Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Best Kettlebell Exercises for Rapid Fat Loss and Lean Muscle Gain

As a former College football player and a current real world fat loss expert who has helped lots of people lose a lot of pounds of fat, I know a thing or two about exercise selection. Everyone always asks me what the best kettlebell exercises are to lose fat AND gain muscle fast.

I’ll keep this as simple as possible for you. The best exercises for fat loss are also the best exercises for muscle gain and visa versa. These exercises all have one thing in common: they provide a UNIQUE challenge to your body AND involve as many muscles in your body as possible.

Both the scientific research and the real world case studies have shown that total body workouts are superior for maximal fat loss and muscle gain. But let’s take this one step further…

Let’s dramatically accelerate results by preferentially selecting TOTAL BODY EXERCISES within each TOTAL BODY WORKOUT! For example, goblet squats are well known for being one of the best muscle-builders with a serious a fat-shredding effect. However, the squat goes from great to UNSTOPPABLE for changing your body for the better when you make it a combination movement by adding a row or press to each squat rep. It’s obvious that you can reap more benefits this way since you have now involved your upper body into the king of lower body exercises.

It’s as simple as the Dream Body Equation below:

Performing Total Body Exercises Within Each Total Body Workout 

More Muscles Involved =

More Calories Burnt + Greater Muscle-Building Stimulus =

Greater Fat Lost + Greater Muscle Gain

I must be honest in that I have a true love-hate relationship with the following movements I am about to share with you. Love because of the unparalleled fat-melting, muscle-building results they provide to help you look your best. Hate because they break me every single workout by leaving me in tears while in a pool of my own sweat. In other words, these are not for the weak of mind, body, or soul!

Without further ado, here is the official top 8 list of my favorite exercises in the world for fat loss and lean muscle gain:

Exercise#1- Racked Kettlebell Squat to Overhead Press Combo…The Kettlebell Thruster

Exercise#2- The Swing- Kettlebells or Sandbags

Exercise#3- Alternating Reverse Lunge plus Row

Exercise#4-Squat Thrust to Push Up

Exercise#5- Hard Style Kettlebell Press

Exercise#6- Kettlebell Snatches or High Pulls

Exercise#7- Turkish Getup

Exercise#8- Kettlebell Single-Leg RDL plus Row

Later this week I will have a Part I and Part II video series out demonstrating the above.

Well I hope you take my expert advice and jack up your training with these 8 deadly total body combination exercises. I guarantee you better results in less time by regularly employing these movements into your workouts. Of course it’s now up to you to take your workouts, and your body, to the next level.

I’ll be sharing some more great exercises in the weeks and months to come.

Be fit,

Sandy Sommer, RKC

Charm City Kettlebells

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