Many reality fans will remember Doug Reinhardt as Lauren Conrad's love interest on MTV's "The Hills" but what most may not realize is what an accomplished and dedicated athlete Reinhardt is. Not only was he drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and played in the Baltimore Orioles minor league system; but he recently developed the RKS Kettlebell System along with World Class Certified Kettlebell Instructor, Owen Evans. I recently had the chance to ask Doug a few questions about his system, from what makes it different from other kettlebell systems to what every beginner should know before working out.
Candace Rose: Can you tell us about the Reinhardt Kettlebell System?
Doug Reinhardt: "RKS is a full body workout that increases ones strength, endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular conditioning, all while simultaneously melting away unwanted body fat in just 30 minutes or less 4 times a week."
CR: How is it different than other kettlebell workouts?
DR: "Unlike traditional bodybuilding exercises that seek to isolate and sculpt one muscle, RKS training involves compound exercises that work multiple muscle groups simultaneously and consequently develop strength and muscular endurance throughout the entire body. RKS exercises burn more calories than any other type of workout burning up to 1200 calories/hr."
CR: Do you have any advice for beginners who've never worked out with kettlebells?
DR: "For beginners, we suggest you start out with a lighter kettlebell while you are learning form and going through the workouts for the first couple times. Once you are comfortable with the technique of each exercise; you can upgrade your kettlebell weight for an additional challenge."
CR: What's the best way to obtain flat abs using kettlebells?
DR: "Kettlebell exercises use the abdominals to stabilize the core throughout all movements. Using kettlebell movements and the other exercises in RKS, you will be training your abs during the entire workout. Plus, eliminating body fat will help to flatten abs and RKS' combination of intervals and circuits will turn your body into a fat-burning furnace."
CR: How much of a role does proper nutrition play in addition to working out?
DR: "Nutrition along with working out is the key to attaining any fat loss. Combining the RKS program and the RKS nutrition guide you are guaranteed to achieve the body you have always wanted."
CR: For those of us who were big fans of "The Hills" (myself included!) where will we see you next?
DR: "My passion has always been in sports and fitness, so I am currently working on some projects in this industry."
For more information on the RKS Kettlebell System, be sure to visit RKSworkout.com