I have highlighted the benefits of weight resistance training for women, and this post will cover another weight training exercise. Want Michelle Obama’s arms? This is how Timothy Ferriss advertises the Kettlebell swing exercise in his book, The 4-Hour Body. Not only will you get Michelle Obama arms, and lose significant % in body fat (when done in conjunction with the right diet), Ferriss claims that this exercise creates a perfect waist-to-hip ratio in both men and women. He highlights Tracy Reifkind’s weight loss journey (she lost 100 pounds in 12 weeks) following his slow-carb diet and working with kettlebells. 3 of 4 points I agree with that she made on her weight loss regimen:
Avoid domino foods: “…If I could eat two pieces of bread, …, I’d be fine, but I have to have four, so I don’t eat it at all.”
Organic food – good but not necessary: “Eat the right foods and you’ll be fine.”
I disagree with her statement that “two pounds per week isn’t the limit” and that you should be worried if you aren’t losing 5lbs per week if you have 80-100lbs to lose. Slow and steady wins the race! I lost 125 lbs over 18-20 months.
She attributes her perfect tone, and her “Michelle Obama arms” to kettlebell weight training. She has several videos of her exercise regimen with kettlebells on her youtube channel, check out her video below.