“Exercise for Weight Loss” is an article series detailing the most successful exercise strategies that can be used to assist in speeding up the weight loss process, and help you end-up with a sleek, toned physique once your bodyweight gets down to your goal-weight. 

The best piece of equipment

If only there was one piece of exercise equipment that could help you build strength in various exercises as well as improving your cardiovascular ability – all without breaking the bank.

What if I told you that this piece of gear exists, and that it’s small and portable too? You’d totally get one, right?

Well, good news.

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The KETTLEBELL is a piece of exercise equipment that has its origins in Russia, where some people attached handles to cannon balls and began using them as a way to develop their physical prowess in various movements for the sake of increased strength and fitness. Kettlebells are now used in gyms worldwide, and the sport of kettlebells – Girevoy – is widely practiced, too.

The kettlebell is great because you only need one, and you can begin with a lighter one, and up the weight when you get stronger. This means your initial investment is quite small, and you only have what you need to get stronger and fitter. With one kettlebell you can also do many, many exercises, from goblet squats to presses, and swings to snatches. You’ll get a serious full body workout using just your one little ‘bell.

Kettlebells have been a favourite workout tool of mine for years now because they are so useful, and relatively so cheap, too. If you’re going to buy one, make sure it’s a decent one – it should look like a canon ball with a handle, not a plastic blob.

Get yours today.


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