Kettlebells for fat loss
You may have seen these funny shaped items if you have ever been to a gym or looked through a catalog. I can remember when I was working at roko health club and my manager asked me “do you know how good kettlebells for fat loss are” I never even heard of them let alone what they’re actually good for.
Me being me I got really excited about some new equipment being introduced to the gym, I immediately googled kettlebells for fat loss, 9 times out of 10 it was all ways the overweight who wanted help as the muscle men/woman to think they knew everything.
When I saw how good they were I knew that they would become a part of my routine, which naturally makes me want to share their uniqueness with you.
What is a kettlebell?
A kettlebell is a piece of equipment that received its name from its shape, it closely resembles the old stove kettles that whistled, it’s usually made out of cast iron but I have come across some rubber ones both equally as good.
Using Kettlebells for fat loss is a great and fun way to torch calories as well as build some lean muscle.
They come in different weights ranging from 2kg up to 50kg. They have seen a massive uptake in the fitness industry in the last few years and even studio classes have been brought in due to their popularity!
Are they just another gimmick?
Absolutely not and there definitely here to stay, so many things come and go in the fitness world, mostly home equipment that’s for home use and purchased off the shopping channel with some cheesy salesmen selling you the benefits. and most likely the kettlebell featured on such channel and still does but this equipment is different from some of the novelty items such as them peddle whilst you sit on your sofa contractions.
Why are they so good?
kettlebells have so much use and variety and it’s really hard to grow bored of them, they can be used to reach any kind of goal. Personally the best selling point for me, it works your cardio fitness and muscular endurance, not only will you lose weight, you will tone up at the same time. They add a whole new dimension to your workout, gone are the days of isolating one muscle for a long and tedious workout.
Can beginners use them?
Yes! I would highly encourage you too! this will help you lose fat fast in a safe way and build up strength at the same time, they come as low as 2 kg so a perfect starting point, best of all you can use them out of the comfort of your own home (keep a good grip or maybe some damages) which I know for people who are new to exercise can be a big turn off going to a gym.
How do I use them?
There are so many ways to use them so what I am going to do is put a video below which will show you 6 exercises to get started, I tend to use them for HIIT training, to help build lean muscle without getting too bulky
Pros and Cons
- Minimal equipment
- Easy to store
- Relatively cheap
- Full body workout
- Not time-consuming
- Finding your beginner’s weight. ( I suggest purchase 2kg and 4kg to start)
- needs to be used correctly with proper technique.
If you find exercise tedious and boring then kettlebells are perfect for you, if you want to use kettlebells for fat loss then you won’t be disappointed, Their variety it brings to your workout is unreal and the number of muscles it works will sure see you lose weight and tone up at the same time.
I highly recommend getting yourself a set of kettlebells as you will pick up fitness and adapt to the lighter ones really quickly, don’t be fooled though there heavier than they look.
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