There are several benefits to working out with kettlebells. Many people favor it for its easy transport. Others prefer it because it is a full body exercise all at the same time. You found this article because you are probably interested in losing fat or building lean muscle. Maybe you want to do both at the same time. The kettlebell is ideal for that. As if those reasons are not enough to start working out with a kettlebell, here are a several additional benefits of the practice of kettlebell training.
Firstly, kettlebells are perfect for exercising at home. This is one of the greatest aspects of this unique kind of working out because you do not have to go to the gym to get fit. Working out at home gives you freedom from gym membership costs. Also, you save a lot of time and money because you do not have to travel every time you want to have a exercise session. Even if you just have twenty minutes before work, you can get right to it without having to wait.
But the most frustrating thing by far about going to the gym is not the membership fees and the time it takes to get there. The worst part of going to the gym is dealing with the other people there. You get on a machine and start to use it at the lowest setting, or with the least amount of weight, and after a couple seconds you start to feel the burn. Yep, you begin to feel pretty good about your workout. That is, until you look to each side and see the people on either side of you. On the right is a totally ripped up bodybuilder, and to your left is a slender and fit model.
It is sometimes hard to feel like you fit in at a gym. Working out in your own home is the perfect remedy for the typical person trying to get in shape. You can avoid the observing eyes of others and concentrate on your training without feeling watched. Also, you will not be required to wait for someone else to finish before you can use a machine.
The second benefit of exercising with kettlebells is that they are easily transportable. You can bring them almost anywhere. I love working out outdoors on a beautiful day day. Sometimes I will even bring my kettlebells to the park and work out with a friend.
It is also very easy to store them when you need to get them out of your way. They fit nicely in a closet. Many models can fit beneath a bed.
The 3rd excellent benefit of exercising with a kettlebell is that it provides a true core workout. One of the things sometimes overlooked or neglected when exercising out is the importance of the core and back. Whether you are sitting, standing, or lying down, most of your body weight is supported by your spine. Therefore, it is important to strengthen your core. The core is made up of of the back, sides, and front of the torso. Having a strengthened one will not only make you look more slim and more fit, but it will prevent injury. Also, it will eliminate and prevent back pain and help you feel better at all times.
Be sure to check out part two of this article to see 4 more benefits of training with kettlebells.