Kettlebell Training

What is Kettlebell Training?

Are you wondering about kettlebells? If you’re new to the world of kettlebell training and wondering what kettlebell training is, the following articles will give you an in-depth view of what kettlebell training is all about, including the fundamentals any beginner should learn to stay safe with kettlebell training.

What is Kettlebell Training?

A kettlebell is generally compared to a bowling ball (with a flat base) that has a handle on it, the weight of the kettlebell differs but is usually from 8kg/17.6lb to 48kg/105.8lb in increments of 2kg/4.4lb. Kettlebell training is resistance training with the kettlebell providing the resistance. The goals that can be obtained with the kettlebell are but are not limited to cardio, flexibility, speed, power, strength, balance, mental toughness, etc.

Kettlebell training can get a bad reputation due to the fact that many people just pick them up and fling them around not realizing that there is a skill to be developed step by step. Kettlebells are extremely safe to work with unless you don’t treat them with the respect that any exercise tool deserves.

A kettlebell is truly a superior tool to work out with, not because I’m biased, but simply because it’s a fact, there is no other tool so versatile and allows you to train unilaterally, ballistic, juggling, and strict.

Kettlebell Training Benefits

  • Fun
  • Very portable
  • Mentally challenging
  • Flexibility
  • Versatile
  • Strength
  • Cardio
  • Endurance
  • Majority of exercises are compound (working more than one muscle group)
  • Unilateral
  • Highly functional
  • Working stabilizing muscles
  • Challenges the core constantly
  • Allows multi-plane movements
  • It’s a special kind of exercise tool

Are Kettlebells Effective?

It’s a great question, one that newcomers would and should ask, but the answer is not simple. Whether they’re effective or not depends on whether they can meet your goals. Whether you put in the effort and most importantly whether you use them correctly. Thus the final answer lies with you. Can they be effective? Without a doubt, yes!

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