The Kettlebell Workout for Back and Neck Pain – NYTimes.com

January 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

The Kettlebell Workout for Back and Neck Pain – NYTimes.com.

From the study – now quite frankly, of doing ballistic kettlebell exercises 3x per week for 8 weeks does not improve aerobic fitness then something smells fishy…

METHODS:
… Participants were randomly assigned to training–consisting of ballistic full-body kettlebell exercise 3 times per week for 8 weeks…
RESULTS:
Compared with the control group, pain intensity of the neck/shoulders decreased 2.1 points [95% confidence interval (95% CI) -3.7- -0.4] and pain intensity of the low back decreased 1.4 points (95% CI -2.7- -0.02) in the training group. Compared with the control group, the training group increased muscle strength of the trunk extensors (P

CONCLUSIONS:
Worksite intervention using kettlebell training reduces pain in the neck/shoulders and low back and improves muscle strength of the low back among adults from occupations with a high prevalence of reported musculoskeletal pain symptoms. This type of training does not appear to improve aerobic fitness.

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