Kettlebells Fix Back And Medical Problems A Survey Reports

There is incontrovertible evidence that regular kettlebell training contributes to the prevention of several chronic diseases and is associated with a 50% reduced risk of premature death.

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A common question often asked about kettlebell training: Do kettlebells fix back problems? The answer, as our survey data will reveal, is yes, kettlebell training fixes back problems, and we also know that kettlebell training fixes posture.

83.7% said that their back problem improved after they started kettlebell training

Our survey data show us that there is absolutely no doubt that kettlebell training improves the lives of people both physically and mentally. We asked people if they had back or medical problems before they started with kettlebell training and whether they noticed any improvements after starting with kettlebell training. We also asked if their emotional state changed. Following are the results of the survey.

Kettlebell Survey Results

Out of the people that said they had back problems before they started kettlebell training, only a small group of 16.3% said that their back problems remained the same. 83.7% said that their back problem improved after they started kettlebell training. Nearly one-third of the 83.7% said that their back problems were fixed after they started kettlebell training.

Kettlebell Fixes Back Problems

Out of the people that said they had medical problems before they started kettlebell training, 84% said that their problems improved. Nearly half of 84% said that their medical issues were fixed after they started kettlebell training. 16% said that their issues remained unchanged.

Kettlebell Medical Results

After asking how the respondents emotionally felt after starting with kettlebell training, over 70% said that they felt improvement. Confidence and pride were the top emotional states that significantly improved. The stats are:

  1. Kettlebell ResultsHappy (86.15% felt improvement)

    • 13.85% no change

    • 57.43% more

    • 28.72% a lot more

  1. Confident (88.8% felt improvement)

    • 11.20% no change

    • 52.55% more

    • 36.25% a lot more

  1. Proud (82.11% felt improvement)

    • 17.89% no change

    • 45.53% more

    • 36.58% a lot more

  1. Calm (72.36% felt improvement)

    • 27.64% no change

    • 47.56% more

    • 24.80% a lot more

  1. Content (81.30% felt improvement)

    • 18.70% no change

    • 53.25% more

    • 28.05% a lot more

The same group of people also answered the question: How soon can you see the results from kettlebell training? Click the link to find out.

7 Health Benefits of Kettlebell Training

Kettlebell training can help:

  • decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes
  • with the management of diabetes
  • prevent cancer
  • reduce the risk of colon cancer
  • reduce the relative risk of breast cancer
  • prevent osteoporosis
  • increase cortical bone density

External Kettlebell Study Results

The benefits of kettlebell training are plenty, but an enormous benefit that stands out above the others is that kettlebell training highly reduces the chances of premature death by about 20%–35% (ref 1).

Physical inactivity is a modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease and a widening variety of other chronic diseases, including diabetes mellitus, cancer (colon and breast), obesity, hypertension, bone and joint diseases (osteoporosis and osteoarthritis), and depression (ref 2).

Recent investigations have revealed even greater reductions in the risk of death from any cause and from cardiovascular disease. For instance, being fit or active was associated with a greater than 50% reduction in risk (ref 3).

Reasons for Kettlebell Back Pain

Of course, like with any other type of training, when not done correctly with good form and technique or programmed properly then there is a risk of injury. Some of the main reasons one can experience back pain from training with the kettlebell are:

  1. Incorrect form and technique
  2. Incorrect programming

Correct form and technique is something that everyone should learn, learn all grips, learn the fundamentals of kettlebell training, but even then, without proper programming you run the risk of:

  1. Not enough recovery
  2. Training too heavy
  3. Not enough rest between sets
  4. Performing incorrect exercises (too many targeting the same muscle groups)

And the list goes on. We have both bases covered with the fundamentals of kettlebell training and how to program for kettlebell training.

Kettlebell Training Programs

A great way to learn about kettlebells and stick to them is to follow a program. We have several programs available. The first one is Prometheus Phase II, which is a kettlebell strength program based on split workouts. The second one is the Caveman Inner Circle, which is our online kettlebell workout library with over 170 full-length sessions. The latter comes with online coaching, motivation, accountability, and much more. For those that want something simpler and doing things on their own, there are our series of kettlebell workout books.

References:

  1. https://www.cmaj.ca/content/cmaj/suppl/2006/03/08/174.6.801.DC1/health-war-online_appendix_2.pdf
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1402378/
  3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15629729/
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kettlebell

The survey was conducted by Cavemantraining and was sent to over 13,000 users subscribed to a kettlebell mailing list and presented to over 31.500 members of a kettlebell workout community. The survey remains live on our website.

Graphs and survey data Copyright 2022 Cavemantraining. Permission to use the data is granted as long as the original article (https://go.cavemantraining.com/kbbenefits) is linked with credits. If you work with kettlebells then you too can complete the survey here.

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