Read on to see which celebrities train with Kettlebells and what their excersise routines are.
Jessica Biel always seems to be in amazing shape. She has a very dynamic routine and focuses on circuit training with three main elements:
- Training with big movements including pushing, pulling, Squats and Deadlifts
- Interval training cardio and sprints
- Stair jumps and Kettlebell swings
The Kettlebell Swing is the “explosive finisher” for the workout, since it works out the whole body. The combination of intense movements burn the most fat, and also makes her exercise more efficient when compared to long hours at the gym.
When Heidi Montag wanted to get into shape, she wanted to look powerful and curvy, not skinny and frail. For this, she hired Chan Waterbury, a personal trainer for athletes. Kettlebells were a key part of a larger workout:
- Kettlebell Swing – 4 sets of 5-10 reps
- Medicine Ball Slam – 4 sets of 5-10 reps
- Kettlebell Swing – 4 sets of 5-10 reps
- Quick sprint – 4 sets of 10 seconds
- Squat Thrust with Overhead Press – 4 sets of 5-10 reps
Penelope Cruz is a big fan of Kettlebell workouts because of their high calorie-burning power and their efficiency.
One of the moves she incorporates into her workout is the goblet squat. For this move, you stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart and grasp with side of the handle with both hands. Extend your arms in front of your chest and squat as low as you can, the rise slowly. Keep you chest lifted and abs tight. Repeat 10-12 times.
One of the things Katherine Heigl is famous for are her curves. For the movie Knocked Up, she got in to shape after she found a Kettlebell trainer. She worked out for just 20 minutes twice a week and felt like her body shape completely changed. She still takes Kettlebell classes, and around summertime, she prefers to do them at the beach because she loves that it is a way she can get a full body workout outside.
Matthew McConaughey’s workout is described as basic, old-school and difficult. He focuses on bodyweight calisthenics, works out with rocks and uses Kettlebells to engage is whole body. While his works our mostly bodyweight, he uses Kettlebells to intensify movements, while still engaging his whole body. Workout specialist Josh Hillis looks to Matthew’s workout as a perfect example of effective training, encouraging people not to waste their time with machine exercises and take advantage of what your body can do with the addition of an important weight tool.
Jennifer Aniston’s body in no way reveals her age. She loves workouts that that incorporate cardio and strength training, which keeps her body toned and taut. She is a fan of moves like the Kettlebell lunge press, which targets the buttocks and the legs. In the starting position, you stand up straight and hold the Kettlebell infront of you with your elbows bent, holding each side of the handle with both hands. Lunge forward with one leg and simultaneously lift the Kettlebell above your head. Then return to standing while lowering the Kettlebell. Repeat with the other leg. Repeat 15 times.
In 2011, a popular fitness magazine published an article about Vanessa Hudgens and her Kettlebell routine. One trainer reported that despite her petit size, she was able to deadlift 180lbs. This shows that deadlift and Kettlebell training helps you reach your weightloss goals without making you bulk up.
One of the moves is the “mixed weight carries”. Here she starts with a Kettlebell in each hand and one foot forward. She lifts the same arm as the leg that is forward and switches arms as she walks forward with the other leg. She does 10-15 reps.
Angelina Jolie has been using Kettlebells for years and thank them for keeping her body firm. This sort of training is called functional fitness because they are efficient, effective and use a range of useful tools like Kettlebells. She performs dynamic moves like walking or squatting while lifting Kettlebells in each arm to improve the strength and tone. 20-minute workouts dong these sorts of compound exercises are more effective than doing 60-minute workouts with traditional exercises.
Bob Harper is a celebrity because of the workouts he designs, particularly those that he uses on The Biggest Loser. One of the most popular routines that he has created is designed around the Kettlebell. He recently published five tips for those who are attempting or want to attempt Kettlebell workouts:
- “It is all about progression”. Increasing the intensity through repititions and weight is key.
- Give yourself some room. When you are starting out, it often happens that you lose control of the Kettlebell so you want to make sure you don’t break anything.
- Learn the correct stance for some of the basic moves (Kettlebell swings, for example) so you don’t hurt yourself.
- Tighten your abs. For all of the movements, you should keep your belly engaged, which not only enhances the work you do on your abdomen, but also helps to protect your back.
- The strength should be coming from your hips when you swing, not your arms when you swing the Kettlebell forward. Your arm muscle are engaged, but using your hips ensures you work your whole body without getting hurt.