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The Kettlebell Proves to be Versatile, Effective and All the Rage

If you aren't into sport's training chances are that you may have never heard of the term Kettlebell Exercises and have absolutely no idea of what a kettlebell is either. Don't sweat it, as lots of people are in the dark alongside you on this one! A 'kettlebell' or girya (Russian) is a cast iron weight loosely resembling a cannonball with a handle. Apparently it is revered as the ultimate tool for intense all-round fitness and is one heck of an exceptional workout.  It's a fact that kettlebells are great weight training equipment for men but did you know that kettlebell exercises are also ideal strength training equipment for women? The girls get just as good a workout as the men, but it's advisable that they start out with lower weights. Both men and women can train with kettlebells to increase their muscle strength, flexibility and endurance. Try them out and you will soon see that kettlebells are an incredible and valuable tool.

Reasons to Learn Kettlebell Exercises

These iron weights replace dumbbells, barbells, medicine balls, grip devices and cardio equipment as well as belts for weighted pullups and dips.

Kettlebell exercises are reported to be marvelous as strength training equipment improving back strength, strengthening shoulders, arms and grip as well as reducing any chances of injury through development of joint flexibility which are all terrific reasons to use the kettlebell for your new exercise program.

Benefits of Kettlebell Exercising

  • Can be used for proper muscle development for any sport or athletic activity
  • Combines development of strength and flexibility
  • Provides overall muscle development
  • Improves grip strength
  • Improves fat to lean mass ratio
  • Defines physique
  • Expands stamina

The reasons kettlebell exercises work are because unlike a conventional dumbbell, the mass is displaced from the handle meaning that the weight pulls against your hand. This means that it is not merely strength and co-ordination that is required but also the deportment of other muscles located in the arms, shoulders and trunk.

Kettlebell Routine, Say What?

How about we take a look at some terrific kettlebell exercise tips to help you get the most out of your kettlebell exercise routine?

  • Train two to seven times a week...that means regularly rather than spasmodically
  • Work out for 45 minutes or less to see the best results.
  • Total workout time should be regularly altered. Keep your body guessing with 20 minutes one day and perhaps 40 minutes the next.
  • Do as many different kettlebell exercises as you wish.
  • Vary the intensity of each exercise as it will assist to eliminate boredom.
  • String exercises together in a circuit.
  • Rest between your sets.
  • Don't be in a hurry as remember "slow and steady wins the race".
  • Start hard. Finish easy.

Get started on your kettlebell exercises with a KB Dead Lift which is especially good for the legs, hips, core, and back. Place the kettlebell between your feet - roughly between the heels - sit down like you're sitting back on a chair behind you, grab the KB with both hands, and stand up with it. That's one rep...only fifty to go!

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