Combining Kettle Bell training with weights and cardio ?

  • GettingFitter

    Posts: 158

    May 08, 2010 6:46 AM GMT
    I am thinking of purchasing an intermediate Kettlebell along with a instructional dvd to help my muscle and strength gains along with the weight training I am currently doing as well as the four spin classes a week.

    The idea I got is, since a lot of people have said the kettlebell is great for getting muscle size and slashing off body fat, that if I combine a workout with it twice a week along with what I am already doing it may speed up the weight loss process and muscle and strength gains even more.

    Has anyone here actually done this and would recommend it ? I only want to do it on the days I cannot make it to the gym but not use it on the days I do spin or my other weight workout.
  • SFNavigator

    Posts: 62

    May 08, 2010 2:26 PM GMT
    I do kettlebell training 3 times a week and have seen, and feel great progress. Its a catch 22, kettlbell trainers will tell you to get off the free weights and gym equipment and gym trainers will tell you the same can be accomplished with free weights.
    With the moves you do in kettlebells it is all inclusive; cardio, burn fat, build muscle. It works for me, but i still do the pec and biceps with free weights at home. Kettlebells work the full body, and with free weights your just working isolated muscles.
    I have seen the biggest gains in my legs. Big muscle and buldging veins.
    If your into cycling big time like I am, you will notice huge gains in power on the bike. A few weeks ago I did a 70 mile ride that was mostly all climbing hills, and I was able to complete the entire ride, while some of the 20,30 year olds couldn't finish. It was all because of the work with kettlebells.
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    Jul 03, 2010 2:52 AM GMT
    hey kettlebells are awesome and they do work fullbody . i highly recommend the book

    Enter the kettlebell by Pavel. comes in book form and also video . either one is acceptable . i have the video .

    I like the kettlebell cause its portable and cheap . and when i can't make it to gym i just take one and work the whole body . and you can sure do single movements with full range of motion better . cause honestly u dont need two pairs of kettlebells just one does the trick

    hit up if any questions