If you’ve ever worked out with kettlebells, you probably already know that one of the benefits from working out with kettlebells is a total body workout. It also helps improve fitness in all areas, strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. It’s the perfect functional fitness workout that can get results in a far shorter period of time.
Kettlebell workouts are fun, but still provide serious conditioning.
Yes, you do have to learn how to use the kettlebells properly or you’ll end up smashing yourself or pulling a muscle. However, once you have down the form and several of the moves, you’ll find it’s a great way to get a cardio workout without the boredom that often comes with the treadmill. When your workout is more fun, you’ll be more apt to go and not even consider skipping it.
Kettlebell workouts burns fat fast!
While cross country skiing uphill may be a top fat burner, it’s not always easy to find snow in Texas, nor desirable to cross country ski uphill. However, you’ll burn almost as many calories with a kettlebell workout can burn as many calories and is far more accessible than fast uphill cross country skiing. It burns approximately 400 calories in just 20 minutes, which is as much as running a six minute mile! That is huge for weight loss. It also builds muscle tissue that also helps boost your metabolism to take off weight fast.
Kettlebell training is great for busy people.
Since kettlebell training is a total body workout that addresses all types of fitness, in just 20 minutes you could get the same amount of exercise as you would in an hour using other techniques. It doesn’t require a large area, so you can use just a 6′ X 6′ area in a room in your home for a workout. That can cut down on time going to the gym. You can keep a kettlebell at work if you have enough space and train a few minutes at a time.
- Kettlebells are easy to store and don’t take a lot of room. You can also travel with kettlebells, unlike many other types of equipment.
- A kettlebell workout is safe, as long as you have guidance when first using them and choose the appropriate weight. People of all ages can use kettlebells.
- Kettlebells strengthen the core muscles and because of their off center distribution of weight, workout the stabilizer muscles. You’ll get a wider range of motion with kettlebells.
- You’ll improve functional fitness with kettlebells. While they do build muscle tissue, women don’t get big bulky muscles, but lean svelte, sexy ones.