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Elaine Sutton
• Monday, 07 December, 2020
• 12 min read

If for example your main goal is to add muscle or tone to your body then understanding the correct amount of reps for achieving that is important. Exercises should last around 45 seconds resulting in a rush of blood to the muscles and often a swollen or pumped feeling.

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Double Kettle bell Clean and Press for Hypertrophy When you perform repetitions over 15 you start to enter the endurance phase and will often experience that burning feeling in your muscles. Higher reps improve your ability to keep going under stress and will raise your heart rate for longer.

Many beginners should start with endurance based exercises as they often have lower chances of injury although they do encourage bad repetitive form if not done correctly. Women often avoid lifting heavier kettle bells because of a fear of adding too much muscle or bulking up, this is a big mistake.

Women lack quantities of the hormone testosterone to add large amounts of muscle but lifting heavier weights will greatly improve aesthetics and increase fat burning potential. The challenge for any kettle bell lifter is selecting the correct weight for your goals, this will take a few workouts to get right.

The heavier you lift the longer your rest periods should be to enable full recovery before the next set. Finding the right balance between how hard you exercise and thus how much rest you should take both during sets and also after workouts is a very personal choice.

For example, younger adults with good nutrition and genes will recover much quicker than older overweight individuals. As a general guide taking 1 days rest after every workout is a good place to start.

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Once you understand your goals you can start performing the various kettle bell exercises within your chosen rep range whether endurance, strength or hypertrophy. It will take some time to choose the correct kettle bell weight to ensure you are not lifting too light or too heavy for your chosen rep range.

You’ve breached the barbells and dominated dumbbells, but if you’re still steering clear of kettle bells you’re missing out on arguably the best burn at the gym. Think about a baseball bat, says trainer Jason C. Brown, creator and owner of certification program Kettle bell Athletics.

“Kettle bells create a longer lever arm, which requires you to use more force to move an equal weight the same distance,” Brown says. This recruits more muscles, challenges inter- and intramuscular coordination, and generally delivers one hell of a burn.

The dead lift is a multi joint move, so the average guy can probably handle 32 kg/70 lbs here to start, Brown says. Not only are your shoulders and abs working hard to keep you stable, but there’s more challenge to your grip since all the weight is in one hand.

Lopez actually makes clients ace all 14 steps while balancing their shoe on their fist before they’re allowed to try it with a kettle bell (you can opt for a two-pound dumbbell to save face at the gym). When you feel confident that you have the form down sans resistance, reach for a 12 kg/26 lb kettle bell.

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Since form is so imperative here, Lopez says you shouldn’t move up a weight until you’re able to maintain perfect vertically with your arm, keep the elbow fully locked throughout all 14 steps, and feel comfortable going slow (most people rush due to discomfort). But because it doesn’t require swinging momentum or extension, a carry has a lower risk of injury than other kettle bell moves, which means you can go a bit heavier.

Grab a kettle bell that’s the equivalent of half your body weight to carry in each hand, Brown recommends. That being said, the number of people fit and skilled enough to perform 25+ high -quality swings in a set without losing technique is very small relative to the number of people swinging kettle bells, so this question is really only valid in the context of a skilled kettlebeller.

Naturally, once a person has 10,000 or so swings under their belt, they are going to become significantly stronger and much more efficient than they are today. Dedicated kettlebellers will need to raise their “standard weight” to 24-32 kg or more with time, although the same reps and math will apply.

Here are some tips to start thinking about what kettle bell weight to choose. To skip the tips and jump straight to the guide, click here.

Lose weight / fat loss Gain overall strength Become flexible Increase cardiovascular endurance Etc. Performing a racked squat with a kettle bell is completely different from a ballistic swing, or overhead reverse lunge.

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If you can handle a 24 kg swing, that doesn’t mean it’s the right weight to use for high volume or endurance. If you’re mainly going to be doing slow lifts and carries like, dead lifts, farmer walks, racked walks, goblet squats, racked squats, and even some double arm chest presses etc.

If you want to work on endurance or cardio, you’ll be doing a higher volume, if you want to work on strength, hypertrophy, then you’ll be doing lower volume. I’ll post a link below where you can see 90+ kettle bell exercises in action.

If so, it will be easier to understand some concepts in kettle bell training, hence, you’ll be safer, so you can increase the weight you choose. Following is a guide on what kettle bell weight to choose, however, you should consider all the points above first and make your own informed decision.

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With kettle bell training, you can burn a ton of calories, lose fat, and boost your aerobic capacity, all while increasing your strength and putting on muscle. In this guide, we are going to explain exactly how you can lose weight (in the form of fat) with kettle bells.

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We will provide specific exercise examples as well, so you will know exactly how to approach your fat loss goals with kettle bell workouts. It’s a double whammy that offers fat loss and muscle building effects.

