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The Resurgence Of the Kettlebell

Posted by Kettlebell Kings on Feb 12, 2018 11:44:02 AM

In the words of Jerry Seinfield, "What's the deal with all these kettlebells?". When you run a kettlebell internet business you encounter all types of people commenting on the content you put out. As awesome as kettlebells are, some people still do not get it. To paraphrase a recent comment on one of our posts, kettlebells disappeared for a reason! Dumbbells are the way of the future!

Well did they? Kettlebells are insanely useful and it would be hard to find an expert who believes otherwise these days.  One of the reasons we started the business is because kettlebell just made sense to us. We all had athletic backgrounds and could immediately see the effectiveness and non-fad like qualities compared to a 7 minute abs scheme.

I first read about The Lindy Effect in a book by Nassim Taleb. The Lindy Effect says the life expectancy of some non-perishable items, like kettlebells, is proportional to their current age. So every additional period of survival says there should be longer life expectancy. With that understood, we believe kettlebells should be around or a long time and should outlast most fitness equipment.

For those who are curious, we recently wrote about the resurgence of the Kettlebell and some history about the kettlebell for Ben Greenfield's blog. You can read our post on his site through the button below!

Read About The Resurgence!

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Topics: Ben Greenfield, Kettlebell History

Two Potent Ways To BioHack Fat Loss This Holiday Season

Posted by Kettlebell Kings on Nov 15, 2017 3:23:12 PM

By Ben Greenfield:

As the holiday season approaches, I’ve been on a new fat burning quest - a quest that basically consists of choosing exercises that get me the most bang for my calorie burning buck. In this article, you’re going to learn the two best methods I’ve been using to biohack fat loss – and you’re specifically going to discover how I achieve just that with my little friend called the kettlebell.

How to Biohack Fat Loss With a Kettlebell Swing

So what does the term “biohack fat loss” actually mean?

In short, biohacking is simply finding ways to accelerate the speed and efficiency of making your body or brain (that is, your biology) work better. Biohacking fat loss might include strategies such as skipping breakfast and drinking buttered coffee instead, spending all day long on a standing or treadmill workstation, or using only exercises that burn the most calories or give you the greatest boost of fitness in the shortest period of time.

And one of the best ways to achieve bang for the buck is to throw around a kettlebell. As a matter of fact, a recent study that just appeared in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research showed that the acute hormonal response to the kettlebell swing exercise consisted of an extremely significant rise in growth hormone and testosterone, two potent fat-burning hormones in both men and women.

This is just one reason why I shot this video about how to do high intensity interval training with a mighty kettlebell. It burns as many calories as an all-out running sprint, and boosts your metabolism for hours after you’re finishing exercising. For example, one very simple beginner workout that takes advantage of these metabolic properties goes as follows:

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Topics: Ben Greenfield