Friday, January 20, 2012

Bob Harper Kettlebell Workout, Review and Giveaway!

I've always been a fan of Bob Harper, I like how he puts his Biggest Loser Contestants through the wringer, but he seems to have a sensitive side as well.  I sometimes wonder how it would be to have a session with a celebrity trainer, I actually once entered a contest for a chance to work out with Bob.

When we got home from vacation, this was waiting for me:






Yahoo! Shine recently launched a new feature on their site called the Get It Guide, showcasing the things women are searching for and talking about, and the current Get It Guide topic is at home fitness.  Which is where this kettle bell workout comes in.

I enjoy kettle bell workouts, they're different, and fun. Bob's was similar to ones I've done in the past, but his kettle bell is ergonomically shaped, so that when you raise it up, it fits more comfortably against your arm, as opposed to traditional kettle bells:





The contoured purple bell is Bob's.

The 30 minute workout went by quickly, there was a warm up, followed by a demonstration on the correct  posture to have while using the kettle bell.  I was moving the entire time, doing squats, jumping jacks, and swinging the kettle bell.  One segment in particular was challenging.  It was a one legged row, I had to put my opposite foot down a couple of times so I wouldn't fall over, but I felt the burn in my hamstrings.  Bob included a stretch in between sets, which was good because I needed it!

We ended the session (don't you like how I say "we") with more stretches and then it was over.  I felt it in my hamstrings later in the day, and even more the next morning, but I was still able to do my Virtual 10k for Team Gab.








WIN IT!

Would you like to try Bob's Kettle Bell workout?  Here's your chance!

To enter:

1. tell me your favorite workout DVD
2. be a friend of my blog
3. follow me on twitter @MollySBaker
4. share the info on twitter, your blog, facebook, etc.
5. this is off topic, but it's soup season, and I need some new ideas.  Let me know your favorite soup recipe!

I will choose a winner using radom.org on Monday, January 30th.

*Yahoo! Shine provided the product on behalf of their Get It Guide for the purpose of this review.  The opinions on the product are my own.

178 comments:

misszippy said...

Funny, one of my favorite workout DVDs is Bob's yoga workout. It's kind of power yoga and it's a great workout!

misszippy said...

I follow

misszippy said...

Going to tweet!

misszippy said...

And I follow you on Twitter!

abbi said...

I'm a Jillian Michaels fan, No More Trouble Zones and 6-week six pack get the most play!

abbi said...

I'm a follower!

abbi said...

For soup, I recently tried a tomato parmesan soup for the crockpot that was yummy!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I follow this blog!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

My favorite workout DVD is aa Yoga one I got in the dollar section at Target a couple years ago.

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

posted on my blog in the sidebar

Tara Burner said...

I don't think I have a fav workout dvd..I do like my RKS Kettlebell ones and I'm checking out BOoty Camp Fitness now

Tara Burner said...

I follow you on twitter via @taraburner

Tara Burner said...

I friend this blog via GFC

chasingdownadream said...

My favorite workout dvd is a yoga fat burning dvde.

chasingdownadream said...

I follow!!!

chasingdownadream said...

Tweeting!!!

chasingdownadream said...

I found a recipe for a carrot miso soup. It's awesome!!!

chasingdownadream said...

I follow you on twitter.

Penny said...

I am loving Tomato Basil Soup right now.

Penny said...

I follow

Penny said...

I am enjoying the knockout dvd bob put out with anne and dolvett

Penny said...

shared on my fb page

Penny said...

linked on the sidebar of my blog

Runners Fuel said...

I love my potato leek soup!!

Runners Fuel said...

I follow you here,.

Runners Fuel said...

Follow you on Twitter too

Runners Fuel said...

I do some yoga on video at home, but I've been looking for something a that requires a little more sweat to be dropped on the ground.

Jen Small said...

My favorite workout DVD?
hmm, tough one. When I started exercising, 99% of everything was done at home so I have a lot of them.

Insanity is up there at the top along with Bob's Inside/Out method collection!

Jen Small said...

blog friend

Jen Small said...

i follow you on twitter

Jen Small said...

linking on my blog

make sure you check out my giveaway right now too!!
Tough Chik :) yay

Jen Small said...

I just made this Navajo Stew and it is amazing!! try it with the tweaks I made so it's more STOUP like-

http://t.co/7z4UMAN2

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

My favorite dvd workout is Insanity. Love it!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I follow you.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

My favorite soup is cheddar baked potato. Needless to say, I don't have it often because it is so fattening but it so good!

Colleen said...

Right now I'm all about endurance warrior yoga! :)

Colleen said...

I'm a follower on your blog!

Colleen said...

