It is that time again to give you another article about debunking mainstream lies. This is our sixth one for those of you who have been counting. The most important thing you can do is to educate yourself about things in your daily life. This lie may have a few people starting to read incredulously. This pertains to most people in the fitness industry and also to people who are consistently trying to change their bodies with very little in the way of results. Most media will be wont say, “It takes hours a day and tremendous dedication in order to get a perfect body”. We here at KXT believe in strategic workouts that utilizes the body’s functions to perform at its highest capacity without being overworked and possibly damaged.
A study done by the American Council on Exercise examined a typical 20 minute kettlebell circuit against other cardiovascular exercises. The results concluded that during the 20-minute workout, the average calorie burn was 272 calories (or 816 cal/Hr), not counting the additional calorie burn due to the substantial anaerobic effort. After that they estimated oxygen consumption and how many calories they were burning aerobically, and it was 13.6 calories per minute. They also measured the blood lactate, so anaerobically the kettlebell lifters were burning an additional 6.6 calories per minute. They were burning a staggering 20.2 calories per minute (or 1,212 cal/Hr). That has the equivalency of running a sub 6-minute mile pace.
When you put forth substantial amounts of bodily energy like you do in kettlebell workouts you end up giving yourself another bonus that not to many people have little knowledge about. What happens is you produce an immediate surge of hormones that positively affect your body. You will in turn recover faster, burn more fat, sleep better, feel happier in less time than most typical gym goers spend on the elliptical every day. We advise that you to be patient with fat loss and let your hormones naturally process rather than exercising yourself into a state of fatigue.
We recommend that you may want to find a local sporting group, find some beautiful hiking trails in your area, go for a pleasurable bike ride or anything else that makes you move your body while still letting your hair down. An article previously posted highlights the benefits for your mental health while enjoying pleasurable, engaging activities even on your cheat day. We encourage you rejuvenate your mind as much as your body. Exposing your brain to different stimuli results in a plethora of health benefits that are still being discovered to this day. Do not let your body image become a detriment to your own personal wellness. We want each of our clients to feel at their zenith of health with every opportunity we have.