Huge Fat Loss and the Kettlebell Swing

Kettlebell Swing for Fat Loss

Kettlebell Swings are huge for fat loss, period.  I can safely say that if you’re seriously into kettlebells and the swinging of them – it is usually difficult for one to keep weight on one’s body.

I really want you to note something.  This is not just an exercise that will help you in your journey.  It’s not just something that you can add in because it will probably work.  Swing a kettlebell 300x per day, twice per week and work your way up do doing this every day, and we completely remove that word – “probably”.

Why?  A properly performed kettlebell swing is different from anything you’ve seen or felt before.  The kettlebell is drawn back through the legs into a deep hinge, and blasted forward with maximal effort using the buttocks, hamstrings, quads and abdominal muscles, all contracting at once with extremely high intensity.  This is done over and over up to 50, even seventy times in a row, leaving the swinger listless at the end of a set.  A highly athletic movement, kettlebell swings work to burn fat because they are so extremely intense, and they recruit all 620 muscles in the human body at once.

Why does this work?  Maximal efforts seem to work best when it comes to weight loss workouts, as these workouts recruit the most muscles in the human body, and hence burn the most fat. We’ve all seen the TV show, “The Biggest Loser”, right?  This is what you will look like with the 300 swing per day routine – with similar results.

Kettlebell Swing Routine for Fat Loss

The hardest workouts I’ve ever seen out there that work for weight loss take real heart, and this is one of them.  For this challenge, use a weight you’re ready for!  Trained men, use a 24 kg bell, and trined women, 16 kg.  If you’re untrained in the sport, start considerably lighter. Perform 20-30 at a time throughout the day – don’t try to do all at once!

To learn the swing, practice these preliminary steps before swinging in another article I’ve written on the topic here.

The sport of Russian  Kettlebells is taught each morning at Dan’s Kettlebell and Barbell Club, Alameda, CA so why not book your ONE WEEK FREE TRIAL NOW?

By Dan Piper, CPT, RKC, FMS,  Workout4Results.com

Strength Training at Dan’s Barbell and Kettlebell Club, Alameda, CA

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