Sat 11 Oct 2008
Posted by Brad under Fat Loss
If you’re seeking a marvelous way to lose weight and build muscle fast then you could do a lot worse than giving Kettlebell training a try.
Kettlebells are a demanding and tough weight training routine emphasizing the use of bell-shaped dumbbells you swing in a variety of different exercises, all designed to give you a total body weight workout along with an added cardio benefit.
Combine this type of exercise with a sensible eating plan, and you’ll not be able to keep on unwanted pounds, even if you wanted to! Let’s take a look at some of the basics of this kind of training and how you can implement it.
Be sure and be clear from the start just what you hope to attain with a program like this.
Write it down!
Studies show that written goals are far more likely to be paid heed to, and actually accomplished! Make sure you do not have any medical issues that would prevent you from doing an activity as strenuous as kettlebells, and then you can dive right in!
Once you’ve got a goal, medical clearance, and some actual kettlebells, (sometimes available at gyms or certainly available online) you can start a program that has you employing this kind of regimen at least three times a week.
There are many devotees of this type of training that go at it 5 or 6 days a week, but to start, 3 days a week is fine. This type of training is difficult, and you’ll be working muscles you never thought you had. You don’t want to set yourself up for failure by setting unrealistic goals when you’re just starting out. Remember, the cardio element may take some getting used to as well.
A big part of an effective kettlebell training regimen is the employment of a sensible eating plan along with the actual kettlebell training. ( I know; this isn’t the exciting part!) Make sure you get plenty of protein, fruits and veggies, and keep a rein on simple carbohydrates. One tip I can share is to not try and go on any kind of extreme diet plan, as this type of training is quite demanding, and you’ll need a well-balanced, nutritious plan to render the best results possible.
Once you get into it you’ll find that swinging kettlebells is a hoot! Most of the exercises, like the cleans, snatches, and swings are not that hard to get the hang of, but it’s best to begin this type of exercise with a partner if at all possible, so as not to hurt yourself and make your goals even further away! To achieve the best results for weight loss, kettlebells should be done with heavy weights and low reps, with an active rest in-between. Soon you’ll find yourself able to take on more weight or less rest, and reap further strength, weight loss and cardio benefits.
Kettlebell training can be a great way to go about losing weight while building muscle. Just be sure to have written goals, a sound diet plan and safety first in mind and you’ll soon find yourself shedding pounds and gaining strength at the same time!
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