18 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Kettlebell Training

Which kettlebell weight/size should I buy?   Because kettlebell exercises use the whole body rather than just a few isolated muscles you will be surprised at how much more weight you can lift than usual. Women should begin with an 8kg (15b) and progress to a 12kg (25lb) and finally a 16kg (35b) for two handed swings. Men will start with a 12kg, progress to a 16kg and finally a 24kg (50lbs) for two handed swings.   Related: What size kettlebell do I need?     My main goal is fat loss, where should I start?   Kettlebell workouts, when performed correctly, use 100’s of muscles at a time and so not only burn lots of calories during the workout but also condition the muscles of the body increasing your metabolic rate. The Two handed Swing is your first main goal, not only will it target lots of muscle mass but it’s also very cardiovascular.   ​​​​​​​Related: How to Torch Fat in Less Time with Kettlebells     Are short workouts really best for fat loss?   Yes, there is lots of research now that shows full body short workouts are more effective than long slow cardio workouts. The benefits...
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