Add Variety to Your Workout With Kettlebells

16 Jun

1299165789_phd_hype_-18%20(Large)[1]Kettlebells have been part of Eastern European training programs for decades.  Today, it would probably be difficult to find a gym in America without them.

And, while we haven’t gone “kettlebell crazy” at our facility, they are a user-friendly strength-training tool that provides a nice complement to traditional equipment like barbells and dumbbells.

Kettlebell training can help you build muscle, get leaner, and burn fat while improving mobility and total-body strength.

Kettlebells place greater demand on your stabilizing muscles, core, and coordination.  They are also a great tool for developing better grip strength.

We like kettlebells for explosive, total-body exercises like swings, and more traditional exercises like goblet squats.  The kettlebell swing is a great exercise as part of a dynamic warm-up, or as part of your workout.  It’s also useful for triple extension training.

The most common place to hold a kettlebell is its handle, especially for exercises like swings and snatches.  For exercises like goblet squats, hold the horns (the sides of the handle).

When using kettlebells, good technique is important.  Keep your wrists straight (don’t bend), weight on your heels, and shoulders pulled down and back (chin up, chest up).  Proper form increases your stability and allows you to generate more power, which improves performance.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

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