3 Steps to Stripping off body fat AND Getting Stronger at the same time using kettlebells

3 Steps to Stripping off body fat AND Getting Stronger at the same time using kettlebells

The Holy Grail of strength training is to be able to dump unwanted body fat, put on some muscle, and get stronger at the same time.

Many people think it can’t be done.

Or if it can, it’s only done sequentially, like bodybuilders do it:

Run a “bulk” cycle to grow muscle and get stronger.

Then run a “cut” cycle to strip off body fat and lean out. 

And if you’re lucky, you can keep what you gained in the first cycle at the end of the second cycle. 

Unfortunately for many it’s “Net Zero” – 24+ weeks of “marking time.”

I’m here to tell you that’s not true and there’s a better way.

I’ve been using this “method” or “style” of training – whatever you want to call it – on and off for over 25 years, and 13 years with kettlebells.

It works every time for those who can follow instructions.

Here’s how you do it:

STEP 1: Lift Heavy (For You)

Not for me. Not for anyone a forum. FOR YOU.

To do this, we use RM’s – Repetition (Rep) Maximums (Maxes) and base our training off those.

This uses our biggest, strongest, most energy-hungry (calorie-burning) muscle fibers – the Type 2 fast twitch fibers.

They require a lot of energy. 

And they’re the first ones you lose after the age of 30, by about 10% per decade, if you don’t train them correctly.

STEP 2: Lift As Explosively As Possible

KBs are exceptional for this and are the “great equalizer” for those of us over 35, 45, 55, and beyond. 

Seriously. I just got an email the other day from a 69-year old gentleman who’s getting leaner, stronger, and more muscular with one of my programs, based on these 3 steps. (69!!)

Explosive lifting not only produces a lot of work and burns a lot of calories, it’s great for your metabolism.

It helps your body use carbs (sugars) more efficiently.

And like “heavy for you lifting,” explosive lifting also uses those Type 2 fast twitch fibers.

STEP 3: Manage Fatigue

Don’t seek it, like most modern methods do.

Notice I didn’t say “eliminate it.”

No need for luxurious rests of 5 to 10 minutes between sets like some powerlifters use.


Rest just enough to produce high rates of force / power so you can still lift heavy and explosively. 

How much rest is that?

It depends upon the person and his / her training background.

But your rest times will decrease as you get stronger and in better shape.

Whether you use a single KB, a pair of KBs, or mix and match, these 3 steps, or Principles even, just plain work.

It’s natural to be skeptical to think this could possibly work for you, especially if you’ve failed in the past, so here are 3 reviews from one of my latest programs:

The first is from George:

The second is from John:

And the third is from Matthew:

Kettlebell MAXIMORUM uses single and double KB lifts.

Check it out here.

👉 https://go.chasingstrength.com/kettlebell-maximorum-e/

If you’re not ready for double KB lifts yet?

Check out the time-tested Kettlebell Burn 2.0 here.

👉 https://go.chasingstrength.com/burn-sa1/

It has HUNDREDS of reviews which you can check out at the bottom of the page.

At the end of the day, dumping body fat while getting stronger is simple (not necessarily easy) when you know the exact steps to take. 

And now you do. 🙂 

Stay Strong,


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