Start Kettlebell Training with the Right Weight

*Dec 03 - 00:05*Desk emailKettlebells continue to gain popularity in the gym and at home and have surpassed the “fad” stage.

The reasoning is easy to figure out…people are reverting back to basic training, the kind that requires functional, whole body fitness. Kettlebell workouts engage multiple muscle groups at once. They really are the perfect option for getting a whole body workout in a short amount of time.

When you lift and control a Kettlebell, you force your entire body, especially the core muscles to contract as a group which in turn builds both strength and stability at the same time. [Read more…]

Kettlebell Rage

kettlebell trainingIt wasn’t that long ago that kettlebell training was only for the few in the “know” trainers. But times have changed and kettlebell training has soared as it has reached mainstream population.

So, why has kettlebell training become so popular? The reason is that kettlebell training brings us back to basic training requiring functional, whole body fitness.

Because lifting and controlling a kettlebell forces the entire body and specifically the core muscles to contract as a group, it builds strength and stability at the same time. The weight of a kettlebell rests a few inches below its handle making it difficult to control. Everything from your core strength to your grip must be incorporated in the movement. [Read more…]

Kettlebells, The Unique Fitness Tool Are All The Rage – And For Good Reason

I285x285_Kettlebell_1af barbells and dumbbells are doing their job and getting you stronger but you are struggling a bit with motivation, it may be time to add a new player to your strength training routine, something you’ve most likely not tried but has proven to offer the same benefits. This unique set of strength training tools is called Kettlebells.

The use of Kettlebell’s can be traced all the way back to Ancient Greece where they were used by athletes for strength training and performance. Eventually they made their way into the Russian culture where they were used in contests by workers to see who was stronger. This game slowly progressed into informal systems of strength training developed by Russian strongmen. [Read more…]