How To Lose Weight With KettleBells

Hi guys, I’m sure you’ve heard about how great kettlebells are for kicking up your workout intensity and shedding pounds quick. Since I’m not a master student of the bells my buddy Chris wrote up a bad ass post for you.


When you go to a gym to exercise, you would find a lot of different workout machines that target specific muscle groups. Some machines however are not for muscle toning but for calorie burning like the treadmills, stationary bikes, and ski machines. When starting on a workout, you must have a realistic goal on whether you would like to lose weight, lose belly fat, tone some muscles or just need to maintain your current weight and structure.

Losing weight is a bit of a challenge, however knowing the simple theory behind it will give you an idea on what equipment will be the most effective for you. A personís weight typically just revolves between ìthe calories in vs. the calories outî principle. This means that the person who takes in and burns out the same amount of calories will neither gain nor lose weight. So, if you want to lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories or burn more calories. Every 3,500 calories you burn allows you to lose a pound and every 3,500 excess calories you take in adds a pound to your weight.

Calories may sound as something that should be avoided because they are always associated with weight gain; however the calories from the food we eat is vital because it is the source of our energy. But if these calories are left unused, it will be deposited in the body as stored fat. To burn these fats and lose weight, a person should engage in a workout that requires the whole body to exert physically.

A popular workout tool is kettle bells. It is an iron cast weight that looks like a cannonball with a handle. I personally use and recommend kettle bells to those who want to shed off some pounds fast because you can perform different ballistic exercises with it that allows you to combine strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular training.

Although kettle bells are being shadowed out by dumbbells nowadays, a kettle bell is more effective for weight loss because its center of mass is extended beyond the hand which allows the user a wide variety of swinging and ballistic movements. The original Russian kettle bell weights ë1 Poodí or 16 kilograms but you can also find kettle bells with different sizes and weights. Because of its weight, a kettle bell benefits the user by building strength and endurance especially on the legs, lower back, and shoulders. Also, since kettle bells are used by swinging, lifting, and jerking, it increases a personís agility as it requires the use of the entire body at once. This different movements mimics real activities like shoveling snow and farming.

As you do workout routines with kettle bells, you will notice that your heart pumps faster and you seem to breathe faster too. This is a good sign because it means that your heart is getting an exercise as well. Also, with rapid breathing, your oxygen system improves and this is another good sign because oxygen plays a major role in burning your calories.

Since kettle bells require physical exertion from your entire body, the body will need a massive amount of calories to be converted as energy. And guess where the body gets that reserved energy? Itís from your stored fat, thus you lose weight as you workout. A normal kettle bell workout is said to burn 20 calories per minute, and that means a 25 minute/day of kettle bell exercise allows you to burn 500 calories/day. And if you do a 25-minute kettle bell workout daily for a week, you will lose 3,500 calories or 1 pound in 1 week.

Be inspired by Gerard Butler who played King Leonidas in Sparta. The lean, muscular, and well sculpted abs are products of regular kettle bell training. So, if you want to have the body of a Spartan, kettle bell training will surely help.

Author Bio: Chris is a fun of natural methods to lose weight. In this blog he outlines many ways you can utilize to lose weight without taking any pills or supplements.