Kettlebells have become a popular workout aid in recent years. Here are 5 reasons many people choose to work out with kettlebells…
Kettlebells are a specific type of weight that originated in Russia, where they have been used for many years. However, it has only been in the past 10 years or so that they have become popular in America as a fitness tool. These unique hand weights are now preferred by many in the fitness world for a number of reasons.
Here are 5 reasons why so many people love to work out with kettlebells:
1. They are thought to promote fat loss better than other types of weights.
Notice how we said fat loss here and not just weight loss? Kettlebells are believed to target and eliminate body fat, particularly in the abdominal area. They involve dynamic movements which can work more than 600 muscles simultaneously.
The more muscles you are using during a workout, the more energy is required and that leads to burning more calories, which leads to fat loss.
2. They provide intense, yet short workouts
Two of the main excuses many people have when it comes to exercising is they can’t afford the gym and they simply don’t have time to work out. With kettlebells, workouts are generally quite intense and they only tend to last for up to 20 minutes.
They are also inexpensive and small enough to be used absolutely anywhere. So, you won’t need to hit the gym and you’ll easily be able to fit a kettlebell workout into your daily routine.
3. They help tone your entire body
If you’ve struggled to really tone up with other forms of exercise, kettlebells can help. As they work so many muscles, they provide a full body workout and build strength throughout the body for great toning and sculpting benefits.
4. Strengthens even hard-to-reach muscle groups
Kettlebell workouts are so intense and require so much effort to use, they even work the really hard-to-reach muscle groups. From head to toe, you’ll work your core, back, shoulders, arms, legs and everything in between!
5. They’re fun!
What bigger reason do you need to start kettlebell workouts than the fact they are fun and enjoyable to do? You’ll get to learn a completely new way of working out with weights, and there are so many different ways to use them. As you learn new exercises, you’ll also feel a great sense of achievement.
Many people find themselves addicted to kettlebell workouts and may start feeling withdrawal symptoms if they can’t use them for a few days!
Overall, kettlebell workouts do provide many different benefits when done correctly.* The above are just 5 reasons to start using kettlebells if you haven’t already.
*With every type of workout there is a risk of injury, and that includes kettlebell workouts. Consult with your healthcare provider to ensure weight training is suitable for you before attempting. Kettlebells are heavy and require some strength and skill to use correctly. You should train with an experienced kettlebell instructor at least until you learn good form for each basic type of kettlebell exercise.