Why Kettlebells are Worth Every Penny
By Genevieve Cunningham
It’s been a few years now since kettlebells hit the scene. When they first arrived, many people didn’t really know what to do with them. You had a few enthusiasts, but the regular person was a bit lost on their use and function. Now they can be found in almost every gym. The benefits of using these massive weights are becoming more and more well known, but unfortunately too many people are still unsure about their use. If you’re not using them yet, take a look at these reasons why kettlebells are worth the investment, and how they can completely transform your fitness routine.
Kettlebells Force Cardio
The moves that are traditionally done with kettlebells force you to use a bit of cardio. No, you’re not running with these weights, but you might be swinging, twisting, turning, jumping, and throwing. Your heart rate will skyrocket, and your lungs will be winded very quickly into your routine. According to many fitness enthusiasts, it’s one of the best ways to incorporate strength training and cardio in one fell swoop.
Kettlebells are Dynamic
What does this mean? It basically means that you’re going to use every muscle in your body. With traditional weights, you may be using your quadriceps for a move, and that’s basically it. Even when you focus on one area of the body with kettlebells, you’ll get an incredible full body workout. Many people find themselves lean out and sculpt muscles like never before once they add these full body weights to the mix.
Kettlebells Increase Overall Strength
If you want super strong biceps, by all means go for the bench press. But if you’re looking to increase overall strength, kettlebells are the way to go. Because they’re so dynamic, you may find that your body begins to improve in strength as a whole. The muscles you build may not be as bulky, but they’ll be limber and lean and incredibly strong. Most people who give this piece of equipment a shot wind up loving the effect that they have on the physique as a whole.
If you haven’t given in and tried these yet, check out your local gym to see if a set is available. Here's a video to see kettlebells in action. They might be awkward at first, but you’ll soon be throwing around these round weights like a pro. Boost your health, improve your body, and feel better than ever by adding kettlebells to your routine today.