Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bob Harper Kettlebell DVD (review & giveaway).

Or: Why my thighs hate Bob.




Recently, I lamented the end of Exercise TV because it had been my go-to option for at-home cross training. I was disappointed and started to look around for other options, including DVDs and kickin' old school by tearing workouts out of magazines. 1990s style. I know, I know. 


When I was invited to try a workout DVD for Yahoo! Shine in conjunction with their new Get it Guide, I was all over it. I picked Bob Harper's Kettlebell workout DVD because, well, I love Bob. I would love to workout with him but since, fortunately, I'd never qualify for The Biggest Loser I think the closest I'll ever come to working out with Bob is via the wonders of modern technology that is the DVD.


And about that DVD. For starters, it came with a 7lb kettlebell, which is a nice starter weight. Having done the workout a few times now, I think I could use a heavier weight or two, just to shake things up. But, the starter kettlebell works well and I have gotten excellent workouts using it with the DVD.


In fact, as I alluded to earlier, my thighs have worked so hard that I really think they have started to hate Bob. Or at least hate all of the squats he requires in this workout. 


Because, honestly, we're talking a lot of squats. Although it looks like the kettlebell would be an arm workout, it is more of a legs/hips/core workout. And that's fine with me because core work is important to running success so anything that works that area will help me in marathon training.


Aside from all of the squats, I liked that Bob explains how to use the kettlebell very clearly and well, without being patronizing. The woman who exercises along with Bob makes some mistakes here and there and Bob corrects her in a way that, I think, makes it so home viewers can learn the right way better. She also sweats like crazy so, if you're a sweater you won't feel so bad!


Overall, I like the workout and have added it to my rotation. I just need to get a heavier kettlebell so I can keep progressing.


Buy it!
You can buy a copy of the Bob Harper: Kettlebell Sculpted BodyDVD at Amazon for $10.99 or you can order directly from Bob Harper's web site HERE for $5.00. But, unfortunately, the kettlebell DVD is on backorder on that site.


Win it!
Or, try your luck and enter my giveaway! One reader will win a copy of Bob Harper's Kettlebell DVD, thanks to Yahoo! Shine Get it Guide.  To enter, leave me a comment letting me know you'd like to win. That's it! Easy peasy.


Additional entries:

As always, you can gain extra entries. Remember, though, you must complete the required entry first! (Leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count):
  • Follow this blog, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment) 
  • Become a fan of The Happy Runner on Facebook, or let me know that you already are (leave a comment) 
  • Follow me on Pinterest, or let me know that you already do  (leave a comment) 
  • Check out the Get it Guide on Yahoo! Shine and let me know one thing you learned (leave a comment)
  • Link to this giveaway from Facebook or Twitter (do as often as you'd like, just leave a comment each time) 
  • Link to this giveaway from your blog (leave a comment) 
This giveaway will run through Monday, January 30th at 11:59pm EST and the winner will be announced on Tuesday.

Good luck!

~ Felice

Review disclaimer: I was sent a copy of the DVD to review and the opinions expressed here are entirely my own. 

152 comments:

trifitmom said...

i would love to win...never tried a kettle bell...but want to

trifitmom said...

i am a follower

trifitmom said...

checked out the yahoo get it and found out that lucky brand is the fav jeans, which i agree

mom27g said...

I follow you :)

mom27g said...

I am a fan on facebook :D

mom27g said...

I am following you on pinterest

mom27g said...

shared your giveaway on facebook :)

Brigid said...

I love kettle bells and Bob Harper!

Brigid said...

I follow your blog!

Angela Doiron said...

I've been looking around at kettlebell workouts. Winning would certainly save money and take the decision making out of the equation.

Melissa said...

Me and my nonexistent core muscles need this!

Rachel Wasserman said...

i'd love to win b/c i use kettlebells as my go-to functional strength training at home and can always use new ideas for moves and sequences!

Melissa said...

I am a follower of your blog

Rachel Wasserman said...

and of course i follow your blog!

Melissa said...

I follow the Happy Runner of facebook.

Melissa said...

I follow you on Pinterest too:)

Melissa said...

I follow you on Pinterest too:)

Pure2raw twins said...

we would love to win as we have never used a kettlebell before and would love to try it out!

