8 Serious Benefits of Working Out with Kettlebells.
Athletes train with Kettlebells because they need core power and explosive strength to perform and win. Fitness Trainers use them to deliver dynamic and fat burning workouts to their clients. Here are some of the benefits of picking up a Kettlebell of your own.
Kettlebells Are Extremely Versatile
Kettlebells are one of the best tools that exist for full body conditioning. Kettlebells can be used for Strength and Resistance Training, and will help improve endurance, agility and mobility. They are also dead good at getting your heart rate pumping. Kettlebells are extremely versatile training tools.
Kettlebells Go Ballistic To Improve Core Strength
Many Kettlebell exercises are actually a form of ballistic training - which works to improve your explosive strength. These exercises maximize resistance acceleration and minimize deceleration which translates from fitness speak into Kettlebell exercises activate the core muscles extremely well. Using a Kettlebell instead of a Dumbbell can require more core contractions which will lead to some serious core strength and tone improvements. Kettlebell exercises also have the advantage of hitting your core muscles from all directions, maximizing the way that you engage your core.
KettleBell Exercises Are Very Dynamic
As you move and swing Kettlebells around, you will start to develop a next level body awareness. Many women who are new to Kettlebell training have reported that they have become more aware of the muscles that they are working, which helps them perform their exercises more effectively and with better form.
Kettlebells Are Not Ugly Anymore
Gone are the days when a Kettlebell was essentially a rusty cannonball with a handle attached. Today’s Kettlebells come with a beautiful finish and with splashes of colour. I’m not suggesting that you decorate your living room with them, but they are cute enough to leave out if you wanted too. These Kettlebells are competition quality (best quality), and are currently at an astounding 50% off with code LIFT50 - get them while supplies last.
Kettlebells Burn Mad Calories
The calorie crushing potential of the Kettlebell - particularly with exercises such as the Kettlebell swing is borderline shocking. Swinging one of these Kettlebells burns as many as 20 calories a minute, or expressed in another way, 400 calories in 20 minutes. To get the same bang for your buck by running, you would have to maintain a 6 minute per mile pace, non-stop. If your goal is visible muscle tone on your core, the Kettlebell is an excellent fat burning tool. Because you are Strength Training when you use your Kettlebell, you will also benefit from the ‘after-burn’ effect, as your body continues to burn calories at an elevated rate for hours after you finish training.
The Kettlebell is a Solid Cardio Alternative
You can get a power packed cardio workout in with just 1 Kettlebell. If you are looking to tighten up and build lean muscle tone, a lighter weight Kettlebell HIIT workout (light weight, high rep, high intensity) will deliver the results that you are looking for. This blended Strength Training with HIIT is one of the most effective workouts for burning fat, boosting your metabolism, and building long, lean, athletic muscles and your overall cardiovascular health.
Kettlebells Unlock A-lot of Fitness Doors
If you are just getting started on your fitness journey, or you are looking at building out a home exercise area, Kettlebells can stand-in (replace or substitute in for) a pile of strength training gear. Kettlebells can be used in place of Dumbbells, Barbells, weight plates - essentially any other weight based resistance training equipment. It’s a key that unlocks a lot of fitness doors, because it’s just that versatile. Although we do recommend that you have two Kettlebells - a light and heavy, most Kettlebell exercises only require one Kettlebell, making them perfect for working out in small spaces, outside or at the cottage.
Kettlebells Can Be Safer & More Effective
Kettlebell exercises are generally considered by personal trainers to be a safer alternative to lifting a heavy barbell when doing Strength Training exercises like squats, deadlifts and presses, mainly due to having less stress on the spine. The Kettlebell will also give you the kind of grip strength that will give your handshake an instant confidence makeover.
We hope that we've inspired you to give Kettlebell training a try - more women need to pick up their first Kettlebell and give it a go.