What can kettlebell training do for you?
The benefits of kettlebell training are endless and are proving to far outshine the conventional dumbbells and fancy machines found inside gyms and health clubs. This all-around tool can actually replace almost every piece of equipment you have. The dynamic nature of the kettlebell will give you an all-in-one workout of a lifetime, combining both strength and cardio aspects.
The kettlebell’s unique shape (the handle, the bulk of the weight massed into a dense ball) is obviously different than that of a dumbbell. This shape allows the body to perform a multitude of ballistic and grind exercises in a natural, fluid motion. Although most kettlebell exercises can be performed with a dumbbell, performing a snatch or a swing is much more cumbersome with a dumbbell. The dumbbell doesn’t become an extension of your arm like the kettlebell since it doesn’t have a handle. The kettlebell handle lets the hand hold it loosely so that the bell can float and swing outward due to the hip thrust, providing more momentum for both the upward and downward swings. In addition to providing incredible grip, the kettlebell handle allows for the bell to be easily passed back and forth between hands, which can keep an exercise set going for longer periods, providing an intense cardio session. The offset weight of the ball forces more muscles to stabilize and allows for the body to take each exercise through a longer range of motion. The increased range of motion will improve flexibility as well as improve the strength of deeper stabilizing muscles.
The benefits of a kettlebell workout:
‘ Increased endurance
‘ Rapid fat loss
‘ Muscular strength without the added bulk
‘ Increased core stability
‘ Full-body workout
‘ Stronger back
‘ Rehabilitated shoulders
‘ Mental toughness
‘ Decreased musculoskeletal pain
‘ Twice the results in half the time you would spend at a regular gym
Try our kettlebell class! In addition to just using kettlebell lifts; we mix in cardio, bodyweight exercises, pullups, and other fun additions. You'll have a blast!