The kettlebell is becoming a very popular tool for fat loss both in homes and gyms all around the country.
And for very good reason – the kettlebell is arguably the best tool for rapid fat loss.
Yup – I know what you’re thinking – that just can’t be possible.
“A kettlebell is just a cannonball with a handle on it – how can that help me rapidly strip away my unwanted body fat?”
Here are the top 3 reasons your kettlebell will help you peel off that nasty ol’ muffin top.
1. The Kettlebell Is Convenient.
You know what one of the determining factors is for you rapidly getting rid of your unwanted body fat?
Let’s face it, after a long, tough day at the office putting up with your boss’s nonsense, 9 times out of 10 you just don’t have the energy to drive to the gym and do one of those long, drawn out workouts – you know the ones I mean – 45 minutes of weight training followed by 30-45 minutes of cardio. Then you’ve gotta slug home and find the energy to make something healthy to eat.
Heck, you know it and I know it – it’s much easier to hit the drive-thu on the way home and pick up something for you and the family than it is to go home and make something. So you end up eating a bunch of convenient junk and sabotage the workout you just did.
The kettlebell is the solution to your problem. You can use it from the convenience of your home in as little as 10 minutes a day. You read that correctly – 10 minutes a day.
You see, the kettlebell is portable which means you can use it anywhere – your basement, your living room, your bedroom, in your backyard – anywhere. And kettlebell exercises are so easy to do that you don’t need a lot of space – you can do most of them just standing still.
In fact, a properly designed kettlebell workout will allow you to work out in the comfort of your own home in as little as a 6×4 foot square space!
So not only are kettlebell workouts convenient, they’re time and space efficient too!
2. The Kettlebell Helps You Remain Compliant.
Other than convenience and ease of use, compliance, or lack thereof, is one of the main reasons people fail to lose the weight they so desperately want to see come off. If an activity is too inconvenient, too time-consuming, or too difficult, the chances are you’re not going to stick with it.
And that’s the problem with most conventional weight loss workouts. But that’s not the case with properly designed kettlebell workouts – they’re convenient, time-efficient, and challenging and fun!
This means you can use your kettlebell from the comfort of your own home, performing kettlebell exercises that focus on all your “trouble areas” and still have plenty of time and energy left over to make and eat dinner with your family, have the energy to engage your spouse, and actually feel relaxed instead of exhausted at the end of the day.
So now you have set yourself up for success – you’re working out at home which is actually convenient for you, instead of someone else (i.e. going to someone else’s health club). Your new kettlebell workouts don’t eat into your family or personal time and are actually fun, which makes them that much easier to do and keep on doing.
3. The Kettlebell Is Cost-Effective.
According to a recent CNBC article, the average gym membership in 2008 cost between $40-$50 per month. Now consider that the fitness industry has a retention rate of 18%. This means that 82% of people who buy gym memberships stop using them but keep paying for them. This means that if you bought a gym membership in January there’s an 82% chance that you would not only stop using it, but, according to your membership contract, you’d still be paying, or in this case – wasting $40-$50 per month. That’s $480-$600 per year you could save!
That’s just a waste of money!
You can go to your local sporting goods store or shop online and get a kettlebell for around $40-$50 – the same cost of one month’s membership at your local health club (and save on the “initiation fee”).
Then you can put the extra savings toward something you love – perhaps a small weekend trip away for you and your spouse or significant other, or new (smaller) clothes, or, well, you know what you’d spend it on!
Here’s the bottom line –
Working out with your kettlebell at home saves you not only time, but also money.
Of course, there are plenty of other reasons why the kettlebell is the best tool for rapid fat loss, but all of those are irrelevant if you can see the practical points of using it – Convenience, compliance, and cost-effectiveness.