Kettlebell Weights, sometimes called kettlebells, is an awesome addition to any gym. While not nearly as well known as regular dumbbells or barbells, kettlebell weights can be one of the best and (dare you say it) most fun pieces of fitness equipment you will find. Used by men and women from all over the world for hundreds of years, these weights have made it’s way into many gyms, not just for cardio, but for working out the body and improving strength and muscle tone. Kettlebells were developed in Russia in the late 1890s and were first used in the Olympic Games that was held in Russia. Though they are sometimes confused with the Ancient Greek’s wrestling techniques, kettlebell weights were used for many years in different Olympic games including the Olympics and the United States Olympic team.
You can buy a kettlebell from your local sporting goods store for less than $50. Kettlebells range in weight from anywhere from four pounds to over one and a half pounds, depending on the kettlebell you get. There is a vast selection of kettlebell weights available online. You can get great deals online, too, however be sure to do your research before buying a kettlebell from an online store. Make sure the store has a good reputation, is secure, and has the correct kettlebell set for your needs.
Kettlebell sets come in two basic categories: fixed and adjustable. A fixed kettlebell set will not be able to be modified in any way. You get the exact weights, the same handle shape, the same grip, etc. An adjustable kettlebell set might have a rack or a pulley system so you can adjust the weights, but it will not be able to be customized like a fixed set can.
Kettlebell workouts can be very intense, because you can use more weight than you would with a traditional bench press or with free weights. You can literally work out for hours on end using kettlebells. If that’s not extreme, I don’t know what is! And because you control the weights, your workout is completely tailored to your specific body type. You won’t get bored because you’re not working out to ‘fit’ the shape of your muscles; you’ll always be working out hard because it works!
Once you’ve started a kettlebell workout, you’ll quickly see changes in your body. Kettlebell workouts to burn fat and build muscle. If you’ve never worked with kettlebells before, you won’t get bored because the exercises are challenging. You’ll easily be able to keep up because you have a great workout every session! If you’re a beginner, you can start with a light weight so you won’t injure yourself, but once you get more advanced, you’ll need a heavier kettlebell for your ultimate workout.
Another great reason to get a kettlebell for your home is that you can perform a variety of different exercises. You can do basic wrist curls or wrist kickbacks using your wrists and arms only. You can perform pushups by picking up the overhead. Then you can perform pullups by bending over and holding them in front of your body, palms down. You can even perform single-leg squats by stepping on the edge of a chair or lying flat on the floor, then pulling up with your legs (like a plank).
The last thing you need is to spend a ton of money on gym memberships when you could just purchase a set of kettlebells instead. Kettlebells cost about the same as dumbbells but they have more weight so they require more muscle work so they burn more calories. A single-handed kettlebell workout will target a lot more muscle than a dumbbell workout and it will be less stressful on your back because of all the extra weight.
If you want to get in shape and lose weight, then kettlebell workouts are for you. If you just need to strengthen and tone your muscles, then there are other options for you. Either way, kettlebell workouts will get you there!