Kettlebells can easily be mistaken for a cannonball with a handle, but these cast iron balls can turn up the workout intensity. Kettlebell training is accessible and a practical workout for all members at BWW. whether your fitness level is more advanced to those looking to discover fitness for the first time. We can all benefit from this simple and effective workout addition.
Are some of the benefits that kettlebells can add to your workout as you swing, squat and lunge your way to a tighter more toned YOU.
If you are feeling stuck with your workout results, add some kettlebells, whatever your fitness level, this is a workout addition that will improve your cardio and overall strength.
PS: Don’t go too heavy, especially with the more dynamic moves such as snatches. When in doubt, start lighter and work your way up.
If you need some more convincing, here are some of the benefits you can enjoy from your kettlebell workout at BodyWorksWest.
Combining cardio and weight training
Research is finding that the combination of weight training and high-intensity cardio puts our bodies in fat-melting mode all whilst adding muscle tone which can be accomplished by using kettlebells.
Weight training increases strength and endurance in your muscles, cardio raises your metabolic rate, which means you’ll expend more calories and burn fat, combine the two? Burn more calories and burn fat, FASTER.
Traditionally if you’ve been more focused on doing weight training, adding the cardio element kettlebells bring will increase your body’s ability to get more oxygen to your muscles – which will help improve your strength workouts to help you push longer and harder, and ultimately helping you get those all-important strength gains.
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Kettlebells are the workout Lotto, as you can have an entire body work out, in a condensed amount of time, with all the gains.
For many of our members, time is a commodity that is valuable and scarce. If you want the biggest bang for, well your workout, kettlebells can be one solution to squeeze cardio, strength AND flexibility training easily into an already manic schedule.
Seriously efficient, one simple exercise, like a kettlebell swing, can work your arms, legs, glutes and entire core. Still no time for the working out?
Because of the intensity of the kettlebell workout, the duration could be quite short and still give you stellar results.
Greater fat loss
Give those unwanted fat cells the ol’ one-two-three punch in the face!
There is an extremely high metabolic expenditure of throwing the weight around of the kettlebells. Kettlebells provide a strength training workout creating dense muscle mass, which in turn burns calories from fat stores for longer, increasing your “resting” metabolism. (You can find our yours metabolic age by using the BWW boditrax measure)
These “cannonballs” is a whole-body workout comprising of complex movements and rotations that stimulates the human growth hormone that unleashes amazing fat burning results.
Why not use dumbbells or barbells?
Ever picked up a kettlebell? It has an off centred weight, by design, that requires your muscles to stabilise you and works the targeted muscles through a wider range of motion.
Isolation exercises such as those done with dumbbells and barbells do not hit those stabilizing muscles to the same degree.
Multi muscle workout – head to toe
Kettlebell training requires whole-body movement exercises.
It’s well-known that whole-body movements, typical of kettlebell exercises, are superior to machines that isolate muscles for improving muscle tone, body composition, and strength.
Kettlebells will also strengthen your tendons and ligaments, making the joints tougher and less susceptible to injury.
Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain more muscle or get a great cardio workout, kettlebell training can help you smash these goals. Ask any of our PTs to show you some great kettlebell moves.