought doing workouts such as squats look pretty funny, after watching the "wood chop" (watched because of it name) it really looks funny, but I can see how its working you muscles, your stomach, your arms and legs. I bet I would be sore after that one!

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  40. Cool feature #2 while I like to down load things, I like to have a copy too but in my case downloaded might be a better option since my kids all but destroy any DVD we own. But the best part if that they are FREE!

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  41. Cool feature #3, free cooking recipes. I hate to cook, hate to follow recipes, I am a see it and do it not read it and do it, that usually turns into a disaster. I like that there are videos, I don't like tuna and I want to make that one.

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  42. I tweeted this giveaway

    http://twitter.com/#!/johnsonsonline/status/40879054382956544

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  43. I have also entered your stick-e giveaway!

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  44. I'd like to try Cardio Pump Fusion as well as Buts & Guts...angela.snz@gmail.com

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  45. I just liked Cardiopump Fitness on FB (angela.snz@gmail.com)

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  46. I just liked Fitness for the rest of us on FB (angela.snz@gmail.com)

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  47. I follow you blog (not as regularly as I'd like though)...angela.snz@gmail.com

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  48. I would get Cardio Pump Fusion. fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

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  49. I like Cardio Pump Fusion on Facebook.

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  50. I like Fitness for the Rest of Us on Facebook.

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  51. I am a faithful follower of your blog.

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  52. I entered your stick-e giveaway.

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  53. I entered your Collage Bob Harper giveaway.

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  54. I entered the Fantasy Jewelry giveaway on Win Lose or Blog.

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  55. In the kettlebell tutorial, I learned that the side handles of a kettlebell are called Horns. I did not know that!

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  56. On the cooking show, I learned how to make Shrimp Ceviche.

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  57. In the free downloads section, I learned that she has 3 virtual cycling downloads available.

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  58. In 101 Legit Ways to Lose Weight, I learned that a kiwi has 50 calories. Love kiwi and I'm happy about the calorie count.

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  59. In the online store, I learned she has clips of the dvd's to view. I also learned she has a 3-dvd set called Kettlebody by Brook.

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  60. If I am correct I can tweet this 3 x a day... right. So here is another tweet on another day

    http://twitter.com/#!/johnsonsonline/status/42760050036588544

    Can you tell I really want to win this!

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  61. I also entered the "Food should taste good" on the winloseorblog. giveaway. That would be a yummy giveaway to win!

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  62. Re- blogged #1

    http://sagekandco.blogspot.com/2011/03/not-my-giveaway-but-someone-elses.html

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  63. Re- blogged #2

    http://sagekandco.blogspot.com/2011/03/not-my-giveaway-but-someone-elses.html

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  64. Re- blogged #3

    http://sagekandco.blogspot.com/2011/03/not-my-giveaway-but-someone-elses.html

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  65. Re- blogged #4

    http://sagekandco.blogspot.com/2011/03/not-my-giveaway-but-someone-elses.html

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  66. And.... Re- blogged #5

    http://sagekandco.blogspot.com/2011/03/not-my-giveaway-but-someone-elses.html

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  67. Oh I want this one and her cardio pump fusion.

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  68. and I entered to win michele olsons dvd. 1

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  69. and I entered to win michele olsons dvd. 2

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  70. I entered to win the protein bakery giveaway 1

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  71. I entered to win the protein bakery giveaway 2

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  72. I entered to win the sticky giftcard giveaway 1

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  73. entered to win the sticky giftcard giveaway 2

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  74. I would like to try the Kettlebody by Brook
    pudgebutters at gmail dot com

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  75. I followed Brook on twitter from @pudgebutters
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  76. I followed you on twiter from @pudgebutters
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  77. I tweeted about the giveaway from @pudgebutters
    pudgebutters at gmail dot com

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  78. I entered the Perfect Legs giveaway. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  79. I entered the Protein Bakery giveaway. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  80. I entered the Stick-E giveaway. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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