Kettlebell vs Treadmill
Friday, 13 July 2012
From the July 2012 issue of Runner’s World
Researchers compare the effects of similar-difficulty workouts
Running burns more kilojoules than a similarly difficult kettlebell workout, researchers found. In a study published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 13 adults completed a 10-minute kettlebell routine. Two days later, the participants completed a 10-minute run on a treadmill at speeds designed to match the perceived levels of exertion they expressed during the kettlebell routine. During the treadmill session, oxygen consumption and kilojoule expenditure were significantly higher (25 to 39 per cent).
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