Have you been frustrated with confusing exercise plans and endless hours dedicated to the gym, all in an effort to lose your love handles? Welcome to the kettlebell, the last handle you’ll grab, and I promise that once you begin to use it, it will truly be a handle that you love.
If you are like most people, time is of the essence, so the kettlebell is your best option because it allows you to get your strength and cardio all in one training session without ever needing to leave the house.
So how do you get started? You’ll want to get a highly skilled trainer with a certification from one of the following organizations: Strong First, RKC/HKC, or Strength Matters. They will help keep you safe as you begin your journey to learn the kettlebell swing, the most important movement of them all, as it is often called the center of the kettlebell universe. I cannot recommend enough the importance of making the initial investment of working with a trainer in order to keep you safe and save you tons of money on inefficient training.
Once your trainer evaluates your movement and graduates you to perform swings, the fun begins! The kettlebell swing places great demand on your grip, core, and glutes, making it a very efficient and effective exercise for burning off those love handles. When you train your body in this functional manner, not only will you burn tons of fat, but due to the hormonal and neurological benefits, you will also improve other physical movements such as your running or cycling. (Check out my reviews from experienced cyclists).
The average beginner will typically start with 7-10 swings on the minute for 7-10 minutes and do that 2-3 times per week. Again, those initial sessions should be with a trainer so as to insure proper technique to keep you safe. Improper movement leads to wasted energy and increases your chance for injury. Adaptation to these training sessions takes place fairly quickly, but stay conservative and slowly increase your repetitions one at a time, and you’ll notice it add up!
You’re going to want to make sure your recovery time in-between training sessions helps you stay ready for your next session, so to stay up-to-date with more fat loss tips and ways to use kettlebells for your training, follow Dr. Drew Vercellino, DC HERE and make sure to subscribe so you get notified as soon as new videos are released.
Enjoy losing your love handles while you fall in love with another love handle!
And as always, take care… of your health.