What's the hottest method for beating the battle of the belly bulge? Kettlebells. By using these weighted orbs, you can boost your core strength by 70 percent in just eight weeks while burning 400 calories in each 30 minute session, according to the American Council on Exercise. Now that's a weight loss wow!
So why does it work so well? When you swing the oddly shaped objects, you automatically engage your core to maintain the right alignment and keep your balance, reports Prevention magazine. Want to try it for yourself? Consider one of these options:
- Step-by-step photos and directions get you groovin' and movin' with "Kettlebells for Women: Workouts for Your Strong, Sculpted and Sexy Body" (click for details).
- If you're already an athlete and want to up your game with kettlebells, consider "Kettlebell Rx: The Complete Guide for Athletes and Coaches" (click to order).
- Get a complete kit, from weights to DVDs, with Gaiam Kettlenetics Slim and Tone Kit (click for details).
- It's a bird...it's a plane...no, it's Jillian Michaels, moving at the speed of light in the direction of the latest fitness trend. Now she has designed a routine that teaches you how to use a kettlebell for a fat-melting routine, including tips on how to use it to maximize your toning time. The DVD promises to help you lost up to five pounds a week: "Jillian Michaels: Shred-It With Weights" (click to order).