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American Council on Exercise (ACE) Study Reveals Kettlebells Provide Powerful Workout in Short Amount of Time
Date:2/9/2010

ute during a typical kettlebell workout.  This equates to an astounding 400 calories during a 20-minute workout.  In terms of calorie burning, these results are equivalent to running a six-minute mile pace, or cross-country skiing uphill at a fast pace.  

Researchers credit the brisk calorie burning to the fact that the kettlebell snatch workout is a total-body movement performed in an interval-training fashion.  Study participants were observed to achieve exercise heart rate that ranged from approximately 86 to 99 percent of maximum heart rate and 67 to 91 percent of maximum oxygen uptake, suggesting that the use of kettlebells provides a much higher-intensity workout than standard weightlifting.

"Overall, kettlebell use can produce remarkable results, which is what virtually all fitness enthusiasts look to get from their workouts," Bryant continues.  "Kettlebells not only offer resistance training benefits, they also will ultimately help people burn calories, lose weight, and enhance their functional performance capabilities."

A complete summary of the study can be found on ACE's newly created "Get Fit" Web site, designed to inform, inspire, educate and motivate people to become fit and lead a healthier, more active lifestyle, located at http://www.acefitness.org/getfit/research.aspx.

About American Council on Exercise

The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America's premier certification, education and training organization, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the benefits of physical activity and protecting consumers against unsafe and ineffective fitness products and instruction.  ACE sponsors university-based e
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