If you want a quick and effective way to lose weight, why not try kettlebell exercises? Instead of spending 45 minutes to an hour running away on the treadmill, when done properly, a 20 minute kettlebell HIIT exercise can burn up to 250 calories! If you haven’t seen a kettlebell before, it basically looks like a cannonball with a handle. They are originally from Russia, and they’ve been around for more than a century. There are various weights and sizes to choose from and you can get them in a variety of colors.
So what are kettlebell exercises good for? First of all, it is great for building strength and losing weight. The intense motion of Kettlebell training will work on the muscles in your core, lower back, lower body, and shoulder. In other words, they are a great way to give yourself a full body workout. Your stamina will also improve. Additionally, you don’t need lots of space to do this exercise.
Many people, including martial arts experts and professional athletes do these exercises and they have found them to be highly effective.
Here are 8 kettlebell exercises you can do at the privacy of your home or bedroom.
- Kettlebell Swing
- Kettlebell Figure 8
- Kettlebell Russian Twist
- One-Arm Kettlebell Snatch
- Kettlebell Windmill
- Kettlebell Slingshot
- Alternating Kettlebell Row
- Kettlebell Lunge Press