Rather than restricting yourself to a single weight, a set of 2 or 3 bells will give you an extra 10-20 exercises in your arsenal. Target not just your core (abdominals/obliques/back), but even your secondary muscle groups like the lattimus dorsi, gluteus maximus, and trapezius.
Moreover, it gives you the option to choose what’s best for you AND to scale your progress when necessary. Typically, our users are ready for an upgrade in weight after just 2 weeks of consistent training.
Why Strength Training With a Kettlebell?
Weight training like kettlebells provide a great way to burn fats for weight loss and also tones the muscles in your body. Here is why:
The body is like a corporation, and the muscles in our body are like the employees servicing the operation. The more ’employees’ you have, the more work gets done autonomously everyday. This is in reference to your daily natural calorie burn. The more muscle mass you have, the higher your daily calorie burn is. Ever wonder why well-muscled individuals can eat all they want and not gain weight? It’s because they have a very dense layer of muscle that continuously burns off energy in the body to maintain their mass.
So women who strength train will put themselves in a better position to lose more weight and burn fat later in life. People who rely on cardiovascular exercises like running, will be able to burn off the water weight and some fat, however in the long run. This is akin to a get rich quick scheme, as opposed to leaving your money in a safe place generating healthy interest over time.
Gain less abdominal weight over time.
In a recent study, the National Institutes for Health found that women who did strength training exercises just two times a week were able to
Slow the growth of abdominal fat (they saw a 7% increase over a two year period)
As opposed to women who did not do strength training (who saw a 21% growth in the same time frame).
Start lifting weights and doing resistance training now to beat the belly bulge as you grow older.