Kettlebells come in a number of different weights. It is possible to use them when you are doing lunges, squats, crunches in addition to other moves which work your core muscles. Exercising with kettlebells not only improves your core strength but these workouts also tone the 600 other muscles which are present in your arms, legs, glutes, and back. It is the perfect workout for those having trouble fitting exercise in to their daily schedule
It is possible to utilise kettlebells every single day but it will be dependent on the intensity of the workouts, your present experience as well as how quickly you are able to recover from the workout. The kettlebell swing is one of the exercises that you may be able to perform on a daily basis.
What Are The Benefits Of Training With Kettlebells?
Improved Core Strength And Stability
There are a number of incredible reasons why kettlebells are superb for improving core strength as well as stability.
A lot of kettlebell exercises are a kind of ballistic training. This type of training works on explosive power through the process of maximising acceleration and then minimising deceleration. These explosive movements stimulate the abdominal muscles very well.
Kettlebell exercises require core contraction and synchronised breathing as the movements are concentrated. This leads to significant improvement in core strength, even when you are not directly targeting your core as you would with crunches or leg raises.
Kettlebell movements are multiplanar. This means that you will be working your core from all directions. This is essential for building well-rounded core strength.
Some of the best kettlebell motions are offset and unilateral. This is because you will only be utilising one kettlebell. When you are moving the kettlebell around on one side, you will be working your core stability and strength – big time.
Enhanced Body Awareness And Coordination
Kettlebell movements are incredibly dynamic. You will be swinging these pieces of equipment around – above you, to your side, in between your legs as well as side to side.
This will necessitate that you are totally aware of your body. This focus and mind-to-muscle connection will develop so leading you to enhanced proprioception, in other words, coordination and the sense of movement of your body and its parts.
This is very different than the conventional training with barbells or weight machines because the movements are linear as well as less dynamic.
It’s very important to build your sense of movement (aka proprioception or kinesthetics). This skill will carry over into enhancements in your fitness and life. It’s definitely a very important aspect of athleticism.
These are all incredibly important reasons why athletes train with kettlebells. Athletes require core power to:
- Explode through opponents,
- Quickly change or move in a number of different directions without risking injury (twisting, turning, accelerating or decelerating), and
- Handle loads as well as pressure from one side while staying upright (think a running back suffering a hit on one side throughout a play).
Kettlebell training offers a dynamic method of accomplishing these important physical capabilities. Want to learn more about kettlebell training? Have a look at what our Kettlebell Course has to offer.