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Table 6 Acute cardiometabolic response to kettlebell exercise

From: Kettlebell training in clinical practice: a scoping review

Author Participants Observing Exercise Hardstyle
/ Sport /
other
Format Load (kg)
n Age (yrs) Weight (kg) Gender Active Kettlebell proficient
/ novice
Chan et al. (2018) [83, 84] 10 28.4 ± 4.6 95.1 ± 14.9 M Y proficient VO2, HR, RER, VE, RPE snatch Sport 10 mins (cont.) 16
Duncan et al. (2015) [59] 16 23 ± 2.9 76.3 ± 14.7 M / F Y novice HR, Bla swing hardstyle 2 mins, 40BPM & 80BPM 4–8
Farrar et al. (2010) [85] 10 20.8 ± 1.1 77.3 ± 7.7 M Y novice VO2, HR swing hardstyle 12 mins 16
Ferreira et al. (2018) [86] 12 24.3 ± 7.0 74.1 ± 9.4 M / F Y novice BP swing other 20 mins, 18 s/min unknown
Fortner et al. (2014) [87] 14 18–25 66.5 ± 6.9 (F)
81.7 ± 3.0 (M)
M / F Y novice VO2, HR, Bla, RPE swing other 4 mins, 20:10 4.5 (F) 8 (M)
Hulsey et al. (2012) [88] 13 19–27 73.0 ± 9.2 M / F Y novice VO2, HR, METS, RER,
ventilation, kcal, RPE
swing other 10 mins, 35:25 8 (F) 16 (M)
Martin et al. (2012)a [89] 8 28.5 ± 5.5 86 ± 15 M Y novice HR, BP swing hardstyle 12 mins 16
Santillo et al. (2016)a [90] 15 18–35 54.3–101.8 M / F Y novice Bla swing hardstyle volitional failure (RPE 15 or 95% HRmax) 14–16 (F)
20–24 (M)
Schnettler et al. (2009)a [91] 10 29–46 59.9–116.6 M / F Y proficient VO2, HR, kcal, RPE snatch hardstyle 5 mins, 15:15 12–20
Schreiber et al. (2014)a [92] 10 29–46 59.9–116.6 M / F Y proficient HR, Temp, Bla, pain,
thermal sensation, RPE
snatch hardstyle 5 mins, 15:15 12–20
Šentija et al. (2017) [93] 11 25.9 ± 4.0 73.1 ± 21.1 M / F Y novice VO2, HR, Bla, ventilation swing hardstyle to exhaustion Unknown
Thomas et al. (2014)a [94, 95] 10 23 ± 4.4 75.45 ± 20.1 M/F Y novice VO2, HR, BP, RER, METS,
grip strength, RPE
swing + deadlift hardstyle 3x 10mins, EMOM 8 (F) 16 (M)
Thomas et al. (2014) [94, 95] 10 25.3 ± 4.3 60.98 ± 16.1 (F)
93.5 ± 16.1 (M)
M / F Y novice VO2, HR, BP, RER, kcal, RPE swing + deadlift hardstyle 3x 10mins, EMOM 8 (F) 16 (M)
Wesley et al. (2017) [1] 18 30 ± 9.6 68.2 ± 9 F Y proficient HR, Bla, RPE swing hardstyle 15:15, ×10 8, 12, 16
Williams et al. (2015) [96] 8 21.5 ± 0.86 2.95 ± 11.62 M Y novice VO2, HR, RER, TV,
breathing frequency, VE, kcal
circuit other 20:10, 4 mins, ×3 10–22
Wong et al. (2017)b [97] 17 23 ± 1 74.1 ± 4.9 M / F Y novice HR, BP swing hardstyle 30:30, ×12 8 (F) 16 (M)
  1. athesis, baccepted for publication, EMOM every minute on the minute, RPE rate of perceived exertion, BPM beats per minute