Looking for a New Workout?
Whether your workout has plateaued or you just want to try something new, you should consider trying a kettlebell. Everyone from professional athletes to Hollywood celebrities are using kettlebells. Stay at home parents, busy executives, the time pressed and budget conscious all find kettlebells are the answer to their fitness needs.
First of all, kettlebells build functional strength. This is the strength you need to perform everday functions such as climbing stairs and picking up groceries to put them into a vehicle. Training with kettlebells activates multiple muscle groups at the same time and makes them work as a unit. The swing, snatch, Turkish get-up and clean and press are examples of kettlebell exercises that work almost every muscle group in the body at the same time.
Kettlebells are a great tool for circuit training, which is very a very effective fat burning technique. Due to their versatility you can move from one exercise to the next without ever putting the kettlebell down. This allows you to accomplish more work in less time. You will gain muscle , lose fat and get some great conditioning at the same time. These workouts can be extremely challenging and you will find your heart rate will go up quickly which is effective for weightloss.
Kettlebells can be more difficult to use than dumbbells of the exact weight because the weight swings from a short, thick handle and the kettlebells center of gravity shifts during lifts. This ongoing momentum requires continuous tightening of your midsection and your lower back. Kettlebells force the user to balance and stabilize the weight of the kettlebell, which add difficulty to your workout.
There are a number of excellent instructional videos available that teach the user's how to properly use a kettlebell. However, it is recommended that you seek assistance from a qualified instructor for an introductory lesson. This will insure the user's workout will be safe, fun and effective.