Melt Away Those Love Handles with Kettlebells

On Valentine’s Day, we’ve got love on our minds – and it’s a good time to focus on feeling and looking our best, not just to impress that special someone, but for our own sense of well-being. And, the secret to getting a handle on those love handles might just be easier than you think. This Valentine’s Day, think kettlebells. Here’s why:

The Skinny On Kettlebells: First used by Russian bodybuilders in the early 20th century, these little balls of magic are now the go-to for A-list actresses learning to burn fat and tone the entire body in less time. In just 20 minutes you can burn 400 calories, according to researchers who examined the relationship between kettlebell training and energy expenditutre.  Additionally, kettlebells increases your metabolism, works multiple muscles and burns fat after exercise. Who doesn’t want that?!!

What This Means For Your Love Handles: Kettlebells’ unique shape of allows you to use a fuller range of motion than traditional strength training – and the movements in kettlebell training incorporate multiple muscle groups (arms, shoulders, glutes and love handles) all at the same time. That means more sculpting, more waist-whittling…all in less time. And, according to the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research researchers found that kettlebell training significantly improved strength and endurance and was also seen as an effective alternative to weight training.

A Valentine’s Day bonus: Kettlebells are also the key to calorie burning. The high-repetition, swinging, twisting, full-body movements used in kettlebell workouts also provide the slim-down fat-burning benefits of heart-healthy aerobic exercise. Now, that’s a time-saving workout we can ALL learn to love.

For Valentine’s Day and Beyond: Kettlebells aren’t just for the hulking bodybuilders you’ve seen hoisting heavy weights at the gym. Regardless of your fitness level (or age or gender), you can still reap the sculpting, fat-burning benefits of kettlebell training using lighter weights.

The swinging, twisting and rotating movements used can provide a nice challenge when you’re just getting started, so it’s important to begin with lighter weights. Not only will you master this new style of exercise with proper form, but you’ll begin to see those love handles melt away.

See For Yourself: My Kettlebell Solution is a real bundle of love. With two sizes of kettlebells, a nutrition guide, instructional chart, and four workouts for the upper body, buns & thighs, fat burning, and, yes, a core routine for those love handles, it’s the perfect way to commenorate Valentine’s Day for yourself AND your loved ones. Click HERE for a sneak peek.