I follow you on twitter

Colleen said...

My favorite soup right now is Texas Chili Soup - ww friendly A.Mazing. chili and soup combined! I'll email you the recipe! :)

Jen said...

I am a friend of your blog!

Jen said...

My favorite workout video is 30 day shred

Jen said...

I follow you on twitter!

Jen said...

I will share on my FB page

Jen said...

My fav. soup is: Easy black bean:

2 cans of black beans
1 can of water (more if it seems too thick)
1/2 jar of salsa
1 bay leaf
salt/chipotle tabasco/garlic powder to taste.

Cook it all - purree half the batch. garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a few jalapeño slices. Low fat, high in fiber and cheap - yum.

J. L. said...

Fav workout DVD: P90X Core

J. L. said...

I follow

J. L. said...

Shared info on my blog

madeline said...

I like Jackie Warner's workout DVDs but I'm looking for something to add to my routine. I'd love the chance to try kettle bells!

J. L. said...

Kale white bean soup
4 cups veggie broth
onions, garlic (saute first)
kale
white beans
and sometimes I add noodles, or sausage and other random veggies in my fridge

Christi said...

I am a follower!

Christi said...

My favorite workout dvd is MTV yoga.

Christi said...

I follow you on twitter

Christi said...

I have a great soup recipe. Brocoli Cheese soup. Email me and I will send you the recipe.

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Slim in 6 by Beachbody makers of p90x is my favorite.

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I follow!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I follow you on twitter!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

My go to soup is baked potato soup in the crockpot: http://pearls-handcuffs-happyhour.blogspot.com/2011/03/outback-aint-got-nothin-on-me.html

Elle said...

My favorite workout DVDs are led by Bob and/or Jillian.

Currently I am loving the Biggest Loser's Last Chance Workout but would love to try this one.

Have never used a kettlebell.

Elle said...

I follow your blog

Elle said...

I follow you on Twitter
@eatrunsail

Elle said...

My favorite soup is the Gingery Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup that I posted a short time ago on my food blog

http://wecanbegintofeed.blogspot.com

Elle said...

I tweeted
@eatrunsail

Elle said...

I shared your post on my FB page

Eat Run Sail

Elle said...

I linked your post to my blog sidebar.

~K~ said...

i love any workout dvd by michelle dozois but my all time fav is her Your Best Body Breakthru. runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

~K~ said...

i'm a follower of your blog! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

~K~ said...

so i don't know anything about homemade soup recipes, but my fav is plain ol' chicken noodle! yum! I had some yesterday actually... runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

I'm a new follower!! Great giveaway:)

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

My favorite workout DVD is by far P90X!! I got into the best shape of my life with Tony & the gang! Huge advocate for the first one, and can't wait to do the 2nd one!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

@JennsAdventures now follows @MollySBaker on twitter!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

My favorite soup today is this amazing Vegetarian/Vegan Chili I picked up at PCC -- they threw in some cilantro, which I LOVE, and I threw in some mozzarella Daiya that melted ohhh so perfectly - YUM - O!!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

I added your giveaway to my blog's sidebar for everyone to see!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

I facebooked your giveaway!

https://www.facebook.com/JennsAdventures

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

I tweeted your giveaway!!

https://twitter.com/#!/JennsAdventures/status/160467266947919872

Sweet and Savory by Sarah said...

Jillians 30 day shred is my favorite

Sweet and Savory by Sarah said...

I follow!

Sweet and Savory by Sarah said...

Favorite Soup!

http://sweetandsavorybysarah.blogspot.com/2011/02/pasta-e-fagioli.html

Michelle said...

I follow!

Michelle said...

I haven't really tried many DVDs - I have a yoga one from Rodney Yee that I like!

Michelle said...

I also follow on Twitter!

Michelle said...

Linked you on my blog.

mommaof3ontherun said...

I follow.

mommaof3ontherun said...

I like the old Jane Fonda workouts, LOL.

mommaof3ontherun said...

My favorite soup is good ole' vegetable beef. I use can tomatoes as the base with some beef boullion. Cook some beef, add lots of veggies. Cook a long time. Yummy!

erindegroff said...

One of my friends just gave me the Strong Strides DVD for my birthday. It's a workout designed to strengthen your core to help you run faster. It's become my new favorite DVD!

erindegroff said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

H Love said...

Jillian 30day shred

H Love said...

I follow

H Love said...

Follow you on Twitter!

H Love said...

I am lost in the kitchen. So not soup ideas..if I did make soup. I would want it to be BEAN free. Bring on the meat :)

J said...

I love my yoga DVDs. I like being able to follow along because I could never just do yoga without some instruction.

J said...

