The Benefits Of Swinging
Obviously kettlebell training increases your strength, however due to the momentum behind those swings your heart rate gets some play too. Hello cardio! And if that is not enough, your core will also love you more once you take up swinging. In one American Council on Exercise (A.C.E.) study, participants who included kettlebell swings (a staple kettlebell exercise) within their workout saw a 70 percent increase in core strength.
Also, when done properly, “swinging” can also improve mobility and range of option. For example, after my back problems decided to let me sweat again, I saw instant changes in my hip flexibility and core strength–both which help develop a strong back. And girl you already know numbers don’t lie: In another recent study, kettlebell enthusiasts performing a 20 minute snatch workout were measured to burn, on average, 13.6 calories/minute aerobically and 6.6 calories/minute anaerobically during the entire workout – “equivalent to running a 6-minute mile pace.” I mean who wouldn’t want to burn up to 20 calories/minute?! At this rate, you’ll fit into your ambitious one-size-too-small New Years ensemble!