The Top 10 Benefits of Kettlebell Training

Kettlebell trainin’ is a great way to develop caveman strength and boost your overall strength and endurance. It’s also a great and accessible exercise training workout that’s perfect for everyone whether you’re a hard-core athlete lookin’ for an edge or a sedentary person tryin’ to discover fitness for the first time. Even the American Council on Exercise recognized the benefits of kettlebell training when they listed kettlebells among the top ten fitness trends for 2009:

“The reason for the surge in kettlebell training is that it gets back to basic training that requires functional, whole-body fitness… a great way to get a whole body workout in a relatively short period of time.”

So whether you’re new to the kettlebell craze or a hard-core kettlebeller, let’s take a look at some of the best reasons to pick up on this fitness trend.

  1. Serious cardio without the boredom of the hamster wheel (treadmill).
    If you’re in need of some cardio stimulation but can’t stomach the idea of another hour on the treadmill, pick up some kettlebells. Most of the time, you can get involved in a kettlebell class. This’ll help turn your workout from tedious to a great social outing!
  2. Functional strength without the monotony of isolated reps
    If reps aren’t really your thing, kettlebells might be for you. You get great strength training without the dreaded rep countdown.
  3. One compact, portable device
    No more complex exercise machines when you switch to kettlebells!
  4. Perfect for busy people
    Kettlebells is a great solution for exercisers on the go who need to squeeze cardio, strength, and flexibility training into an already overbooked schedule.
  5. Greater fat loss
    With kettlebell training, you can give fat the ol’ one-two punch. The high metabolic cost of throwing weight around combined with strength training to create dense muscle mass burns calories from fat quickly to give you all-over tone.
  6. Strengthens every muscle from head to toe
    Kettlebell training consists of whole-body movement exercises, making superior to fitness machines that target very specific muscle groups.
  7. Saves money
    Gym memberships or personal trainers can be expensive. With a single kettlebell, you have everything that you need to create a healthy, fit, and toned body.
  8. Easy to learn
    The movements are simple and you can start them right away! No matter how old or out-of-shape you are, everyone can get the hang of kettlebells.
  9. Extremely versatile
    Kettlebells can help you lose weight, build muscle, enhance sport performance, or maintain fitness level. All in one simple tool!
  10. It’s fun!
    Kettlebell exercises are simple, fun, unique, and you can take it with you anywhere!

So there ya have it, Rockheads! All ya need now is a kettlebell of your very own!

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