Sculpt & Tone with Kettlebells

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Over the past few months I have incorporated kettlebell workouts into my routine. I use a gymboss to time my workouts. If you want to sculpt and blast fat off your entire body; kettlebells will help you in your quest to wellness. Kettlebell movements result in short bursts of intense exercise that will boost your metabolism for up to 24 hours after breaking a serious sweat.

Kettlebells provide a total physical fitness workout through three-dimensional movements. Muscles that are targeted in each workout include:

  • Glutes (great for toning and firming your butt)
  • Hamstrings
  • Inner thighs
  • Quadriceps
  • Calves
  • Abs ( your entire core is engaged throughout the workout)
  • Back
  • Trapezius, rhomboids and latissimus dorsi (lats)

So as you can see you engage your whole body throughout the workout. Total body workouts are the best for reducing your body fat percentage. There is a cardiovascular component to kettlebell routines and this will stimulate your heart rate.

Other beautiful benefits include:

  • Sexy toned, firm butt
  • Reduced waistline and flatter abs
  • Fat loss
  • Leaner legs
  • Toned Arms
  • Improved posture
  • Tight core muscles
  • Enhanced joint stability

So whether you join a class in your local gym or you buy kettlebells for your home gym it is imperative you learn the correct posture/form. Bad posture places unnecessary stress on the joints can be result in injury. Never compromise form. Always warm up and cool down/stretch. Another important element to training and achieving positive results is to ensure you are eating a well-rounded diet. Be sure to check out my recipes on the blog to help you along the way.

An example of a programme for me consists of the following:

I use a gymboss (interval timer) 45 seconds’ on/15 seconds off, 3 sets of each exercise.

  • Warm up

Kettlebell Workout (youtube exercises below)

  • Double Hand Hold Squat
  • Torso Circles
  • Romanian Deadlift
  • Double Arm Swing
  • Tricep Press
  • Goblet Squats
  • Russian Twists
  • Planks
  • Cool down/stretch

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