Benefits of a Kettlebell Workout

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Kettlebells are very adaptable and a fun piece of equipment to use that is why they are so popular at gyms and at home.

Kettlebell workout exercises are becoming more and more popular across the world and especially at the moment in the US.

They have a lot of benefits and can be used to emphasize sport specific activities.

You will need to be careful however, because if they are used incorrectly, you have a higher chance of sustaining lower back injuries.

If you are using these as part of your exercise regime you should also ensure that you never raise the kettlebell so that it is directly above your head in case it slips and you end up with a head injury.

If you get the right training from a professional that knows how to use a kettlebell correctly and efficiently, you will gain a lot of benefits.

The main thing a kettlebell workout does is improve your endurance.

If you complete a large amount of reps and sets along with explosive force, you will notice your endurance and your strength improving.

You can focus on certain areas of your body when working out with a kettlebell such as your legs or arms, but it is most commonly used as a full body workout as it involves the whole body.

Your back and your abs will become stronger as your core will be worked to the max. You will notice an improvement in your health, posture and reduction in back injuries.

You will feel really tired when exercising with these as you will complete a higher number of reps and sets but your mental durability and your flexibility will improve.

This is due to your body having a better build-up of muscle and endurance and you will need your mental toughness to get you through your program.

If you plan your workout well, you can reduce your workout time by half and with the right training you can complete a full body workout in the comfort of your own home.

Other benefits include burning calories as well as speeding up how quickly you burn fat.

If used correctly the kettlebell is a cardio workout along with a muscle building workout. It has the ability to rehabilitate an injury and make your everyday tasks easier.

After reading all of these benefits it is no wonder a lot of people are starting to introduce a kettlebell into their weekly routines.

Weight lifting traditionally will help you build muscle but only that one specific muscle group that you are working on.

Overall body conditioning is what a kettlebell workout will do for you and this burns a huge amount of calories per minute.

You can think of it as a type of cross training and strength training put together.

It is becoming more and more popular and the isolated strength training could soon be a thing of the past!

 

Resources:

SparkPeople: We Iron out the facts on Kettlebell Training
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_articles.asp?id=1222

MikeMahler: The Benefits of Kettlebell Training for fat loss strength training, explosive power and muscle building
http://www.mikemahler.com/online-library/articles/kettlebell-training/kettlebell-training-basic-concepts.html

Prevention: 7 Reasons You Need to Try Kettlebells
http://www.prevention.com/fitness/strength-training/7-reasons-women-should-try-kettlebells

BodyBuilding: Kettlebell Training Benefits
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/mahler56.htm

Shape: Kettlebell Workouts
http://www.shape.com/fitness/workouts/kettlebell-workouts-top-7-ways-make-trend-work-you

Best Health: What Kettlebell Training can do for your body
http://www.besthealthmag.ca/get-healthy/fitness/what-kettlebell-training-can-do-for-your-body

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