You either love them or you hate them.
When you are in love with kettlebells, like I am, you enjoy the multi-muscle group movements. Kettlebell workouts can be so fluid, like a dance, putting together a chain of movements that leave your heart pounding and sweat pouring. Yes, there’s some sneaky cardio component to a kettlebell workout. A great blend of aerobic and anaerobic conditioning.
If you hate kettlebells, it’s because kettlebell exercises keep you honest. Form is imperative to moves like the kettlebell swing or the kettlebell snatch otherwise you’ll be either sore or bruised the next day. This is no reason to shy away from the kettlebell. You have way too much to gain from grabbing one of these things.
You’ll get a mega -caloric burn. The American council on Exercise states that the average kettlebell workout burns 20 calories per minutes. That’s 1200 calories in just one hour. Kettlebell workouts are total body conditioning with many muscle groups working together to give you the biggest bang for the time you spend working out.
Your butt will look awesome using a kettlebell. If you’re looking for a toned back side get a kettlebell. The classic kettlebell swing works all the backside muscles like your glutes, hamstrings, and lower back.
Kettlebell workouts are great conditioning to live life to the fullest. If you are an athlete, a nature enthusiast, or just want to keep up with the kids then you need to give kettlebells a try. Kettlebell exercises are functional movements that will allow you to play hard without getting injured. During a workout, the exercises will target movements that will make getting up and down off the floor easier, as well as bending over to pick something up.
If you are interested in doing kettlebell workouts, start with a coach or take class. You can’t fake form with kettlebell exercises, or you could end up hurt. I’m not trying to scare anyone away, becasue good form is easy to learn. You’re body will memorize the correct movement pattern and you’ll be on your way to kettlebell workout craziness!!
Wild Workouts and Wellness will have a kettlebell workout series kicking off on November 7th. Email us if you are interested in more details.