Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is a condition in which a woman’s levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts.
PCOS can cause problems with a women’s menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac function, and appearance, obesity , type 2 diabetes.

What is Insulin Resistance

Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas. Insulin plays a major role in metabolism—the way the body uses digested food for energy. The food we eat is broken down into glucose. Glucose is a form of sugar that enters the bloodstream. With the help of insulin, cells throughout the body absorb glucose and use it for energy.
In case of Insulin resistance, the body will not be able to utilize the insulin secreted by pancreas. Hence the glucose in blood stream is not absorbed by the cells – leading to type 2 diabetes or pre diabetes. Insulin resistance leads to many serious metabolic syndrome diseases.

But the good news is It has been proved that a healthy diet and regular exercise is recommended for all women with PCOS, particularly those who are overweight. This can help to regulate your menstrual cycle and lower your blood glucose levels as well improve insulin resistance.

Many researchers say that HIIT workouts coupled with strength workouts can improve your insulin sensitivity, stimulate muscle growth and burn fat. Kettlebell workouts can be high intense and if designed properly it will help client improve EPOC (excessive post oxygen consumption) and will help in FAT loss or improve strength.

We know any HIIT regime helps in improving insulin resistance but why kettlebell ?

Kettlebell helps improving insulin resistance, thereby bringing PCOS condition under-control.

Ballastic kettlebell workouts, in which you perform mutiple sets with 1 min or less break, is an excellent way to get your heart rate up for a shorter, more intense period of time.

Kettlebells are sweeping the fitness world- promising quick results that boost endurance, burn mega calories, build strength, and increase flexibility.

Kettlebell workouts are able to effectively target your major muscle groups- shoulders, core, back muscles, quadriceps, hamstrings, and more- all in a short duration of time. Strategically going from one exercise move quickly into the next. The result is that you get a full-body, cardio and strength-building workout at the same time.

-by Devimeena Sudaram, CSCS, ACE & EKFA Master trainer