RKS Frequently Asked Questions…
The RKS team and I appreciate all the positive feedback about RKS and we would like to thank everyone who has purchased RKS; making our launch a huge success! For all those on the fence on whether to buy RKS; let me go into further detail about the program. We spent over a year putting this project together. We did plenty of research and scientifically tested a variety of workout combinations before we finally arrived at what has become RKS.
The following are some common questions that I have been asked about RKS, which I would like to elaborate on:
1. Why are the workouts only 30-minute?
There are a couple reasons why we decided to limit the workouts to 30-minutes or less. First, the intensity and focus in workouts drops significantly after 30-minutes. Second, when your training session goes over 30-minutes, you begin to enter a state of catabolism or “muscle breakdown” for energy and release of a fat-storing hormone called cortisol. This means instead of adding muscle and losing fat, you would be doing the exact opposite tearing down muscle tissue and storing fat…that won’t get you the body transformation you hoped for!
2. Why do you train only 4 days per week?
RKS is a full body strength and conditioning program that addresses strength two days per week and metabolic conditioning the other two. With all this activity if you don’t give yourself proper rest, recovery, and nutrition; then your risk of injury will increase. Since you are training full body every workout days off are crucial for rebuilding muscle.
3. Is this program appropriate for both beginners and individuals with more kettlebell experience?
Yes, all levels of kettlebell experience can use this program. 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.
4. As a beginner, how would I keep up with the pace of more experienced people?
The RKS program was designed for anyone of any level of experience. There are timed sets, so you can work at your own pace and rest as needed. There are exercise options, so if you are not comfortable with a particular move you can do a another one. Pushing yourself to complete more reps and sets each time you do a particular workout is the foundation of the system.
5. Is RKS appropriate for someone with a sore back or back problems?
That question is better directed at your doctor, but as long as you have been cleared to workout you can use RKS. Proper kettlebell posture and learning to move with your hips will work to correct poor posture; re-teaching the body to use your abs and butt as your core, (eliminating back pain). Plus, a recent Scandinavian study showed that a routine of kettlebell swings will strengthen and reduce pain in the low back.
6. How do my arms get bigger, if there are no bicep curls or triceps kickbacks?
The era of isolation exercises or training arms, chest, back, legs on separate days is a thing of the past. Training has evolved and full body workouts are more effective, time efficient, and better for building a balanced and lean physique. If you really want bigger arms, then use a heavier kettlebell.
The RKS program will cover all major movement patterns and not leave any body part lagging behind.