Favorite soup recipe! Thats easy! I love this minestrone soup - http://www.fannetasticfood.com/recipes/veggie-tastic-minestrone-soup/ so good and so easy!

Wells L said...

I'm a follower . . . and friend!

Wells L said...

I've posted this on my blog's side bar under "win this".
be-amazing.net

Wells L said...

Funny you should ask about my fav workout dvd - I just had a post about that a couple of days ago . .

http://mystorychapter2.blogspot.com/2012/01/chapter-2-page-519fav-workout-dvd.html

It's a kickboxing workout!

Karen said...

I love Jillian anything. Yoga Meltdown is a fave.

Karen said...

I make a black bean soup similar to one already posted, so here's a couple of links to other favorites: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=198020 (Vegetarian African Peanut Stew), http://www.dailygarnish.com/recipes?recipe_id=6000075 (Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup).

Wells L said...

I'm a big fan of beef stew in the crock pot -

1 large can of tomato juice

1 packet of dry onion soup mix

fresh baby carrots (or sliced canned)

new potatoes (sliced in can is easy but can be fresh if you want

I add a can of corn but it's not really in the recipe

I add a package of sliced baby bell mushrooms but it's not in the recipe either

1.5-2 pounds of stewing beef (raw is fine - it'll cook up in the c-pot)

Crock it all together for 8 hours on low then add 1 cup of peas (more or less depending on preference) - crock for 30 more minutes - done - yum!

Karen said...

I'm a friend of the blog.

Ali Mc said...

I'm a friend of yours now!

Ali Mc said...

my fav workout DVD is skinny b*tch body! :)

Ali Mc said...

Elle at eat run, sail just posted and awesome soup recipe on her foodie blog ;)

Alanna said...

I guess I have to say that 30 Day Shred is my favourite simply because it's the only one I've ever done. Once. Because my legs hurt so much after I haven't had the guts to do it again. I'm such a weak runner (hanging head in shame...).

Alanna said...

I'm a friend :)

Alanna said...

I follow you on twitter.

Alanna said...

I haven't got a clue about the recipe, but my mum makes a killer vegetarian chili. It uses Yves Veggie Ground Round so it tricks you into thinking you're still eating meat. If it sounds good I can get it for you.

Megan said...

My favorite workout dvd is "No More Trouble Zones" by Jillian Michaels. Now, don't get me wrong. I am cursing it the entire time I'm doing it.. but it works.

Megan said...

I'm a friend of the blog!

Megan said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Megan said...

Taco Soup recipe

2 lbs ground meat, 2 cans of diced tomatoes, 2 cans pinto beans, 1 can corn, 1 packet of taco seasoning, 1 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning (in salad dressing aisle), 1 large onion.

Brown ground meat, then onions with it. Add in all the stuff, add water or chicken broth to make it as soupy as you want..

Serve with cheddar/mexican cheese and fritos (MY FAVORITE PART!!)

Black Knight said...

110 comments!!! This is a record!
As I live far I prefer to leave the chance to win to another blogger.
Have a good week end.

Ellen R. said...

My favorite is Jillian Michaels' Ripped in 30 DVD

Suz and Allan said...

My favorite workout DVD is a Gaiam yoga DVD that has 4 15-minute workouts that either stand alone or can be combined.

Suz and Allan said...

Friend of your blog!

Suz and Allan said...

New follower on Twitter

Suz and Allan said...

Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/Suz4AU0608/status/160834145516400642

Suz and Allan said...

I love my mom's vegetable soup (which I don't have the recipe for) but another favorite is my chili that's pretty easy. I'd be happy to email you the recipe if you'd like!

B. Chan said...

My favorite DVD is a Self Magazine's Pilates for Pink!

B. Chan said...

Subscribed to your blog via email

B. Chan said...

Following you on twitter as
@bchan5720

B. Chan said...

Tweeted about giveaway as @bchan5720 https://twitter.com/#!/BChan5720/status/160885892947525632

B. Chan said...

Posted on facebook

B. Chan said...

I love any soup that has beans! Lentil is my favorite!

Suzy said...

Oh, great giveaway! My favorite right now is Jillian's kettle-bell workout.

Suzy said...

I'm a friend of your blog.

Suzy said...

I follow you on twitter.

Suzy said...

I shared on twitter.

Zaneta said...

Right now my favorite workout dvd is jackie's 30 day fast start :)

Zaneta said...

I'm a follower of your blog :)

Zaneta said...

I follow you on twitter

Zaneta said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog! :)

Ashley said...

I love the 30 day shred dvd.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

I'm a gfc follower.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Ara said...

