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Five Kettlebell moves to blast fat

Five Kettlebell moves to blast fat

Swing it, lift it, push up on it, there’s plenty can be achieved with a kettlebell. Burning 400 calories in a 20-minute kettlebell workout is enough to convince us that it’s a good way to workout.

For great results try these 5 kettlebell moves:

1. The Kettlebell Squat. Stand with your feet a little wider than hip width apart. Hold the kettlebell with both hands by the handle and then, as if you were going to sit down, move into a deep squat before coming back up to standing position. Feel the burn in your quads.

2. Kettlebell Thruster. With a simple addition to the Kettlebell Squat, keeping the kettlebell close to your chest, as you return to a standing position, take the kettlebell over your head, pushing directly upwards. Don’t stop between the transitions and you’ll get a full body workout.

3. Deadlift. Keeping a straight back, with legs just wider than hip width apart, hold the kettlebell in front of you and let it drop down to the floor. As you lift it, keep your arms straight and return to your perfect posture. This is a great one for your back, glutes and legs.

4. Kettlebell High Pull. Back, shoulders and biceps are isolated in this simple move. Standing with good posture, hold the kettlebell by the handles and lift upwards towards your chin, so your elbows bend (think as if you were making a digging movement, but without bending at the waist).

5. Renegade Rows. Get down into a push up position with a kettlebell in each hand, underneath each shoulder. Alternate pulling up each kettlebell to the side of your ribs. You can boost this exercise up a notch by adding a push up in the middle. This will challenge your core, biceps, triceps and shoulders.


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Laura Briggs

Laura is a fitness writer who loves running ultra marathons. In addition to training for her epic runs she finds time for strength training, Pilates and Yoga. .