Are you new to the exercising world? Are you looking for a reasonably priced piece of exercise equipment that still has the capability to produce desirable results? If your new year’s resolution is to get more in shape this year, perhaps you should look into buying a set of kettlebells. Below are just a few common questions people have about kettlebells.
1. What The Heck Is A Kettlebell?
Much likes many dumbbells, kettlebells are often made out of cast iron and are used as free weights in some exercise programs today. They are generally the shape of a cannonball and have a handle on the top for easy gripping. Originally, the handle was made of the same material as the kettlebell itself, but some kettlebells today have rubber handles for the user to get an even better grip on the exercise equipment. Believe it or not, kettlebells date all the way back to Russia in the 1700s and were adopted a few centuries later by the country’s military for training purposes.
2. Who Can Exercise With Kettlebells?
Just about anybody can exercise with kettlebells. They’re fairly heavy, so if you have back or shoulder problems, you should probably stay away from kettlebells and stick to exercise equipment like treadmills to help your body get back into shape. Like most exercises, kettlebell workouts benefit both men and women, but it is extremely important that you receive instruction from a professional and get permission from your family physician before you start your kettlebell workout.
3. What Can Kettlebell Workouts Do For My Body?
Introducing kettlebells to your workout routine will most certainly benefit your body in more ways than one. Like most exercise workouts that utilize free weights of any kind, kettlebell workouts make your entire body work to achieve the end results. This is because since kettlebells are free weights, there is no support for your body like there would be if you were using exercise machinery with seats or handlebars.
Using kettlebells in your workout will help you lose weight faster because more of your muscles are working harder at a faster rate, so don’t overdo it. You don’t want to overwork your body to the point of complete physical exhaustion. Also, be sure to drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
Kettlebell workouts help increase upper body strength, as even though your whole body is put to work, your upper body does most of the work. Mostly your arms and torso. Working out with kettlebells also helps increase your muscle mass and improve your mobility
So, if your new year’s resolution is to exercise more and eat junk food less to drop a few pounds, I highly suggest working with kettlebells. As noted earlier, be sure to consult your physician and a professional trainer or instructor before you begin any intense workout to make sure it is safe and suitable for your individual needs. Push away the pounds and become a new you for the new year by exercising with kettlebells just a few days a week and watch the transformation.