Kettlebells have become the latest craze in America within the last few years. And it’s no wonder . . . They challenge the way people think about exercise.
Kettlebell workouts provide an effective cardiovascular and core workout in less than 30 minutes with just one kettlebell. Gone are the days of heavy equipments or having to use three or four machines to work out every muscle group.
Kettlebells look like a bowling ball with a handle and they allow exercisers to weight train, build endurance and increase overall body strength—in a relatively short period.
Workouts are comprised of swinging and lifting a kettlebell in various positions. Exercisers hoist the heavy metal bell up, down, and to the side according to the exercise routine they are following. With each exercise the arms, lungs and heart are strengthened.
Kettlebell weights range from 8 pounds to over 100. And because of their free weight design hoisting them forces the body to work harder to maintain balance. In doing this different muscle, groups are worked out.
There are several benefits to a kettlebell workout.
If you want to get a true kettlebell workout to get a kettlebell body, it involves a circuit. A circuit is a combination of resistance training and intense aerobics, which target the same part either of your body or your total body— depending on your goals.
Kettlebell Safety Tips
There are things that you can do to work out safely,
Follow these safety tips to avoid property damage or more importantly, injury.
If you consistently do your kettlebell workout, you will swing your way into a lean and toned physique.
*It is advised that beginners be trained in how to do the circuit in order to avoid injury.