For over three centuries, kettlebell exercises have been performed by fans of the equipment. Now making their way back into mainstream gyms, this piece of equipment is not only unique in appearance but also in the benefits it provides. Much like the name lends itself, kettlebells are circular-shaped with a handle at the top. They provide a whole different level of resistance to an otherwise normal strength training routine. Let’s take a look at the benefits of kettlebell exercises.
- Kettlebell exercises improve core strength, as many movements require great balance and an engaged core.
- Kettlebell exercises force your body to work against gravity, resulting in more calories burned.
- Kettlebell exercises combine both resistance training and cardiovascular components.
- Kettlebell exercises improve flexibility, as stretches often find their way into some of the most basic movements.
- Kettlebell exercises add variety to a workout, as they aren’t your typical free weight or weight training machine.
- Kettlebell exercises improve functional, everyday movements such as carrying groceries and picking up your kids or grandkids.
- Kettlebell exercises, performed in the quick nature they lend themselves to, create a high calorie burn in little time.
- Kettlebell exercises improve overall conditioning, as all movements require multiple muscle groups rather than isolating them. They provide whole-body exercise.
- Kettlebell exercises help improve the natural curvature of the spine, allowing electrical impulses to flow more freely.
- Kettlebell exercises result in better posture, as the core is constantly engaged during execution of kettlebell movements.
Whether you’re a newbie to kettlebell exercises or have tried them here and there, you will benefit greatly from adding kettlebell exercises into your workout. Kettlebells come in a variety of weights, so you should be able to find the weight that is just right for your level of fitness. And for members of our over-50 crowd, kettlebell training can be just the right strength training we need.
The following video by Rdella Training demonstrates seven of the most basic and important kettlebell drills:
- Kettlebell Swing
- Goblet Squat
- Turkish Getup
- Kettlebell Press
- Kettlebell Clean
- Kettlebell Snatch
They say that history repeats itself, and with kettlebell exercises being around for so long, it’s hard to deny that the proof is in the pudding. Get swinging with kettlebell exercises and take your routine to the next level.
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