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Paul Gonzalez
• Monday, 12 October, 2020
• 11 min read

The kettle bell swing is a powerhouse when it relates to burning fat, building muscles, and improving your cardiovascular system. Burn a bunch of calories Studies#1 The American Council on Exercise (ACE), researchers found that a kettle bell workout can burn up to 20 calories a minute (1).

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This means that a 20- minutekettlebell workout could burn up to 400 calories. Study#2 In another study, ten college-aged men completed a kettle bell swing workout consisting of as many kettle bell swings they could perform in 12 minutes.

The participants would use a 16 kg (35lbs) kettle bell to complete the workout. They were told to go at their own pace and take as much rest as they needed.

The subjects completed an average of 265 swings in the 12- minute workout. Using a metabolic cart, researchers found that the participants burned an average of 160 calories in the 12 minutes, an average of 22 swings per minute (2).

Now, I understand that 160 calories aren’t anything to write home about. The heavier you are, the more calories you will burn (assuming all other variables are equal).

Obviously, the heavier the kettle bell, the more calories you will burn (assuming all other variables are equal). The subjects completed an average of 22 swings per minute.

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It is fair to say that not everyone will burn an average of 20 calories per minute, like in the Ace study. But that doesn’t mean everyone will only burn 160 calories in 12-minutes, like in this study.

Full body workout The Kettle bell swing works your core, back, shoulders, hamstring, quads, glutes, forearms, and chest. Move that shit as fast as you can (while keeping control) for 3 to 5 sets of 1 to 5 reps.

The Kettle bell swing used in high-intensity workouts such as HIIT AND Tabatha will increase your anaerobic (without oxygen) capacity. Aerobic capacity is the ability of your body to transport and use the oxygen you breathe.

If you ever have felt out of breath after just 3 or 4 minutes of jogging, then you need to increase your aerobic capacity. Your heart and lungs will curse the day you were born, but you’ll improve your aerobic capacity.

A lot of people use their arms too much to perform the swing. The last time I completed this challenge, I lost 8 pounds in the first seven days.

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The prescribed kettle bell weight for this challenge is: For women-16 kilos or 35 pounds. If you are feeling brave, you can perform this workout a few more times.

Just make sure you rest an adequate amount of time between workouts. The kettle bell swing is a serious way to pack on muscle, increase your strength and cardiovascular endurance, while burning a shit ton of calories.

They are an excellent way to get your workout on and kick some ass in the least amount of time possible and without having to leave the comfort of your home. You can buy a kettle bell anywhere, from sporting goods stores, Amazon, and even Walmart.

Western : occasional soul-crushing, long, brutal workouts followed by days of weakness as you recover. Eastern : easier, shorter training performed every day with little weakness or recovery.

Pavel Tsatsouline, the “father of the kettle bell ”, focused his entire career on the Eastern strength approach. Here’s what I learned from trying one famous method of daily kettle bells training called “Greasing the Groove”.

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Ask 100 coaches, and you’ll hear a divide on everyday training: Everyday training can help or hinder you depending on the type of exercise, duration, and your recovery.

Age Environment Sleep Fitness level Diet Stress Genes & epigenetics Supplementation Activity outside the gym Work Deliberate recovery practices Each factor impacts your recovery and ability to train intensely.

Most famous for his always leave one in the chamber philosophy of strength training, Pavel introduced the world to a concept he called “Greasing the Groove.” Greasing the Groove (GTG) is a micro-workout approach to every day kettle bell training.

Instead of long dedicated blocks of all-out workouts, Pavel prescribes light sessions every day. Sessions with long rests between sets, and stopping well before failure.

Best of all, light, every day kettle bell training doesn’t require recovery. Greasing the groove can stand alone as a complete workout, or layered on top of an existing routine for faster results.

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To keep the system in balance, daily workouts must be less intense and shorter. If this all seems too confusing, Pavel designed a great program for everyday Kettle bell Training called Simple & Sinister (Amazon).

He gives you daily kettle bell routines and lays out the common rookie (and veteran) mistakes. While exercising, the moment your form slips up just a tiny bit, STOP.

I can trace back most of my injuries to ignoring poor form cues. For the best results, perform 70-250 kettle bell swings daily before breakfast when hormones and enzymes are primed to burn stored body fat.

For an average strength lady, Pavel recommends 16 kg for KBS and 8 kg for TGU. I’ve found that I can complete a workout of Kettle bell Swing and Turkish Get-Ups in just about 10 minutes.

Most people begin noticing big results and improvements in 2-4 weeks. Cardio and strength benefits begin earlier, while goals like weight loss can take a little longer to show.

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Every time you enter the room, hit a few kettle bell swings. The Eastern workout approach is the antithesis of the way I trained.

I started GTG and reclaimed 15 hours previously consumed by the gym. Paradoxically, swinging kettle bells kept me consistently near full strength while I continued to build muscle.

I no longer spent 90 percent of my weeks recovering from monstrous personal-record setting workouts. I hack my workouts with an incredible technology I wrote about called blood flow restriction training.

Every day I make a point to get a few minutes of a little exercise “snack”. While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has halted the cadence of everyday life for just about everyone, the world is now beginning to adjust.

