Kettlebells develop all around fitness. Whether you are looking to build muscle or burn fat, get stronger or better conditioned, the answer is YES. The 5 components to physical fitness are: muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, cardio-respiratory efficiency and body composition. Kettlebell training will help you improve in all 5 of these areas. Through full range of motion pushing, pulling and squatting exercises, performed at a quick pace; there will not be a lacking aspect of fitness with kettlebell training.
Kettlebells allow for freedom of movement. They can do everything dumbbells can do plus much more. Machines and their single plane of movement do not even compare! Using a kettlebell allows you maximize the leverages of your own body mechanics.
Kettlebells are fun. If you've lifted kettlebells before you know this. You already know that kettlebells provide dozens of exercises for the full body in a dynamic, fast paced fashion; and that makes it fun.
Kettlebells are convenient. A single piece of equipment that takes up virtually no space and you can do so much with them. You should have a kettlebell sitting by the television so you can do swings during commercial breaks.
Kettlebells are efficient. This goes back to the all around fitness thing, but you don't need daily hour long sessions to get a good workout in. 20 minutes is more than enough if you're training properly.
Kettlebells are portable. No more missed workouts because you're traveling. Need a change of scenery, no problem! Take a kettlebell workout in the woods, at the beach or just step out into the backyard.
The kettlebell swing. The foundation of all kettlebell exercises. No other piece of equipment will allow you to do a swing like a kettlebell does, and no other exercise conditions your body like a swing does. As simple as it sounds, there is a lot to be said for swinging a weight in between your legs, slowing the momentum and redirecting that force in the face of gravity. Strong and flexible hamstrings, powerful hips and a resilient lower back is what you can expect from doing swings, not to mention a healthy heart with endurance that won't quit!
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