Lori and Michelle
Pure2raw twins

MizFit said...

will tweet tweet :-)

Darlene said...

I follow you. I need it cuz I can't run and my thighs are growing as we speak.

Ann said...

I want to win!

Ann said...

I follow!

Kara Tubbs said...

I would love to win...my thighs would love to win!

Kara Tubbs said...

And, I follow your blog.

Kara Tubbs said...

I am your fan FB!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

i follow you!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

i follow you on fb!

Melissa said...

Fun! I would love to win this :)

Melissa said...

I also follow your blog

Chris said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the chance

Chris said...

I follow your blog!

Chris said...

I like your facebook page as Christine Hellewell Jensen

Chris said...

I follow you on Pinterest as Christine Jensen

momwifefitnesslife said...

I want to win!!

Chris said...

I saw a tip to do pushups,sit ups, etc when watching TV

Elle said...

I would love to win... haven't tried kettlebells yet and am intrigued.

Elle said...

Just found you in the FF group so now will follow you.

missris said...

Wow this sounds like a great workout.

Elle said...

I like your FB page from my FB page

Eat Run Sail

Elle said...

shared your post on my FB page

Eat Run Sail

Elle said...

shared your post on my FB page

Eat Run Sail

Elle said...

I tweeted your post

@eatrunsail

Elle said...

Linked your post to my blog sidebar.

Michele said...

I'm a follower!

Nobel4Lit said...

I follow!

Nobel4Lit said...

I've converted to working out at home and would love to dial it up with Bob!

Anonymous said...

This would really help me with my recovery ;) hahaha, come on random selection, pick me ... Karyn Murphy

Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health said...

I would love to win!

Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health said...

I follow you on Pinterest!

~K~ said...

i'd like to win! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

~K~ said...

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~K~ said...

i like ya on fb [username karen r m] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I'd love to win this!

shellyrm (at) yahoo (dot) com

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I follow your blog

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I follow on FB too.

real life shelly cable

TheRunHome said...

I would LOVE to win!

erindegroff said...

I would love to win!

erindegroff said...

I follow your blog.

erindegroff said...

I follow you on Facebook.

proudpatriot07 said...

I'm a blog follower and would love to win.

Amy Lauren
proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

proudpatriot07 said...

I'm also a facebook fan.

Amy Lauren
proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

TurboTurtle said...

I would LOVE to win this--have always wanted to try one of Bob's DVDs!

TurboTurtle said...

I have been following you for several weeks and LOVE your blog!

TurboTurtle said...

I "like" the Happy Runner on FB.

TurboTurtle said...

I posted a link to the giveaway on my FB page (as Lisa Graziano)

Katey said...

I would love to be able to workout with kettle balls in the comfort of my living room!

Katey said...

I am a blog follower!

Steel Springs said...

I would love to try this workout. I've been interested in trying kettlebells for a couple of years. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Steel Springs said...

I'm a follower.

Michelle Richardson said...

I would love to mix it up with this fun alternative!

Kiley said...

I wanna win. I've haven't tried kettlebells yet

Kiley said...

I'm a follower

Kiley said...

linked this giveaway on my blog - http://dailyvitaminf.blogspot.com/2012/01/lucy-activeware-gloves.html

Kiley said...

I started following you on pinterest (Kiley M)

ShannonBlanton said...

Follow your blog!

ShannonBlanton said...

Fan on Facebook!

Amanda said...

Yes, I'd love to win this!!

Amanda said...
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Amanda said...

Follower!! :)

Amanda said...

Liked you on facebook!

Amanda said...

Followed you on Pinterest!

Nicole said...

I follow your blog

Nicole said...

I like you on FB

Nicole said...

I went on Shine and found out that lots of people like Jackie Warner's Crunch-Free Xtreme Abs, which surpirsed me and made me think I should give it a try!

KhakiRunner said...

Would love to try a kettlebell workout! :)

Selena said...

I would like to win. I've always wanted to try a kettleball workout and I like Bob too. :)

Selena said...

And I am already a fan of yours on facebook.

Jen said...

I'd love to get in an awesome Bob Harper workout!

Jen said...

I follow The Happy Runner

Jen said...

I like The Happy Runner on Fb

Jen said...

I posted on my fb page - Running With The Girls

Jen said...

I shared on my blog sidebar

Sarah said...

