If you’ve seen ’em, those intimidating cast-iron kettlebells at your gym and couldn’t imagine picking ’em up keep on reading. Researchers found that people who did a 20-minute kettlebell workout burned nearly 300 calories. When you factor in the muscle-sculpting impact (the calories burned after you exercise as your body repairs its muscle fibers), the total expenditure could increase by up to 50 percent.
Kettlebells make traditional dumbbell moves more challenging. The weight in the kettlebell isn’t distributed evenly, forcing you to fire your core stabilizers throughout the duration of the exercise.
While I totally love me some kettlebell work, PLEASE ask for help. If you’re working the weight incorrectly it can, like any exercise, do more harm than good. I worked with a trainer when I first started with kettlebells, it’s part of the learning process. Once you get the movements in your body, find your appropriate weight and have a handle on each exercise, no doubt you’ll be good to go, Until then please consult a fitness professional to walk you through a program tailored for you before you start kettlebell or any training on your own.
I can see you GETTIN’ FIERCE(AH)!