I’ve been using kettlebells for years. I fell in love with them during my professional cricket career. Nothing had targeted my hamstrings, glutes or abs in such an effective way before and I quickly realised that, when carried out correctly, kettlebell training is the ultimate fat burning and strength-building tool, and I’m about to tell you why.
1) You burn a ton of calories
When clients come to me with a fat loss goal, I love incorporating kettlebell lifts. It works the larger muscle groups such as the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes and back muscles, and allows you to keep the intensity high when moving between exercises which means you burn more calories in less time.
2) You increase EPOC
EPOC stands for Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption. This is essentially the calories your body burns while recovering from your workout. The more intense the workout, the harder your body must work and the more calories you burn to get back to your pre-exercise levels.
3) They can be used anywhere
If you can’t get to the gym as often as you’d like or you enjoy getting outside for a workout, I’d suggest investing in a few kettlebells. That way you can still crank out a short and effective full-body routine at home or garden in your own time.
4) You can achieve more in less time
Using kettlebells means you can quickly transition from exercise to exercise and get a hell of a workout in minimal time. In fact, you’ll be surprised at what can be achieved in as a little as 15-20 minutes using kettlebells with no muscle group going untouched.
5) They target weak areas
The glutes and the hamstrings are often areas of the body that are neglected. They are crucial to a strong foundation and reducing the risk of injury. Using kettlebells and mastering foundation moves such as swing and squat targets the glutes and hamstrings perfectly.
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