Kettlebell training offers many benefits. It is an all-round tool that can replace most of the equipment used for a workout. Dynamic kettlebell workouts combine both strength and cardio training aspects.
The unique shape of the kettlebell allows the body to perform many different ballistic and grind exercises in a natural, liquid motion.
Owing to the handle, the kettlebell becomes a kind of like an extension of the arm. The handle allows for it to be held loosely. This allows it to float and swing outward owing to hip thrust. This provides more momentum for upward and downward swings.
The kettlebell handle also makes it easy to pass between hands. This keeps an exercise set going for longer periods of time and provides an intense cardio workout. Muscles are forced to stabilise owing to the offset weight of the ball. This makes it possible for the body to take each exercise through a longer range of motion. Increased range of motion improves flexibility and improves the strength of deeper stabilising muscles.
Full-body movements that use more muscles
Kettlebell training targets full-body movement patterns that use about 600 muscles at once.
The kettlebell swing targets nearly every muscle in a person’s body in one fluid motion.
If you condition more muscles at once the number of calories you burn is increased. This means your workouts can be shorter. Quicker workouts lead to more attention that you can focus on skill, strategy, recovery and rest. A quick and effective workout is ideal considering how busy people get.
Bridging the gap between strength training and cardio
Kettlebells allow the person using them to easily flow from one movement into the next. This makes it easy to go from one exercise to the next.
Most kettlebell workouts easily progress from one exercise to the next without needing to put down the kettlebell or change the weight of it.
Huge amounts of energy are used to do flowing circuits like these which requires the heart and lungs to work hard. This results in a strength-based workout with a cardio workout included.
Amplifies power output and develops explosive movement skills
Power endurance is the ability to sustain fast muscular contractions over an extended period of time. It is a great way of training to lose fat and do some conditioning.
Kettlebell exercise will also help build your explosive movement skills. Many kettlebell exercises use the hips to create the movement of the kettlebell. This is where the majority of power is generated for many sports.
Never miss a workout
There is a large variety of exercises that can be performed with a single kettlebell. This makes a kettlebell workout extremely affordable.
It eliminates the need for large training facilities. They don’t take up much floor space and don’t need to be placed on racks that will also add to costs. They can be stored underneath other equipment, under a bed or in a corner. You also don’t need much space to work out with a kettlebell considering you don’t tend to move more than one step forward or back.
Once you can effortlessly flow from one movement to the next and understand the basic movements flowing from one exercise to another working out with kettlebells becomes natural and fun.
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