Most of us visit the gym to lose weight AND sculpt strong, sexy muscles.
So the question is, which exercise modality gives you muscle-building bang, and also a cardiovascular workout that burns calories fast?
Kettlebell exercise! It’s gaining recognition as the most effective form of exercise. In 2013, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) conducted a study on the calorie burn of kettlebell training.
Researchers determined that participants were burning at least 20.2 calories per minute, which works out to a staggering 1200 calories per hour, which is equivalent to running at a pace of 03:43/km. This makes it one of the most effective exercises, minute-for-minute when it comes to burning calories. This is due to the fact that kettlebell training incorporates multiple muscle groups per exercise.
So go on. Pick up the kettlebells!
Author: Tanja Schmitz
Founder and Editor of Fitness Magazine. You’ll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.