If you were a person from the past, you might end up wondering why people are still looking for help when information is virtually all around them. This is a particular case when it comes to weight loss. In fact, losing weight is not so much a secret as much as it is something most people already know how to do.
You can walk outside your house and ask a random stranger on how to lose weight and that stranger will more or less know what they’re talking about. Hey, if you can muster the courage, ask someone who looks like they need to lose weight on how exactly to lose weight. I’ll bet you your next Happy Meal they know a thing or two about the topic.
We live in a world where information is at our fingertips and yet we still see people doing the exact opposite of what they already know. Just like how people still smoke even if a ton of research tells them it’s bad, the cons of eating junk and avoiding regular exercise is pretty well known. But you can’t blame them. Most of the time it’s simply due to two things:
- Too much information which causes analysis paralysis.
- Lack of motivation.
Now while I can’t exactly give a good pep talk, I think I can convince them enough with an exercise that’s guaranteed to make them want to sweat. It won’t be something as boring as running on a treadmill or something as advanced as barbell training. No, what I got is something that’s fun, high-powered, and definitely not boring.
I’m here to tell you something that could literally torch your body fat. Its only requirement is one versatile fitness tool, energy, and focus. This exercise is called the kettlebell swing, probably the most effective fat loss exercise in the world.
But why is it effective?
- Perfect For Volume Training
Training with volume has a lot to do with perfecting a certain skill set before moving on to the next level. When it comes to building strength and burning fat, the key lies in the amount of repetitions you can perform an exercise without deviating from the proper form.
When it comes to volume, the kettlebell swing definitely tops the list as one of the best exercises to use. The logic there is simple: more swings = more fat burned = more calories burned. All in all this promotes a healthier approach to weight loss.
As a bonus, when you finally get the form right, you’ll have access to an exercise that can burn 20 calories per minute or up to 1,200 calories per hour!
- Naturally Augments Metabolism
Having metabolism is exclusive to living creatures. Your body’s metabolism is the key to how efficiently absorbs nutrition and convert the chemicals needed for you to live every day. And as you may have heard, metabolism determines effective your body is at becoming a fat furnace. One of the goals of living a healthy and fit lifestyle is to achieve a level of metabolism that promotes a strong body.
As with most exercises, the kettlebell swing is capable of speeding up your body’s metabolic rate. Perhaps it can speed it up much better in a short period of time. It can grant your body the ability to burn fat continuously for up to 48 hours. This means your body’s metabolic rate will be relatively the same even if you decide to rest for about two days. That’s a pretty decent side-effect if you ask me.
- Builds Good Muscle
Kettlebell training, as with other forms of weight lifting, gives you the benefit of having strong and firm muscles. With that said, kettlebell swings always involve what you call an imbalanced form of training.
This imbalanced training is much more beneficial to those who use only one hand to swing a kettlebell. The body is constantly fighting the urge to topple or to fall off to one side as both momentum and force of each swing tries to take it out of its equilibrium. As you progress with a heavier bell so does the amount of work your muscles have to do to keep the body balanced. And as with the earlier equation, the more your muscles work, the more calories you burn.
The strength of the kettlebell swing lies in its ability to burn fat in a short period of time. It burns a lot of fat, improves metabolism, enhances physical functions, and gets you decent muscle work. The kettlebell swing is effective on its own but it works best when paired with other forms of training such as barbell lifting. Whichever you may choose, you know you have one exercise you can always fall back to when you’re in the mood to torch a lot of body fat.
Have you tried the kettlebell swing before? Share your experience with us at the comments section!
About The Author:
Food Scientist. Fitness and Health Aficionado. Investor. Writer.
Robert likes to tell people how to grow their money and how to naturally lose body fat. He owns a small website catered to his passion to write about health and fitness. His main weapon against weakness is the kettlebell.