When it comes to training equipment, there isn’t much that can rival the Kettlebell for the effectiveness and variety which it provides. If you don’t want to spend hours at the gym on stationary pieces of equipment, or you are looking to overcome and add some excitement into your workout, the Kettlebell may be your answer. Kettlebells have been around since the 18th century, and are starting to become more and more popular as people discover the amazing benefits.
No matter what exercise you perform with the Kettlebell, the offset nature of the equipment requires you to perform the exercise with stricter form. So no matter what movement you are completing, whether it be a traditional squat or overhead press to more unique exercises to the Kettlebell such as swings or snatches, you will use more muscle activation with each repetition than you would with traditional equipment. It’s this aspect of the Kettlebell which makes it the ultimate training tool. If you are handed a Kettlebell, just 15 to 20 minutes of work can provide an intense workout that lights you up from head to toe.
Tim Ferris, New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Body, profiled a mother of two who lost more than 45 kilograms using a Kettlebell. He documented, “Beyond fat loss, this movement will help build a superhuman posterior chain, which includes all the muscles from the base of your skull to your Achilles’ tendons. For maximum strength and sex appeal in minimal time, the posterior chain is where you should focus. From “violent hips” for power sports, to the perfect rear for aesthetics.”
It doesn’t take too much time to learn the technique needed to use a Kettlebell, making this suitable for beginners all the way to athletes. As you develop better technique and refine your movement you are able to lift heavier for longer and the results you can see and feel with be incredible. Whatever your fitness goal, the Kettlebell will be able to help you achieve this, and fast! Whether you are wanting to increase muscle mass and core strength or would like to improve your cardio and burn fat, you can achieve both with this one tool!
Whether you are wanting to add in some variety to your training with a Kettlebell or complete a total Kettlebell workout, your body and mind will thank you for it.