What Are Kettlebells?
You’ve seen them in the gym, used by everyone from the bodybuilding elite to women who are thrusting and swinging their way to a more toned, sculpted physique. And you might have even seen them in the press: Jennifer Lopez is a fan of these nifty fitness tools, and Katherine Heigl and Penelope Cruz attribute kettlebells for getting into the best shape of their lives when they film their latest movies. So what is the buzz with kettlebells? If you haven’t incorporated them into your workout, you’re missing out on a host of amazing benefits.
Created in the Scottish Highlands and popularized by Russian bodybuilders, kettlebells are round weights with a handle on top for an easier grip. Unlike dumbbells, their unique shape allows you to use a fuller range of motion when performing certain exercises, providing a versatile, fun and effective workout.
DeAnn says, “I am doing your kettlebell DVD religiously and my arms and waist are benefiting tremendously. Thank you Kathy Smith!”
First, kettlebells provide all the basic benefits of traditional strength training: improved muscle tone, stronger bones, better posture, higher metabolism, and fewer aches and pains.
But there’s more: When used properly, kettlebells engage your core throughout every movement, which not only protects you from injury, but turns every exercise into a sculpting, toning, waist whittler. And most of the movements in kettlebell training incorporate multiple muscle groups at once, targeting the arms, shoulders, abs, glutes, and legs in one workout.
And here’s the best part: The high-repetition, swinging, twisting, full-body movements used in kettlebell training combine the muscle-building benefits of strength training with the fat-burning benefits of aerobic exercise. That means you’re burning more calories in less time.
Kettlebell workouts combine the best of both worlds..
Maria from Camarillo, CA says…”…I’m loving the 15-20 minute routines in your Kettlebell Solution, it’s perfect for my crazy hectic schedule!”
Can I still get an effective workout with lighter kettlebells?
I’ve seen a lot of women shy away from this type of training because they associate kettlebells with the grunting, sweating bodybuilders they’ve seen hoisting heavy weights around the gym. But regardless of your fitness level (or age, or gender, for that matter), you can still reap the sculpting, fat-burning benefits of kettlebell training using lighter weights.
Ready to find out for yourself? Try my Kettlebell Solution today – it’s a complete toning, strengthening, stretching, weight loss, and wellness system that is unlike any workout you’ve ever tried.