Kettlebells: The Most Effective Way To Burn Calories

Kettlebells: The Most Effective Way To Burn Calories

Why is burning calories such an annoying, difficult process? It’s such a pain to burn lots (and I mean lots) of calories. It takes too long!

Does it have to? There’s a reason kettlebells are getting crazy popular… that has something to do with the amount of calories it burns. That’s only the beginning, though.

More and more people are using them. The question is, why would people do a ridiculous thing like that?

Well, because they’re great, that’s why. That’s a pretty good reason.

Kettlebells provide a total-body resistance workout…

…that ALSO incorporates cardio.

In fact, the average person can burn 400 calories in only 20 minutes with a kettlebell.

Uhh, in case you were counting, that is literally infinity calories. That’s like running a 6 minute mile. I don’t know many people that can run a 6 minute mile.

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Why Kettlebells Burn So Many Calories

After all, they’re just weights, right? Wrong. Kettlebells are so effective because you’re working out on different planes of movement. You’re not just going up and down, like with dumbbells or barbells, you’re going in and out and side to side (I swear I’m not trying to make an innuendo here), so it works out your body a lot more effectively. Plus, it mimics the way your body moves in real life, and works with your body rather than against it.

why kettlebells burn so many calories

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So what does that add up to?

Well, because your body is using more “stabilizer muscles” than it would in normal strength training, it burns a lot more calories and puts an intense workout on your core a.k.a. your abs.

That means that not only will you see weight loss, you’ll also see your fitness levels spike.

And in way less time than traditional exercises.

Kettlebells are love. Kettlebells are life. Kettlebells.


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21 comments… add one
  • "Leah Evers" March 19, 2017, 8:54 pm

    I looove kettlebells! They intimidated me at first but I don’t regret it now.

  • Villa Chester June 9, 2015, 9:43 am

    The kettle bells kick my butt every single time that I use them. I feel good and stretched out for sure, so I guess the workout is good, but the soreness is right there to follow.

  • Tracy Skys June 7, 2015, 11:21 am

    When my trainer was done with the kettlebell part of my exercises, I was the happiest person in the world. The results are great, however, the workout is hard!

  • G. Warner June 7, 2015, 11:08 am

    I have worked out with these so much I don’t even want to see them in any gym that I enter :) Great workout and the best way that I could find to tone my arms.

  • Brittany Delmar June 7, 2015, 10:42 am

    What a great workout! Kettlebells are top notch ways to get the most all around muscle workout! Great tips!

  • H. Julio June 7, 2015, 10:24 am

    Have you ever used the kettlebells to run with? I saw a video on YouTube that showed a person using these as they are running up and down hills. They claim that it can really help with your balance, but I wasn’t sure it was something that I should try.

  • Daria June 3, 2015, 11:26 am

    The more muscles you work, the more calories you will burn, easy as that :)

    • Maddy June 9, 2015, 10:10 am

      That is exactly it. If you can work muscles without getting hurt, that’s is all that matter. Keep up the routine and you will LOVE the end results!

  • Vanessa Smith June 2, 2015, 10:50 am

    I have been using Kettlebells now weekly for about 2 months and I love the definition that I see in my arms and feel in my core. The muscles are there, you just have to know how to work them. Great tips!

  • E. Jones June 2, 2015, 10:35 am

    It makes sense that you are working out on a different plane. That would also mean that you are using different muscle groups as well, which is good for an overall workout.

  • Patriciana R. June 1, 2015, 11:40 am

    I love to use these at the gym. I thought they would be the same as the free weights, but after a couple of the workouts, I realized I was wrong about kettlebells. Thanks for pointing these tips out!

  • Hillary Jones June 1, 2015, 11:25 am

    The first time I saw these on The Biggest Loser, I think, I was wondering what the real benefits were. Thanks for clearing things up as I just thought they were like a normal weight.

  • Noel J. May 24, 2015, 11:24 am

    Wouldn’t it be great if something actually BURNED the calories from our body? It might seem like the lazy way out, but with all of the science and technology these days, you would think it is something that could happen!

  • Christine H. May 24, 2015, 11:09 am

    There is no doubt in my mind that Kettlebells will burn the calories when you use them. The key is to make sure that you are doing them on a regular basis as that is when you are going to see the most benefits.

  • Bridgette May 24, 2015, 10:52 am

    Kettlebells are great! I am glad to see that new exercises are coming out and new equipment that anyone can use, even at home, is available.

    • Jasmine June 3, 2015, 11:41 am

      I agree! what a great exercise routine to have when these are included! You work out so many muscle groups and you gain flexibility as well!

  • Hopy May 24, 2015, 10:34 am

    Kettlebells were invented out of a necessity and now every single gym that you go to has them for you to use. The workouts are great and when used properly, you can really gain some muscle mass.

  • Glicks May 24, 2015, 10:16 am

    I LOVE using kettlebells when I workout. They make me feel like I am stretching my muscles to the max and I always feel GREAT in the morning!

  • Wayne May 24, 2015, 10:02 am

    I always tell my workout buddies to try the kettle bells and they look at me weird. I think they take one look at them and are not sure how to use them :) So I take a few minutes to show them and that is all it takes.

  • Jasmine May 24, 2015, 9:46 am

    I have used the kettlebells before. My trainer said that you MUST use them with the best possible technique, however, as they could injure your body if used improperly. Plenty of workouts that include them, so that is nice.

  • Kitty H. May 22, 2015, 9:30 pm

    When I first heard of kettlebells, I was like, “a what?” Then it came down to wondering why they were so “good” for me to use. I think you explained that quite well here.

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