Full Body Training
Kettlebell exercises, unlike dumbbell or barbell exercises, focus on functional training for the whole body. The movements in kettlebell exercises are designed to work every muscle group in your body in conjunction, rather than individual muscles. This is functional training at its finest, priming your body for everyday tasks, decreasing the risk of injury and developing coordination.
Strength and Cardio
Kettlebell benefits include superb training for the cardiovascular and muscular systems. Kettlebell exercises develop your aerobic system, utilised in traditional cardio and your anaerobic system, utilised in weightlifting.
Incredible for Weight Loss
Ketlebell exercises are mainly performed in a HIIT (High-Intensity Training) style workout. Short bursts of intense activity followed by short rest periods burn a lot of calories during exercise periods. Because of the high intensity, your body will keep burning calories even during rest periods and for some time after the activity.
Develop Core Strength
Kettlebell exercises keep your core muscles engaged and strong. Because kettlebells have an off-centre of gravity, your body needs to work to counterbalance. This strengthens the stabiliser muscles in your body, developing excellent stability.
Combat Lower Back Pain
The most common reason for lower back pain is weak, or underdeveloped glute muscles. The glute muscles are one of the biggest muscles in the body and are active in almost all of our daily movements. When they are weak, the lower back muscles overwork themselves to compensate. Nearly all kettlebell exercises work the glutes and develop hip movement and power, taking the strain off the lower back.
Bad posture is often caused by sitting for extended periods of time, with a hunched over posture. Some of the side effects of bad posture include a painful neck and shoulders. Kettlebell exercises develop strength, stability and mobility within the neck and shoulders. They also develop spinal strength and seriously help to fix your posture and painful shoulders.