Kettlebell training is accessible and practical for all. From the elite athlete looking for an edge, to the sedentary person looking to discover fitness for the first time. All can benefit.
Top 10 benefits of Kettlebell training.
- Serious cardio without the boredom of the hamster wheel (treadmill)
- Functional strength without the monotony of isolated reps
- Flexibility without long poses
- Fun and varied, never boring
- One compact, portable device
- It’s safe — for any age, shape or size
- Combines “cardio” and “strength” training
As one of the best kettlebell coaches once said, “life doesn’t respect the difference.” Try sprinting to catch a train while carrying a heavy package or pushing a stroller, did all that “cardio” training you did in the spin class really help that much?
- The solution for busy people
Busy people want the biggest bang for the buck. Kettlebells 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 in your bedroom.
- Greater fat loss
Fat gets the ol’ one-two-three punch. First, there is the extremely high metabolic cost of throwing the weight around. Second, it’s a strength training workout creating dense muscle mass, which burns calories from fat stores all day long while increasing your resting metabolism. Finally, combine that with the fat burning effects of human growth hormone that is stimulated by these kinds of whole-body, complex movements. There is no better way to burn fat. This is why sprinters have ripped muscles and marathon runners have a skinny look.
- Very different from dumbbells and barbells
Anyone who has picked up a kettlebell has felt the difference. The off centered weight of a KB recruits more stabilizer muscles and works the targeted muscles through a wider range of motion. It’s because of the off-center design of the KB. Isolation exercises such as those done with dumbbells and barbells do not hit those stabilizing muscles to the same degree.
Ever wonder about that crazy yellow strappy contraption in your gym? That's called the TRX... and it's awesome.
TRX (Total Body Resistance Exercise) is an workout system that involves body weight and gravity. Invented by a Navy SEAL, Aaron Baldwin needed a workout system that could keep him in shape with little space.
The really beautiful thing about the TRX is that the core must be engaged throughout the workout to stabilize, adding an extra bonus to your workout.
Other benefits of the TRX include:
- increased strength
- joint stability, all with limited chance of injury because you're using your own body weight.