Kettlebells are a convenient way to work out and are also very versatile as well. Kettle bell workouts can be done almost anywhere and can save you time as they can be intense requiring less time to get a bigger impact on burning calories.
Here are some benefits of Kettlebell Workouts:
Improving Your Functional Movement
By improving your functional movement it will help you to perform your daily activities with more ease. This could be such things as carrying a heavy grocery bag, lifting a gallon of milk, or carrying a heavy luggage bag.
Activate More Muscles
Kettle bell workouts avoid ‘cheating’ movements that rely on momentum, since using the kettlebell for a workout requires control of your muscles. By doing kettlebell workouts you will be able to activate both your stabiliser muscles (such as your abs) as well as your main muscles (such as your legs and butt).
Burn Fat Faster
According to the American Council on Exercise an average person can burn 400 calories within 20 minutes by doing kettle bell exercises. This will help burn through your stored fat a lot quicker than other exercises.
Improve Your Strength
Kettlebell swings will improve your strength throughout your legs, butt and arms.
Improve Your Posture
Since your body is utilizing so many muscle groups at once while lifting a kettlebell, it means your abdominals must be activated to stabilize all movements in your body. By performing kettlebell workouts with proper form you will be able to improve your posture as a result.
If you want to get started doing kettle bell workouts, here are some kettlebell exercises to get you started:
These are good for correcting your posture and helps you firm your butt. They also help work your leg muscles.
Turkish Get Up
The turkish get up is one of the best functional exercises you can do since it works all of the muscles in your body in order to complete it.
The kettlebell squat will target your glutes and help develop your leg strength.
The kettlebell windmill will improve your stability, mobility and strength of your body. It will work your core, shoulders, hamstrings and glutes.
Kettlebell Squat and Swing
This is a classic kettlebell exercise and will help develop your back and shoulders as well as your midsection.
As we’ve learned there are many benefits to kettlebell workouts including improving functional movement, activating your muscles, burning fat faster, improving your strength and improving your posture. You also learned a number of exercises you can do with a kettlebell that will help you lose weight.