This Single Piece of Equipment is Redefining Home Fitness
For so many years, TV infomercials and back page ads in fitness magazines have been advertising the ‘one’ piece of equipment you need to get in shape.
And for so many years, each those pieces of equipment have failed to provide users with long-lasting results despite being only “four low payments of $99.99!”
But times are changing and the science around human fitness is improving. With great resources like YouTube, there is at least one amazing piece of equipment that has dramatically transformed the way home workouts are done.
The kettlebell is perhaps the most unglamorous piece of gym equipment you’ll ever lay your eyes on…but guess what it works!
There are literally thousands of popular videos on YouTube and hundreds of pages on Facebook dedicated solely to home workouts using the kettlebell.
And the best part about the kettlebell: you can do all these exercises from your living room, garage or, if it’s a nice day, the local park.
Using the Kettlebell
The greatest aspect of the kettlebell is its diversity. You can do simple movements like a squat and move all the way up to harder movements like the advanced-windmill. And don’t let yourself be fooled: heavier is certainly not always better when it comes to the kettlebell. The kettlebell is great because no matter the weight, its effectiveness comes down to how hard you want to work to sweat.
Once you have a good grasp of the kettlebell movements, find yourself a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) programme to follow. HIIT programmes are ideal for kettlebell users because they often require lighter weights and quicker movements – which is great if you only have one or two kettlebells; moreover, the circuits are only about 15-20 minutes, which makes them easier to fit into a busy schedule.
Quick list of the benefits of Kettlebell Exercises
“The reason for the surge in kettlebell training is that it gets back to basic training that requires functional, whole body fitness… a great way to get a whole body workout in a relatively short period of time.” – The American Council on Exercise
- Improves flexibility without holding long poses
- Combines cardio and strength training
- Always varied; never boring
- Develops functional strength
- Develops core strength
- Train everywhere and anywhere
- Works up a serious sweat