Thursday, October 13
As I've mentioned I need high intensity, high energy workouts to stay motivated. Traditional weight training with its slow, controlled movements doesn't offer that. But as muscle burns more calories than fat (in the active AND resting state) I knew I needed to start weight training.
I had heard of "kettlebell" weight training but I didn't own one and wasn't going to invest in something that I might not enjoy. Instead, I enrolled in a kettlebell bootcamp in West Hollywood. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the session was high energy and included all the things I love - cardio intervals, plyometrics, TRX - as well as weight training. And unlike traditional weight training, kettlebell training involves momentum which keeps it fun.
As high intensity interval training (HIIT as it's known to Tone it Up members) also contributes to fat burning I think kettlebell training is the perfect weight loss tool. I lost 6 out of 10 lbs while doing it so I highly recommend it!