How many of you train with Kettlebells? Kettlebells will give you excellent results!
Here are the Benefits:
Kettlebells, invented in Russia as a way to quickly improve strength and flexibility in the 1700s, are heavy iron orbs with attached handles. Kettlebell training has gained popularity in the West, largely due to its use by Hollywood stars, such as Gerard Butler, for developing camera-wort
Researchers with the American Council on Exercise, or ACE, found that during a typical 20-minute kettlebell snatch workout routine, you can burn as many calories as running at a six-minute mile pace or cross-country skiing uphill. The full-body movements and interval-training format characteristic of kettlebell training give you huge calorie-burning benefits in minimal time.
The quick full-body movements of kettlebell training get your heart pumping. According to ACE, working out with kettlebells raises your heart rate enough to meet industry standards for aerobic activity. Proponents of the exercise system report that kettlebells can replace cardio in your fitness routine.
ACE researchers report that kettlebell training gives you a higher-intensity workout than traditional weight training. The workout was designed to gain strength, and the Russian armed forces test and train with one-armed snatches instead of push-ups, says Healthy U, a program of Northwestern Health Sciences University.
Sports like soccer, tennis and baseball require you to start and stop suddenly, and change directions throughout the game. Such movements can lead to joint and muscle injuries, but quickly changing the direction and momentum of the heavy kettlebell trains you body for sudden deceleration, says Healthy U.
As with sudden stops, starts and direction changes, many sports involve movements initiated from the hips, such as jumping, swinging a bat or kicking a ball. Many of the movements in kettlebell training improve the power of your hips muscles as they contract.
As you hold and manipulate the heavy iron kettlebells, you strengthen the muscles of your wrists and forearms to improve your grip. A strong grip eliminates the need to rely on a strap and reduces your risk of injury during other weightlifting activities.
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