Are you looking for a way to create amazing core strength? Do you want to build muscle in your body as well as train cardio at the same time? Do you want a safe way to develop strength evenly in your physique, side-to-side? You need to start incorporating kettlebell swings into your workouts, today!
If you’re sick of machines that only target one area at once, or are looking at a more effective way to approach your full body workout, training with kettlebells is the perfection solution to get you the body of your dreams. Few other pieces of equipment are as multifunctional as kettlebells or as easy to use correctly, once you know how.
Kettlebells can provide a range of benefits that no other machine can. With the correct form and technique and the right kettlebell weight for you, in just 20-minutes a day you can start toning and sculpting your body to perfection.
Why you need to start doing the kettlebell swing
These are our top reasons why you should start training with kettlebells, today!
1. Kettlebells will help you create a killer core
And a killer core is super important to athletic performance, balance, and stability. Core exercises not only help train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips, and abdomen to all work in harmony. But can improve your posture and help ward off aches and injuries in other parts of your body as well.
Are you dreaming of obtaining Britney Spears current abs (yo, girl is pure fire right now!) or Matthew McConaughey’s Magic Mike bod? Integrating kettlebell workouts into your exercise regime can take you from zero to core fitness hero in no time.
There are several kettlebell workouts aimed specifically with developing strength in your core areas like Kettlebell Swings, Kettlebell Windmills, Kettlebell Front Squats and one of our very own Hugo’s favourite, The Get-Up. Get in touch with one of our coaches to show you how.
2. Combine your strength training with your cardio
Whether you’re time poor or just secretly hate cardio like the rest of us, a strength training workout that integrates cardio at the same time ensures you get the benefits of both. It also keeps you committed to your training if you don’t have to spend hours a day on it, or force yourself to slave away at something you don’t enjoy.
There are various kettlebell exercises with intense cardio components that’ll keep your heart rate up throughout the routine so you improve your strength and your cardiovascular endurance at the same time. Our coaches will be happy to show you how to perfect your Kettlebell Swing or correctly perform a Farmers Carry to get you on your way.
3. Kettlebells allow you to train anywhere, anytime!
We love it when you come into our functional training gym and sweat out a session with us. However, we understand that we’re all leading busy lives and sometimes the only time we get to fit into a workout during the day is a quick 20-minute sesh in the park on our lunch break.
A kettlebell is perfect for just that. Once our coaches have taken you through the correct techniques and form you can easily transport a kettlebell with you anywhere you go and workout when it suits.
4. Fire up more muscles at once
One of the best benefits of working out with a kettlebell is the ability to fire up a heap of muscles at once. With a kettlebell, you can incorporate several muscle groups at the same time to work large areas of the body simultaneously. It also means you can make the most of your gym workout time rather than having to spend time on different machines, working muscles individually.
There are several kettlebell workouts that’ll do just that. Ask one of our friendly staff to show you how to do a kick ass Kettlebell circuit.
5. You’ll lose more weight in less time
Kettlebell exercises are the best for combining cardio and strength training for a time-saving burn. In fact, you can burn an amazing amount of calories during one 20-minute workout – up to 400! That’s literally the equivalent of running 1.5km in 6 minutes, holy mc’calorie burn!
Basically, a major difference between using a kettlebell and other exercises is that instead of just moving up and down, you’re going side to side and in out, like you do in real life. It’s more functional and you end up using more of your stabiliser muscles than traditional weight training, which translates into an increased calorie burn and a killer workout for your core.
6. Strengthens every muscle in the body
As discussed earlier, kettlebell training consists of whole-body movement exercises to strengthen every muscle in the body. Kettlebell exercises use compound, whole body movements that improve muscle tone, body composition, and strength of several different muscles at once. They do so far more effectively then machines that isolate muscles individually and target more areas at the same time so every muscle gets worked.
Do you want to help us create a Kettlebell workout to get the body of your dreams? Get in touch with us today and we will show you how!
View our range of functional training and kettlebell classes to find out more.