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NEW: Track Calories Burned for Kettlebell Training

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Hi everyone!

Exercising with kettlebells is a recent trend that is here to stay, and some members who use kettlebells have asked about tracking calories burned with this popular training method.

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has published a research study on the average calorie burn for kettlebell training. Using this information, we have added "kettlebell training" to our cardio tracker so that members can better estimate how many calories they burn during their workouts.

To estimate your calorie burn and/or add kettlebell training to your Fitness Tracker, simply click the "Add Cardio" button and perform a search for "kettlebell." Enter the number of minutes you performed the exercise and then "Show Calories Burned" or "Add Exercise." It's that simple!

If you'd like to review the study conducted by ACE, you can download the PDF from ACE by clicking the link below. Please note that you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open this document. We recommend reading these links for more information about kettlebell training calorie burn (note the specific exercises, kettlebell sizes and speed studied, all of which affect calorie burn).

Kettlebells: Twice the Results in Half the Time (ACE)
The Iron Out the Facts on Kettlebell Training (SparkPeople)

We hope you enjoy this update to the SparkPeople Fitness Tracker!
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