|First things first, if you're unsure of what a kettlebell itake a look to the right. |
Kettlebells look very much like a cast ironball with a thick metal handle.
Kettlebells come in various sizes ranging from 4 kg to 92kg. Most men of decent strength levels will have trouble handling a 48kg kettlebell. A good starting weight would be 6-8kg for women and 12-16kg for men.
1. Kettlebells give a full body workout.
The basics of kettlebell training is based around 3 moves - the kettlebell swing, snatch and clean and jerk. All of these movements elicit one thing and that is functional, triple extension, all over body exercise. All the large muscles of the body are brought into use when these exercises are performed. All othe kettlebell exercises can be considered secondary.
2. Train Explosively.
The majority of gym training is based around training slowly with weights. Other than olympic lifting, kettlebell also ensures that you train explosively.....a training method that is veru understated these days
3. Work the Hips and Back
The hip and back area of the body are some of the biggest and strongest muscles of the body and require some special attention, kettlebells provide this and strengthen this area like no other fitness tool can.This one key element makes the kettlebell a great tool for athletes and athletic performance.
4. Kettlebells for grip strength and endurance.
The kettlebell also hits the grip from more than one direction, creating a very solid enduring set of mits.Ready for all kinds of uses
5. Ultimate Conditioning tool.
Kettlebells are also used as the weapon of choice for Girevoy Sport (GS) where by athletes rep using the clean and jerk, jerk and also the snatch for time in a competition against themselves and the clock. Elements of this can be used in your training and make the kettlebell almost superior to any other training method on the market right now