However, kettle bells are widely considered the best training tool for Epic. However, running for long periods of time will cause your muscles to break down due to cortisol release (a stress hormone).

A study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found that the average person can burn 400 calories in just 20 minutes. And make note, the calories we discussed above for kettle bells does not include the after-burn effect.

Kettle bell fat loss workouts are a mix or aerobic and anaerobic training, so you get the best of both worlds. Therefore, this is a major benefit of using kettle bells for your fat loss goals.

If you really want to lose fat in the most efficient manner, keep reading on as we are now going to get into the nitty-gritty… Follow the 4 points below, and we guarantee you will shred fat, lose weight and keep muscle mass so you look like a lean, mean, fighting machine.

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Examples of kettle bell grinds: Front Squat, Military Presses, Sumo Dead lifts. They are meant to burn a lot of calories and improve conditioning.

The general starting weights for ballistic exercises are as follows: Make note, kettle bell ballistics are more complex than grinds as the exercises are based on movement patterns rather than a single plane of motion, so using a lighter weight to start off is smart as to avoid any injury and to get the form down correctly.

Aim to do 5-8 exercises each workout, with a minimum of 15 reps to start. It really depends on the type of workout, but overall, you should minimize your rest time.

Generally speaking, you should have a 2-to-1 work-to-rest ratio for fat loss workouts. That means if a set takes you 1 minute, you rest 30 seconds.

We will give you more examples about the rest time when we discuss the types of workouts just below. If you follow the below workout protocols, they should be intense, so long as you are using an appropriate kettle bell weight.

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20 as a minimum because you need to get enough volume in to burn enough calories and have a good effect on fat loss. And 45 minutes as a maximum because any longer and your cortisol levels will rise, which is not conducive with losing weight and fat.

Best Kettle bell Workouts for Fat Loss: Circuits AMR APS Tabatha COMPLEXES Moms SETS X REPS WITH LOW REST (2-to-1 work-rest ratio) NOTE: FOR FAT LOSS, FULL BODY WORKOUTS ARE BEST.

Note: If you are a complete beginner to kettle bells, keep things on the low end (i.e. 2 circuits of 3-4 exercises for 2 rounds). For a 20-30 minute AMAP, choose 3-5 exercises and keep running through the circuit, resting only when necessary.

This is a traditional style of training made intense by keeping the rest time low. If you push way too hard, you may not be back in the gym for days, and that is not ideal.

You need to find a happy medium of high intensity but not over doing. Note: For circuits, AMR APS, and COMPLEXES, the rep count can be shorter than the minimum 15 that we suggested, as you will be doing a lot of volume with little rest (one exercise after another).

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Use your best judgement and make sure your workouts are intense enough if you really want to lose weight. Progressive overload means you are continually making your workouts harder over time.

If you keep the same workout structure, it will become easier, as your muscles and body adapt to the stimulus. If you don’t make them harder, that won’t be the case, as things will get easier.

To lose weight and fat, you need to eat at a calorie deficit. If you eat healthy small meals multiple times a day and you work out hard, you should be at a deficit.

Weigh yourself each week and if you aren’t losing weight, then adjust your diet. Be sure to eat a high protein diet, so you can maintain muscle.

Now, you might be wondering, why do I need to work out if I can just eat at a deficit and lose fat? Well, if you want to keep muscle, look lean and be fit, then you need to work out.

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So, with kettle bell workouts, you can eat pretty much a normal healthy diet and lose the weight. You will constantly be burning calories because you aren’t losing muscle and the workouts are intense enough to cause the after-burn (Epic) effect.

If you eat at a calorie deficit and you don’t work out, you will get skinny (not tone) and the quality of life won’t be as good as you will need to be way more careful of what you eat. While ballistics should make up much of your workout, adding in some grinds with heavier kettle bells is effective as they are physically taxing, which causes more calorie burn.

If you’ve never trained with kettle bells before, choosing the correct weight takes some thought. Choose heavier weights for swinging or ballistic exercises and strength training.

Use lighter weights for slower exercises, sometimes referred to as “grinds,” and cardio workouts. The American Council on Exercise prefers using lighter weights for their 2010 whole-body kettle bell workout, which includes ballistic, strength, grind and cardio components.

As you become more experienced training with kettle bells, progress to heavier weights for ballistic exercises such swings, cleans and snatches. Turkish setups, windmills, shoulder presses or single-arm rows require a lighter weight, usually because you are working more slowly or targeting your arms.

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You should also use lighter weights for high -intensity training, such as the American Council on Exercise’s 2010 workout. Whole-body kettle bell exercises, such as the Turkish half-getup, have a lot of moving parts that can go askew if you're using a weight that's too heavy.

A trained eye will notice improper positioning or muscle imbalances and can help correct your form or recommend a different kettle bell.

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