I definitely follow you on Twitter (@aratris). My favorite workout DVD's are Sweatin' to the Oldies by Richard Simmons. I know that might sound silly, but I love it. Also, my favorite soup is Cheesy potato soup. You can find the recipe I use at http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cheesy-potato-soup-ii/. Also, I tweeted about your blog & your giveaway.

Ara said...

I just became a friend of your blog too. :)

Jen said...

I love all of my Jillian Michaels DVDs

Jen said...

I am a new GFC friend

Jen said...

I follow you on twitter @runningwtg

Jen said...

I shared on twitter

Jen said...

I posted on facebook - Running With The Girls

Jen said...

I posted on my sidebar - Runningwiththegirls.com

Sarah said...

So many dvd's, it is hard to have a favorite. I would have to say my favorites are Chalean, Jari Love and Jackie Warner dvd's right now.

Sarah said...

I am a follower.

Sarah said...

I love tomato basil soup.

Melissa Dion said...

I don't have a fave workout dvd, i like to try new ones all the time.

Melissa Dion said...

I follow your blog with Google Friend Connect (mgonyeo)

Melissa Dion said...

I follow you on twitter (@mgonyeo)

Cat said...

I really like Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred!

sweepinpianista at gmail dot com

Cat said...

I follow your blog thru GFC as Cat

Cat said...

I follow you on Twitter (as picatasi)

Cat said...

I tweeted about this giveaway
https://twitter.com/#!/picatasi/status/162458154037288960

Cat said...

I shared this giveaway on my FB page
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Cat said...

I'm a big eater of soups (great way to get my veggies in)

I really like Joy the Baker's Carrot Apple Ginger Soup
http://www.joythebaker.com/blog/2011/04/carrot-apple-ginger-soup/

and I do a variation of lentil soup from this recipe
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/lentil-soup-iii/detail.aspx
but I add a whole bunch of carrots, celery, frozen peas, and canned tomatoes. This is a soup I turn to a lot!

winston2 said...

i don't have any work out dvds would like to try some thogh

winston2 said...

i follow you

Emz said...

My Fav DVD of all time "doin' in with Denise" Denise austin. ;)

Emz said...

I follow for sure!

Emz said...

Tweeted!

Emz said...

I follow you on twitter!!

Emz said...

My fav soup:
•3T vegetable oil
•1/4 cup chicken base
•3 cups diced yellow onions
•2 teaspoons ground cumin
•2 teaspoons chili powder
•2 teaspoons granulated garlic
•1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
•2 cups Masa Harina (Mexican flour)
•4 quarts water (divided)
•2 cups crushed tomatoes
•1/4 pound processed American cheese, cut into small cubes
•3 pounds cooked, cubed chicken breast
•Mixed cheese shreds, fresh pico de gallo, and crunchy tortilla strips

Laima said...

I follow your blog

Laima said...

Also follow you on twitter

bobbi said...

I am a shred girl...

bobbi said...

I follow...

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Never have really found a workout dvd I liked, but this looks like something interesting to try.

Susan said...

Barre3 or any yoga dvd in my collection.

Susan said...

I follow the blog

Susan said...

I follow you on twitter.

Susan said...

Currently my hubs favorite soup: http://www.fortheloveofcooking.net/2011/12/spinach-lasagna-soup-and-a-giveaway.html

Lisa said...

I totally want to try this workout! I'm a friend of your blog!

Lisa said...

I follow you on twitter!

Lisa said...

I don't often use DVDs now, but back in the day I was a huge fan of TaeBo! (I can't believe I just admitted that!)

Tortuga_Runner said...

Spinerval's No Slackers Allowed

Tortuga_Runner said...

I am a friend of your blog

Tortuga_Runner said...

I follow you on twitter

Tortuga_Runner said...

Mushroom Barley soup: Ingredients-1.5 lbs of crimini mushrooms, 2-3 celery stalks, 1 med red onion, dry tarragon, dry thyme, olive oil or butter for the sautee, stock of your choice up to 8-10 cups. 1 cup of pearl barley. Add whatever meat if any you want. First chop the onion and celery. I buy pre-chopped crimini's from trader joes.

Cooking: Sautee the onions and celery in butter or oil until almost translucent. add herbs and mushrooms and cook them until they start to sweat. Add enough stock to cover I use 2 cartons, plus 2 cups of water and vegetable stock packet. bring to a boil, add barley, cover and simmer until barley is done. I like mine aldente. could take anywhere from 25-35 minutes covered. When I add meat, like today, I start with the meat, then the vegetable sequence so the meat is in the base.

Nobel4Lit said...

My favorite workout blog is No More trouble zones!! (jillian)

Anne said...

LOL. Super cool items to be used on a Kickboxing Class huh.