Why You Should Buy Kettlebells
we say in the military, "bottom line up front": As a fitness
tool; kettlebells enable you to burn fat, gain muscle, build strength
and phenominal stamina and endurance all in one small package, in
a small area...no
other equipment required! Look at all these benefits:
more fat (up to six times) in less time than endless, boring cardio like
treadmills and aerobics classes.
and affordable, does not take up much space (unlike that elliptical gathering
gym membership required!! A kettlebell quick start kit with everything you need
will pay for itself in gym membership savings in a few months (if not
immediately in sign up fees).
time to do what you want! Short workouts
and no commuting to a gym means more time for you. Typical kettlebell workouts
are only 15-30 minutes.
and exciting workout. Kettlebells are
popular with everyone from front line commandos to mixed martial arts fighters
to Hollywood movie stars, they are a blast!
just some of the benefits…how can this be possible? Well, it has to do with how
the body works and what energy systems are used. Kettlebells tap into the anaerobic system
which is what is used for short bursts of activity like sprinting or a set of
builds both traditional cardio endurance as well as increased short term
endurance and power…and…really cranks the metabolism to burn more fat! Studies have shown working out in a high
intensity interval fashion burns up to 6 times more fat than tradition cardio.
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not sure? (and who can blame you with all the hype out there). Below are some thoughts from my wife when she
first started using kettlebells about why there really are no excuses not
to. (Note: she is not athletic at all…never
participated in sports in school and is not a fitness buff).
Excuse #1: I don’t have time.
Well you know what? That first workout I did way back then… it must have taken
me about ten minutes (looking at it, I bet it was less!). Kettlebells are
effective even if you start out working out for ten minutes a day. As you grow
to love what you are doing and the results you are achieving, you will want to
workout for longer. A year later my average kettlebell workout was 45 minutes.
Excuse # 2: I hate to exercise.
Yup. I sure do. But I have found something I can definitely tolerate. I don’t
always love it, but I do like it. It is hard, but I would rather workout with
my kettlebell any day of the week than put on running shoes.
Excuse # 3: I can’t afford it.
Mmmm-hmmm. This is a good one too. Kettlebells can be expensive at first
glance. But let me put it in perspective. How much money have you spent on the
elliptical that is sitting in your garage or the treadmill that is buried under
clothing in your bedroom? How much money do you spend on your gym membership?
Buy a kettlebell and a video and you will be set. You can design your own
kettlebell workouts, and you never have to set foot in a gym if you don’t want
Excuse # 4: It’s so much work. I can’t weight-lift *and* do
Well you don’t need to. My workouts are only with my kettlebell. Sometimes I do
some Pilates to give my abs an extra workout here and there. And sometimes I
take a walk so I can be by myself. Generally though, I use my kettlebell only.
You are heaving a weight around but you are using all of the muscles in your
body, your core, your stabilizing muscles. My heart rate routinely gets up over
160 during my workouts. So guess what? No aerobics for me! Woo hoo!!!!
Have I covered all of your excuses yet? If not, let me know what they are, and
I bet I can solve them for ya. Seriously… the best thing about working with
kettlebells is how much healthier I am, how much stronger, and how great I feel
about myself. When I first tried to do a deck squat, I could barely get off the
floor. Now they are not a big deal. This exercise routine has helped me in
every area of my life, and I needed help. Now I can hold a toddler in one arm
and hold three other things in my hand while simultaneously picking up another
item from the floor. Can your legs handle that? Mine couldn’t before!
is by far the best change I have made in myself in the last few years. It is
not easy. But it is SO worth it. Don't take my word for it, get a women's quick start kit and find out for yourself! Now let me have my husband tell you about his
When I got out of the Army in May 2002, I spent the next nine months as a couch
potato as far as my conditioning was concerned. By mid-January I had had enough
of being a slug, so I started working out using products and techniques taught
by Pavel Tsatsouline. Since then I have lost 16 lbs
of fat and gained 4 lbs of muscle. More importantly, I am stronger than I have
ever been and my workouts are only 20-45 minutes a day 3-4 days per week.
(Rachel’s note: He took one of his kettlebells to Afghanistan with him!)
Pavel is a former
Spetsnaz (Russian Special Forces) trainer and currently lives in California
teaching SWAT teams, military personnel and ordinary folks how to get leaner
and stronger “without the dishonor of dieting and aerobics.”
For raw strength without adding useless bulk (like bodybuilders), I use the
methods outlined in the book “Power to the People” (PTP). For fat loss, strength endurance
and cardiovascular conditioning I have been using Kettlebells. A Kettlebell is
a cannonball with a handle (otherwise known as a “Wile-E-Coyote weight” by my
friend Joe) that builds phenomenal grip strength while conditioning your
aerobic and anaerobic systems.
Bottom line: If you want to be lean, strong and have the endurance of an
athlete I highly recommend all of Pavel’s products, especially kettlebells.
P.S. Since I find myself recommending these products to others anyway, I have
become an affiliate of the Dragondoor website. If you buy kettlebells using these links, I will get a small
commission and you will get to be the envy of all your friends after a few
months of using them!
Back to Rachel again. If you ever have questions, please ask.
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