Kettlebell Weights is among the best and most flexible pieces of exercise equipment you will discover. While not nearly as well known as regular barbell and dumbbell sets, kettlebell weights are an incredibly versatile and (dare say it) enjoyable piece of workout equipment to own. The simple, yet effective design belies the fact that these weights can be adapted to a number of different exercises. For example, a person can set out to train with kettlebells for sale one day, and then switch to using dumbbells the next. Kettlebells can even be used to perform multiple exercises, such as: Kettlebell Squats – This is, perhaps, the single most versatile type of exercise out there. As the name suggests, this exercise utilizes the kettlebell handle to “squat” the bell down.
One on nit’s main advantage is that there is very little equipment necessary (apart from a kettlebell). In other words, you can perform Kettlebell Squats at your home or office without having to worry about joining a gym. The beauty of this is that you can use this to whatever fitness level you are currently at. In fact, I recently completed a 2 week program where I only worked out once per week. I was able to quickly achieve my goals because I was always able to use the bell. To this day, I still use the bell to perform squats.
Another great thing about Kettlebell Weights is that they come in many different weight packages. For example, if someone were looking to lose twenty pounds, they would want to use the Weights package dimensions to achieve this. When I first started out, I started out with Weights/ Kiloside package and I was extremely pleased with the results. I quickly lost a ton of weight and it has been one of my favorite workouts/recipes ever since. Of course, when I was trying to lose a lot of weight, I wanted to cut the calories, so I ended up using the Weight/ Kiloside package dimension as well.
Kettlebell Weights consists of two main components: the Kettlebell and the Weights. The Kettlebell is what you will be holding onto when performing these exercises. You can hold these items anywhere from two to four pounds. On the flip side, the Weights are what you will be carrying around with you when performing the exercises. These units are adjustable to accommodate both heavier and lighter weights. They are made of either heavy duty canvas or heavy duty steel.
Now that we have laid out the differences between the Kettlebell and the Weights, lets take a look at the exact same exercises performed with each. For the majority of your workout (targeting your chest and back), I recommend holding the Kettlebell between your legs, slightly bent, and your arms wrapped around the handles. Your wrists should be facing your direction while you perform the motion. When performing the swings, your arms should be locked out along with your elbows. Performing the Kettlebell or the Weights this way, will enable you to target and train most muscles groups, as opposed to the traditional dumbbell curls.
You can also perform the workout with only the Kettlebells handles, but I find this extremely hard to do! It is much easier to perform the exercise with the Kettlebells handles attached to the bottom of the bell. Simply lock your wrist into place and then swing your arm, straight up and down the bell. This exercise will train your forearms, biceps, triceps, forearms, and shoulder muscles.
Finally, there are some cons and pros that I would like to discuss. One thing that I noticed right off the bat was the Kettlebells feel really solid. While it might not be as strong as the dumbbells, it does feel solid and I didn’t feel any “bounce” when I performed these movements. Another pro about this is you don’t have to worry about the weight shifting around on you during the workout, which is very common with dumbbells.
Kettlebells truly are a great choice for your home gym. They are incredibly inexpensive and can be purchased just about anywhere. The Kettlebell Weights is a great alternative to dumbbell workouts or other “traditional” workouts, which are not heavy enough to train most muscle groups. I highly recommend investing in some pair of kettle bells, and I would advise picking up a book on some basic exercises so that you don’t miss out on the great training that this ancient device can provide.
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