Getting Results With Kettlebells

There are as many different workouts designed to get results with kettlebells as there are stars in the sky but for you there is only one right one. Here we'll look into some of the things necessary to get the best results possible with your kettlebell training, and in the shortest amount of time possible. After all, that what we're all seeking, is it not! Kettlebells can and will deliver exactly what you put into them, and in shorter time than conventional methods.

Firstly, determine exactly where you stand in your fitness state at the moment. You need a starting point, and you should be very honest with yourself, and don't delude yourself into thinking you can embark upon a world-class training regimen if you've spent the last six months watching Sex and The City reruns!

Once you've determined your starting point, you need to come up with a workout that addresses your needs and desires in your training. You can do this alone or with the help of a trainer or workout partner. Pick exercises that you can do, and fashion them into a routine that you can stick to for 3-5 days per week. Kettlebell training is by it's nature an extreme form of exercise, so don't think you can get hard body results by doing it once or twice a week for twenty minutes or so. (Probably why we haven't seen a late night infomercial touting kettlebells!) You'll need to work very hard when you are working out, so plan for a decent length session, at least three times a week.

One good way to keep track of your progress is to keep a training diary, where you chart not only the weights and routines accomplished, and in how much time; but tangible results like weight loss, inches gained or loss, body fat indexes, energy levels, injuries, and anything else you might like to note your progress on. It doesn't have to be elaborate, but it can be a real help to be able to go back a few months and see just how far you've come.

Consider having a workout partner. Not only will this prevent boredom from slipping into your workouts, but it can have the added advantage of having someone else there to spur you on. Many people have their kettlebells at home, as opposed to a gym setting, and it's easy to get into the habit of doing it alone. My suggestion would be to try and avoid that if possible, and get a partner. The two of you can push each other to new and uncharted territory that you may not have been able to force yourself into alone.

Make sure you have a balanced body workout, and that you're not placing too much emphasis on any one area. Part of the beauty of kettlebell training is that it is an entire body workout, so don't limit yourself from this. Make sure also to give your body time to sufficiently recover from a particularly hard session, before taking on yet another. Failing to keep an eye on this can lead to injuries, which can not only hurt but delay your training and progress for some time. Safety is something you definitely want to be aware of.

Finally, to get the best results possible from your kettlebell training you need to practice good technique and learn from the pros. Take the time to pay your dues, and learn from either an RKC instructor or a good teaching program, such as some of the material available from You can find instructors local to your area almost anywhere in the United States, and sometimes there's a local gym with a group practicing this regimen. The point is to avail yourself of the best teaching you can, and thus set yourself up for success that way.

Do some of these things and in a short amount of time you'll find yourself quite pleased with your results with kettlebell training!