If you’ve heard of kettlebells and wondered what all the fuss is about then your in for a treat. Kettlebells are by far on of the best forms of “whole-body” exercise available.
Without doubt I believe that kettlebell training is one of the best ways to lose weight quickly and safely, whilst making your body strong, toned, and more importantly functional.
No other exercise system develops muscular endurance, strength, cardiovascular system and power all in one modality.
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What is a kettlebell?
As with all of the best fitness workouts simpler is better and kettlebells don’t get much simpler.
Described as a canon ball with a handle, that’s pretty much what they are.
Is it easy to learn how to use kettlebells?
It’s a lot more technical than a lot of people realise. The problem is they look really simple. A limp of iron and a handle what’s the problem? it’s easier to put into context when you think about swinging a dumbbell around.
What is a good kettlebell weight for beginners?
It is a good idea to choose a lighter weight while you are learning movements and technique. But what’s the best weight kettlebell to start with? It is beneficial to use as heavier weight as soon as possible before technique fails, for the reps you are looking to achieve.
As you progress you can buy additional kettlebells and use the lighter ones for more demanding exercises.
How does a kettlebell change your body?
Because the kettlebell uses lots of different muscle groups all at once then the rate of progression can be quite rapid. Due to the intensity of some exercises fat burn is a guarantee. You can develop strength depending on the weight you choose and flexibility with the range of movement.
How do you use a kettlebell?
Carefully! It is recommended that you follow a beginner program to learn the basics before increasing the weight.
A lot of guides will tell you that you should be using a 12 or 16kg. These can be big weights for people new to strength work.
There is nothing to be ashamed about using a lighter weight whilst you learn the basics.
Different Types Of Kettlebells
One of the main differences is with competition bells as opposed to regular fitness bells. As you will see in the image below all of the kettlebells are the same size. It’s only the weight that changes.
Competition bells are a standard size and circumference, this is to ensure a level playing field in competitions. The handles are also quite smooth.
Regular fitness kettlebells can be found with a variety of bell, handle and horn size. The We’r Sports are a popular design, the handels are standard width.
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In the UK the largest kettlebell association is the English Kettlebell association. governing all aspects of English kettlebell competition they are the go to organisation for anyone looking to compete in kettlebells.