The kettlebell is a very unique strength training tool. It’s applications are very broad; one can use a few basic moves to achieve pretty wide range of different goals. Here are three reasons why the kettlbell is so great:
1. A killer workout in a very short amount of time
A 10-15 minute kettlebell circuit combining three or four different movements will smoke you beyond belief. I’m always surprised even when someone who thinks they’re in pretty good shape tries kettlebell training for the first time – ususally, they’re hooked 🙂
2. They train every muscle in your body – and especially those that probably need it the most
The kettlebell swing trains the muscles in the back of the body – the glutes and hamstrings, the back extensors, the lats, and much more. The Turkish Get-Up trains everything on the other side – the entire ‘core’ area, the chest, the shoulders, the triceps, and the quads. Just between these two basic movements we hit nearly every major muscle group. Talk about efficiency!
3. They’re just plain cool
The kettlebell has a innate appeal that a barbell or dumbell doesn’t. The unique shape and almost primitive feel is like nothing else. Or maybe that’s just me 🙂
Well, there you have three reasons why the kettlebell is such an awesome tool for fat loss, muscle gain, and top notch conditioning. Stay tuned to learn everything you need to know about the basics of training with kettlebells!