Kettlebell strength is unique, because kettlebell training builds usable strength, basic strength, functional and real-world strength. After you have that, everything feels easier, such as day to day activities or being active with your children. Combining both swinging movements and lifting movements for both upper and lower body, maximises functionality. This is what we all need in live our lives, to help reduce injuries and to generally enhance our activity without things feeling hard or difficult.
Kettlebell training focuses largely on core stability, balance, coordination and functional movement. Being able to incorporate single sided work as well as double sided, is a huge bonus when it comes to balancing out a weaker side of your body. Working with your body's natural levers, makes kettlebell training extremely effective instead of trying to fit into some machinery at the gym. The movements are more natural.
The combination of ballistic and grind lifts, done in many possible ways will help you to increase over-all strength, cardiovascular ability, and stabilise/strengthen the legs, hips, lower back, abs, and shoulders. Twenty to thirty-minute workouts two or three times a week is enough to notice the benefits of kettle bell training.
Kettle bell training has indeed been around for hundreds of years, gaining popularity in the Russia Military, for being the most efficient way of getting troops into fighting shape (literally) and ready for battle.
Kettle bell training requires little space and can be done either in the gym or at home. This opens up opportunities for Mums to train at home if they have little kids and can't get to a gym. Kettle bells are portable and easy to buy these days either online or at various sports shops, Kmart or Warehouse. To start off with, you would only need two different weight options to give you enough variety to start. You can train every muscle group of the body with kettle bells, as long as you know what you're doing.
To ensure safety and effectiveness when working with kettle bells, guidance is recommended by a qualified Personal Trainer. You need to make sure you can lift and swing with the right technique. So get a plan done for you if you are unsure how to go about your training.
I would recommend incorporating one or two kettle bell exercises into your weekly workout, as a safe way of introducing kettle bell training. Once you have the basic techniques for certain lifts and swings, you can progress to more of a specific kettle bell training program with more variety and advancement.
Kettle bell training is suitable for all age groups, male/female, beginner or advanced.
Feel free to contact me if you would like a personalised Kettle Bell workout plan that suits your personal needs and abilities.