We're also hosting live workout sessions on Instagram with some of our favorite trainers to fill the fitness class-shaped void in your daily routine. Expand='' crop='original'] David Freeman, national program manager of Life Time's Alpha program, hosted the latest session from his home.

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The strength interval workout, which requires you to have a pair of kettle bells (or another similar load you can hold in the same way), a short platform, some support for your knees, and a timer, will challenge you to use your muscles and work as hard as possible in short bursts of effort. If you're used to slowing, long workouts that don't feature any real intensity, it's time to change up your game.

Warm up Reverse Lunge Hip Flexor Stretch Wrist Openers High Knees Brett Williams, NASA Brett Williams, an associate fitness editor at Men's Health, is a NASM-CPT certified trainer and former pro football player and tech reporter who splits his workout time between strength and conditioning training, martial arts, and running.

This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. For those short on time the following workout is the perfect recipe to maintain and improve your overall strength, mobility, cardio and burn those unwanted calories.

All aspects of workout programming have been addressed with this workout including: single leg training, lateral movement, joint mobility, dynamic cardio, stability, core and preventing muscle imbalances. All exercises alternate between left and right sides in order to prevent developing muscle imbalances.

The objective is to perform the complete ten-minute workout without stopping or putting the kettle bell down. The slingshot acts as a great warm up exercise for the shoulders, arms, wrists and core muscles.

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The halo will also condition the smaller shoulder stabilizer muscles for those weak in this area. Keep the arms in close to the body and be sure to take the kettle bell all the way back and around the bottom of the neck.

As we spend most of our time on one leg whether walking or running this is an important exercise to master. You will also develop very useful core strength through this exercise by connecting the one leg to the opposite shoulder, very important for sports and rotational movement.

Keeping your belly button pulled in and core muscles tight you should pivot forwards at the hips with a flat back. Keep your shoulder pulled back so the kettle bell doesn’t just fall towards the floor.

Once the kettle bell reaches the floor reverse the movement keeping the back, leg and shoulder in alignment. Avoid shrugging the shoulders up towards the ears and rotating the rear leg outwards, keep the toes going down towards the floor.

The windmill is a challenging exercise so beginners can practice just holding the kettle bell overhead with a straight arm for 30 seconds on each side. Beginners can also practice the windmill by holding the kettle bell in the bottom hand rather than the top.

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The kettle bell swing is a dynamic exercise that works most of the muscles in the body while challenging your cardio at the same time. To generate the swinging of the kettle bell the hips are pushed backwards and then snapped forwards with a squeezing of the buttocks.

The clean and press is a full body exercise that will develop both strength and muscle. For strengthening the shoulders, arms and upper back the kettle bell clean and press is very effective.

With a straight wrist and a tight grip the kettle bell is next pressed overhead to a locked out position. Holding the kettle bell with both hands and keeping your chest up take a large step sideways.

Keep your weight back on your heels as you sit your hips backwards into the movement. Not only does the thruster help to promote both flexion and extension movements but it also enables you to press overhead more weight than usual.

Be sure to reach parallel with the floor with your thighs before driving back up and pressing the kettle bell overhead. The overhead press part of the movement should be a consequence of the momentum of you standing up from the bottom position of the squat.

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If your shoulder starts to fatigue you can use your other hand to help support the kettle bell during the squatting part of the exercise. Lean forward at a 45-degree angle keeping your core engaged and back flat.

Sit back into your heels and bend your legs slightly absorbing your weight with your hamstrings. Pull from your elbow back towards your hip making sure to keep your shoulder down and away from your ear.

Avoid twisting or rotating by keeping your core tight and body inline with the floor. Lower the kettle bell back down slowly avoiding the temptation to drop your shoulder or rotating towards the floor.

Those with a weak lower back or previous injury should be careful with this exercise as incorrect form can irritate bulging or slipped discs. The kettle bell reverse lunge and press is a challenging exercise that not only works into the legs and buttocks but also shoulders and cardio.

Holding the kettle bell in the racked position against the chest with your elbow in take a good step backwards. Pulling from the front heel return to standing position before driving the kettle bell overhead.

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Ten minutes is an excellent duration to exercise, not only can you active every muscle in your body but it is also long enough to challenge your cardio. The workout listed above includes 10 kettle bell exercises that have been chosen to challenge your balance, strength, cardio, mobility, coordination, stability and core muscles.

I’d recommend that you experiment with how many times you perform the workout per week and also consider using the listed alternative exercises to keep things challenging.

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04: Competition Kettlebell Dimensions
05: Competition Kettlebell For Get Ups
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07: Competition Kettlebell Set
08: Competition Kettlebell Weights
09: Correct Form For Kettlebell Swing
10: Onnit Academy Kettlebell
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1 www.onnit.com - https://www.onnit.com/academy/kettlebell/
2 www.onnit.com - https://www.onnit.com/academy/certification/specialist-kettlebells/
3 www.onnit.com - https://www.onnit.com/academy/tag/kettlebell/
4 www.onnit.com - https://www.onnit.com/academy/kettlebell-benefits/