The kettlebell is one of the most versatile pieces of fitness equipment you can add to your home gym. One of the best things about them is that they’re great for performing total body workouts, training sessions where you hit all of your bodies major muscle groups. These workouts are great for burning calories, getting into awesome shape, building muscle and building strength.
Whether you are thinking about buying a kettlebell or already own several, knowing which exercises are best for a total body workout is challenging. This article makes it easy. In it, personal trainer and certified kettlebell coach Adrienne Harvey answers the question “if someone only has the time to perform one kettlebell exercise for conditioning and fat burning which do you recommend?” Keep reading to learn her answer. I think it will help you too.
The kettlebell swing, when performed properly, is one of the most effective ways to improve your overall conditioning and of course burn a lot of fat. It’s extremely important to make sure that you’re performing the swing correctly as there’s a lot of bad form examples out there on the internet – find an RKC (Russian Kettlebell Challenge) Certified Instructor to coach you. Also, make sure that you’re using the right weight – too light and you’re wasting your time, too heavy at first and you will have a hard time learning the skill.
Once my clients become proficient in the kettlebell swing, we use it as a powerful cardio and strength component of EVERY workout. The kettlebell swing is an empowering exercise that builds confidence, lean muscle and of course torches body fat. Even on a busy day, just 10 minutes of kettlebell swings (example: intervals of 30 seconds work, 30 seconds rest) can get the job done.
Adrienne Harvey is a RKC Level 2 Instructor and Certified Personal Trainer (American Council on Exercise). You learn more about her at her website www.giryagirl.com.