Kettlebells are a great piece of kit that tend to gather dust in the gym and don’t get used to their full potential. So are you using kettlebells in your training? If not then you are missing out on some serious strength and fitness gains.
What is a kettlebell? Quite simply it’s a solid heavy ball with an offset handle just large enough to place your hand through. The origins of the kettlebell are a little vague but they can be traced back hundreds of years.
Weights with handles were often used during fitness challenges for both carrying and throwing events and it’s believed that the kettlebell simply evolved from here. Later the Kettlebell was and then finally gained popularity in the west.
There are plenty of benefits to kettlebell training and one of the main ones is the exercises are dynamic, often ballistic, meaning fast lifts rather than the slow and controlled strength training most of us are used to doing.
These types of exercises get your heart rate up in a whole different way than cardio.
Not only that, these movements challenge almost every muscle in your body.
Even better, kettlebell training is so different from what most of us are used to, it can actually be kind of fun. While there is a learning curve with kettlebell training, anyone can do it, even beginners.
If you’ve been doing the same workouts, kettlebell training can breathe new life into your exercise routine.
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