Kettle bell exercises are extremely effective for weight loss and
for strength training. Today, we will discuss the kettle bell squat,
the benefits of incorporating this exercise and how to execute the
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Squats are a great way to shape and tone your body. You burn a huge
number of calories, increase your muscle definition and incinerate fat
like crazy. Below, we will highlight some of the more notable benefits
of performing kettle bell squats.
- Sculpts Your Butt: All you women out there … do
you want a shapely butt? You want a firm butt that is the envy of all
the women? Do you want men to drool every time they see you in a pair
or booty shorts or yoga pants? Then look no further. This exercise is
one of the best, if not the best, for sculpting your posterior.
- Burn Calories And Fat: Any exercise that
incorporates a lot of muscles is going to burn calories and fat. Kettle
bell squats activate all the muscles in your legs, your back, your abs
and your arms. The exercise is fairly simple to perform, and it
activates so much, there is very little chance you do not burn a
massive amount of calories (unless you do it for a minute and then
- Increase Vertical Jump And Speed: Squats help to
build strength in all your launching muscles. You want to add inches to
your vertical jump, do some squats. You want to get faster on your
track launches, do some squats.
- Increases Growth Hormone And Testosterone Production: Anything that puts the body in taxing state causes the body to increase its hormone production. Growth hormone
and testosterone go hand-in-hand when it comes to packing on that
needed muscle. So guys, if you find yourself hitting a plateau on your
bench press, incorporate these squats into your routine and try your
benching a week later. You will be surprised that your plateau may not
seem so tough anymore.
How To Perform The Kettle Bell Squat
- Position yourself. Set your feet slightly less than shoulder
width apart. Grip a kettle bell with both hands. Do not lock your
- Bend your knees while maintaining a straight back.
- Continue into a squatting position letting the weight gently move towards the floor.
- Make sure that you keep your knees and abs behind your toes (this can be very difficult).
- Use your butt to push back up to your original position.
As you can see, there really is not a different
between a standard squat and the kettlebell squat except for the way in
which you hold the weight. However, with a kettle bell, switching
between exercises is so much easier as you do not have to grab
different equipment to continue your workout. This is why kettle bell
exercises are so much more beneficial that other weighted exercises.
Remember, following the improper execution gives improper results … so
that means if you want the proper results, do the exercise right.
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