posted on Sep, 1 2012 @ 02:58 AM
reply to post by lcbjr1979
I have used them in the past and still use them once or twice a week, just for quick sessions.
I use a 45lb because I want to keep muscle and strength but gain definition while losing a couple extra pounds here and there.
It works, but it depends on the types of workouts you do. High reps while using the kettlebell for different squats, front raises and clean presses
(starting with it on the floor, picking it up to chest height, flipping it over and pressing above head) can really help lose some "all around"
but you have to eat right with it as well. Keep up protein, cut down the carbs( some can be okay if strenuously working out), fats and cholesterol and
it will significantly improve results. Drink as much water as you can a day!!! a gallon is the goal! It speeds up metabolism and keeps your body from
retaining water (which will account for up to 5lbs that you lose quickly). It sounds counterproductive to ingest a bunch of heavy water, but your
body is counterproductive. just like If you skip a meal, your body stores fat..go figure.
if you are trying to lose 20+ lbs, start with low weight and increase the reps (Ex: 4 sets x 25 reps)
Don't overdo it though, you'll be super sore and you'll want to quit if you go too hard.
I hope this helped some, and good luck!