Guest Blogger Annie Jones shares some top kettlebell workouts:
You might have heard people give several excuses for the extra pounds that they have put on since the last time you saw them. Chief among these excuses that most of my friends always run to is that they are simply too busy and hence they have no time to spare for a 2 hour workout. This excuse I am sure you have heard or you have probably told it to yourself a couple of times. But now, in steps the Kettlebell workouts that will most certainly take this excuse out of the equation.
Kettlebell workouts provide a simple 20-30 minutes workout solution that seeks to burn fat and help in strength training, while at the same time limiting the amount of time that you take while doing them. This ensures that you stay in shape while not compromising on your work time. The following are 5 kettlebell workouts that you could adopt for at least 3 days in a week.
This is by far the most common kettlebell workout there is. You start this workout with the kettlebell between your legs. Now you will reach down, ensuring that your spine remains neutral, and grab the kettlebell handle with both hands. Ensure that your feet are firmly on the ground. Now take a deep breath and lift the kettle bell up until you are in a straight posture with the kettlebell at your hip-level. Now return the Kettlebell back between your legs while keeping your spine neutral. Repeat this 10
This is another high fat burning and strength training kettlebell workout. You will start with the kettlebell at the same position as that of the deadlift-between your legs. Now reach down and lift up the kettlebell but this time with your hands under it and not by the handle. Stand straight up and then descend into a squat position that ensures your spine remains flat. Now drive the kettlebell up above your head keeping your weight on your legs. Make sure that it is on top of your head and not behind or in front of it. Repeat this 10 times.
(See more on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrVgpDOLlgM)
Round the world
This kettlebell workout focuses more on your arms and shoulders. You start by holding the kettlebell on your left hand. Now swing it around your back and pass it on to your right hand. Keep this circular motion going for about 30 seconds to a minute.
(See more on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQiYRqWYsqQ)
Two handed (Russian) swing
This workout focuses on strength building on your arms and your legs. You again start this with the kettlebell in front of you. Now pick up the kettlebell with both your hands and swing it between your legs while keeping your lower back properly arched. Ensure that when you swing it back forward that it does not come too close to the ground. Do this while ensuring your legs are firmly on the ground.
(See more on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJfB57SYQpI))
This workout focuses on your back and burns fat on your abs. Start by holding the kettlebell on your left hand and keep your legs spread apart but with your left foot pointed to the side. Now lift the kettlebell up. Stretch out your right hand and move until you are bending on to it. Keep the left hand with the weight high up. Slowly go back up towards a straight posture again. Repeat this 10 times and then switch the weight to the right hand.
(See more on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITSmgn_BQgY)
Kettlebell workouts are now giving us a simple workout solution for all the people who want to work out but not necessarily have enough time to go to the gym for a two hour session. They are also very convenient since you do not need a lot of equipment and can be done at the comfort of your home. They are quite clearly the go-to option for a quick workout for burning the extra fat while at the same time building strength.
About the Author
|Annie Jones is the main person behind the BoostBodyFit. She started off a bit on the chubby side, but went through the transformation and now enjoys great health and looks great. She is a fan bodyweight training and healthy living. She found the BoostBodyFit to share her experience on Health, Fitness, Sports Nutrition and everything else between.|