I am a big fan of the kettlebell... I personally use them all the time. Whether it's part of a long workout or if i just need a quick and "easy" way to work my entire body and get my heart-rate up. I know some people have NEVER used one and some people who HAVE, aren't quite sure WHY they have or what's so good about them. Let me try and break it down just a little bit for ya!
What is SO GOOD about a kettlebell?!? The following are some of the GREAT benefits of kettlebell training...
- Can be used for proper muscle development for any sport or athletic activity
- Combines development of strength and flexibility
- Provides overall muscle development
- Improves grip strength
- Improves fat to lean mass ratio
- Defines physique
- Expands stamina
- Improves back strength
- strengthens shoulders
- Reduces chances of injury through development of joint flexibility
Just like any other strength training program, you build your muscle strength through practice, intensity and regular effort.
Kettlebells are available in several different sizes so whether you are a beginner or have been working out for years, there's going to be a kettlebell that suits your needs. Kettlebells are also a great way to have a gym at your home! They are relatively inexpensive, take up very little space and are extremely versatile! If you haven't tried a kettlebell workout yet... what are you waiting for?!?