The Benefits of Kettlebells
Combined cardio and strength training
A major benefit of training with kettlebells is that it combines cardio and strength training, like no other workout. People spend a lot of time using different forms of exercise to reach their goals, such as losing fat, building muscle or working to improve or maintain fitness levels. Studies have shown that an effective way to meet all these needs is through kettlebell training.
Strengthens every muscle from head-to-toe
Kettlebell training consists of whole-body movement exercises. It’s well-known that compound, whole body movements typical of kettlebell exercises are superior to machines that isolate muscles for improving muscle tone, body composition, and strength. Further, kettlebells strengthen the tendons and ligaments, making the joints tougher and less susceptible to injury.
Compact and portable
The fitness industry is undergoing a change in thought and design…”Small is the new big…”Smaller, more focused fitness and sports training facilities increase in number daily and are much more profitable than larger, less personal studios. This makes kettlebell training ideal for small facilities.Kettlebells possess a very small footprint, meaning that they take up very little floor space. Kettlebells don’t require expensive racks; they can be stored in the corner or underneath other equipment.
Osteoarthritis is the most common kind of arthritis, which is caused by the breakdown of cartilage that the body eventually cannot repair, often in older age. Cartilage is important as it acts as a cushion between the joints. This condition causes the joints to become stiff and painful, affecting everyday movements. Thus, the ballistic exercises using a kettlebell, such as a swing, snatch, jerk and clean, appear to be highly beneficial and strengthen your joints, promoting protection against osteoarthritis in older age.
Kettlebell exercises and movements are simple, fun, unique and you can combine it with other exercise modalities. You can make it as fun as you want it to be. No more reason to be in a sweaty gym. Bring your kettlebell to a park and have the workout of your life. Save on gym membership fees and do your training where you love it the most.
Gym memberships and personal trainers or quality in-home equipment are usually very expensive. But with a single kettlebell, you can have everything you need to create a healthy, fit and toned body for the rest of your life. They are nearly indestructible and relatively inexpensive.