I would love to win. Do dvd's all the time and I like Bob. So, I would love to win!

Sarah said...

I follow your blog.

Sarah said...

I like you on fb.

Run with Jess said...

I've been dying to get this DVD!! In fact, it's my -15lb reward... and I'm almost there!!

Run with Jess said...

New follower!

Run with Jess said...

I now follow you on Pinterest.

Run with Jess said...

I like you on FB.

Sarah said...

I went to Yahoo! Shine and found out this kettlebell workout is one of the favorites. Hope I win, so I can try!

Run with Jess said...

I checked out the Get It Guide... holy smokes, there's a lot of reviews & useful info there.

Run with Jess said...

Added a link on the sidebar of my blog... www.runwithjess.com

Run with Jess said...

I tweeted @RUNwJESS

AmyC said...

In about 23 days I will need a new exercise for my own 30 day challenge so I hope I win!

AmyC said...

I follow your blog

AmyC said...

I'm a FB fan

AmyC said...

I follow on Pinterest

AmyC said...

I tweeted your giveaway

Lora Abernathy said...

That sounds awesome!
1) I'm a follower.
2) Been following you on Facebook.
3) Just started following you on Pinterest.

Thank you!

Lisa said...

I want to win!!!

Lisa said...

I'd like to win!

Lisa said...

I already follow your blog through Google Reader.

a runners' life said...

Kettlebell training is fantastic. I try to train with kettlbells twice a week to get that all over body workout in less time but with a higher intensity. The results are visible fairly quickly too.

I have you on my blog roll - didn't realise this was a comp.

Lisa said...

I'm a fan on Facebook.

Britton said...

I am a follower of your blog!!! :)

Britton said...

I am a fan on facebook!!

alicooks3 said...

i'd love to try a kettle bell workout. looks fun!

alicooks3 said...

i follow your blog too!

Britton said...

I am a follower on Pinterest!!

lindsay said...

Pick me pick me! I am a follower :)

faith120604 said...

I'd love to win because in training for my first half, I desperately need fun ways to cross train!

Catey said...

I am a blog follower

Catey said...

I'm a fb fan

Catey said...

I'd love to win-I've never tried a kettlebell workout but I've heard great things! And once this baby pops out I'm jumping in with both feet to reclaim my body. :)

StoriesAndSweetPotatoes said...

I would love to try this one out, thanks!

applesandarteries said...

I'd love to win the DVD - Bob knows how to make a girl sweat!

applesandarteries said...

Tweeted it!

the geek said...

would love the win!

Sherri13 said...

I'd love to win it because I have been wanting to try a Kettlebell workout and well, who doesn't love Bob harper???!!!!

the geek said...

just followed your blog too!

the geek said...

annnndddd tweeted!

Sherri13 said...

I just tweeted this!!! :-)

marathonwiner said...

i remember that burn from his biggest loser cardio max! would LOVE to own this, as cardio max belonged to my old roommate!!

Charissa said...

I desperately want to win! :)

winston2 said...

I'd like to win bobs kettle bell DVD

winston2 said...

I follow your blog

Suzy said...

I'm a follower! Great giveaway!

Suzy said...

I'm a fan on FB.

Suzy said...

I tweeted!

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

I already follow your blog :)

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

Already like you on FB :)

Megan said...

I follow this blog!

Megan said...

I'm a facebook fan!

Megan said...

I am now following you on Pinterest!

Megan said...

Tweeted!

Steve and Hailey said...

I've been really interested in this workout! I would love to know how to become an exercise reviewer. How did you get connect with Yahoo! Shine? I'm ordering this DVD if I'm not the lucky winner!

Cindy said...

i am a follower..i am a facebook fan..i will link to my blog..and i would love to try this dvd because i need an indoor exercise for days when it's too yucky to run or to do in addition to my run:) thanks!

H Love said...

I follow!

H Love said...

LIKE your FB page!

H Love said...

Yahoo guide pretty cool. Never seen it before...I like seeing hottest workout videos

Marielys said...

I would love to win! I subscribe to your blog on Google Reader.

stephanie said...

I was looking around the internet for what people are doing now that ExerciseTV went away and found your blog. I've only done a kettlebell workout once, but man I'd love that DVD. Bob is serious business!

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