10 Benefits Of Kettlebell Training

  1. The reason for the surge in kettle bell training is that it gets back to basic training that requires functional, whole body fitness, a great way to get a whole body workout in a relatively short period of time.
  2. More coordination. Since the brain knows movements and not muscles, you become more coordinated with KB use. KB exercises train your body to work as a unit, This is also why athletes look different to body builders.
  3. It is the solution for busy people. They want the biggest bang for the buck. KBs can be the solution to trying to squeeze cardio, strength AND flexibility training in an already overbooked schedule. Because of the intensive nature, the workout duration must be kept short. Best of all, they are so small and portable training can take place even in your bedroom.
  4. Very different from dumbbells and barbells. Anyone who has picked up a kettle bell has felt the difference. The off centred weight of a KB recruits more stabiliser muscles and works the targeted muscles through a wider range of motion. It’s because of the off- centre design of the KB. Isolation exercises such as those done with dumbbells and barbells do not hit those stabilising muscles to the same degree.
  5. Strengthens every muscle from head to toe. Kettle bell training consists of whole-body movement exercises. It’s well- known that compound, whole body movements typical of kettle bell exercises are superior to machines that isolate muscles for improving muscle tone, body composition, and strength. Further, kettle bells strengthen the tendons and ligaments, making the joints tougher and less susceptible to injury.
  6. It’s enjoyable. Let’s face it, most exercise is boring. Kettle bell training is quick and enjoyable, which is one of the reasons you’ll stick with it.
  7. Build a lean, muscular physique. Men see that coveted wedge shape emerge as the training creates broad shoulders, defines abdominals, builds up their arms and pares down their waists. It’s a lean look, more like Bruce Lee than Arnold.
  8. Easy to learn. Movements are simple and you can start using them right away. No matter how old or how out of shape you are, everyone can do it and should be doing it.
  9. It’s cardio without killing your joints. The ballistic, but non-impact nature of KB work is the key. Instead, KB exercises actually strengthen your joints.
  10. Increase mental focus. You can’t just pick it up and mindlessly muscle it up and throw it around. It’s the thinking person’s workout. At each moment the lifter must be focused on the movement. The result is improved coordination and mental focus.

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