Kettlebell Burn 1200 Calories
Since I began working with kettlebells in 2004, I have been confident that it is the premier training tool available today, both for fat loss and for overall functional strength. For the majority out there in gyms today, training or working out has been about losing weight. Repeatedly I hear the comments about the need for more cardio and the skepticism about how kettlebell workouts are probably more effective than their present workout.
Sparked by shows like The Biggest Loser, and movies like 300 in which Gerald Butler and the Spartans used kettlebells in part to hone their chiseled physiques, kettlebells are becoming all the rage. Enthusiasts claim twice the results in half the time.
The claims that the kettlebell delivers superior fat loss to any other method have finally been vindicated by scientists. Funded by the American Council of Exercise (ACE), research published in the January/February 2010 issue of ACE FitnessMatters proves that there’s plenty of scientific truth to back up the fat loss claims.
ACE is one of the oldest and most respected fitness research and certifying bodies in the United States. ACE is ultra conservative. They don't do fads and they don't do gimmicks. They do solid research. They want proof.
Scientists at the University of Wisconsin are stunned by the research: Kettlebell calorie burn is off the charts.
Dr. John Porcari, leader of the study, said, “So they were burning at least 20.2 calories per minute, which is off the charts. That’s equivalent to running a 6-minute mile pace. The only other thing I could find that burns that many calories is cross country skiing up hill at a fast pace.” That's 1,200 calories per hour.
The research team led by John Porcari, Ph. D and Chad Schnetter, M.S at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse Exercise and Health Program, used a VO2max kettlebell snatch protocol developed by Dragon Door author and Master RKC kettlebell instructor Kenneth Jay, in Jay’s bestseller Viking Warrior Conditioning.