Are Kettlebells Too Expensive?

Written by Victor Holtreman

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With a kettlebell you can get both an aerobic and anaerobic (strength building) workout in just a few minutes a day that (if you're so inclined) can leave you feeling like you went 3 rounds with Mike Tyson. You can work your arms, shoulders, legs, abs, chest and back all with that little iron cannonball. Also, anyone who knows anything about weight training will tell you that working out with a free weight is far superior to using a motion that moves along a track.

Using Pavel Tsatsouline's techniques (Pavel is a former physical training instructor forrepparttar Soviet Special Forces) and a common sense diet you will see your strength increase rapidly andrepparttar 149103 fat come off quickly by using kettlebells.

Another benefit isrepparttar 149104 small size of kettlebells... no hunting for a spare room or extra closet space to store them, or having an eyesore like a treadmill or universal gym (soon to be used as a clothing rack) inrepparttar 149105 middle of your bedroom.

So if you think that kettlebells are too expensive, think again.

Victor Holtreman is the author of the Kettlebell Training website. For more information about training with kettlebells please visit

Your Simple Plan for Weight Loss

Written by Paul Buckley

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Take a half-hour walk aroundrepparttar park. Aim for a pace that's a little faster than a stroll, but not fast enough to be breathless. Burn: 160 calories.

Get out your bike and take a ride. Tackle a few moderate hills and aim for about five miles total. Burn: 250 calories

Go dancing - and really DANCE. The longer you're out onrepparttar 149062 floor instead of atrepparttar 149063 table drinking up high-calorie drinks,repparttar 149064 more you'll get out of it. Dancing that makes you breathless and warms up your body will net you a nice calorie savings. Burn: 400 calories for one hour

Swimming is great for you, and a lot of fun, too. The water resistance means you burn more calories, and you avoidrepparttar 149065 stress impact on joints from aerobics, dancing or walking. Do a few laps at a slow crawl - if you can get up to an hour you'll be doing great! Burn: 510 calories

Get out into your garden. An hour of gardening tasks that includes bending and stretching can burn up to as many calories as a brisk walk. Burn: 250 calories.

Play a game of tennis. Hook up with a friend for a weekly tennis game and you'll be amazed atrepparttar 149066 difference. One hour of vigorous tennis is one ofrepparttar 149067 best calorie burners around. Burn: 800 calories

Itís important to keep in mind that all exercise/calorie numbers are based on a woman weighing 130 pounds. If you weigh more, you'll burn more. Want an added bonus to burning calories through exercise? When you exercise, you build muscle by converting it from fat. Three guesses which kind of body tissue burns more calories - even when you're not exercising. You got it - your body uses more energy to maintain and feed muscle than it does fat.

For best results, mix and match food savings with exercises that burn calories. Do keep in mind that eating less than 1000 calories a day for more than a few days will convince your body that it's starving and slow your metabolism. Keep calorie ranges reasonable, and consult a doctor if you want a quicker, more drastic weight loss.

Paul Buckley-for much more weight loss information visit The Healthy Diet Zone at

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