The Kettlebell is really a kettle looking dumbbell. It’s constructed in such a way that the centre of gravity, while using it keeps changing, thereby increasing your stability and strengthening your core. The Kettlebell is in reality the least used in the gym, but it has too many benefits to be left aside.
What are they? Benefits of Kettlebell:
- Kettlebell increases endurance and muscular strength without the added bulk
- They are never boring, Kettlebell exercises are always fun and varied
- You attain flexibility without going for exercises that involve long poses
- Excellent cardio workout for those who detest the treadmill
- Functional strength training that can fit within all kinds of workout routines
- Compact enough to be used at home
Now, let’s see some Kettlebell exercises below that you can use to impress not only your fellow gym goers, but also your gym trainer.
- Kettlebell Swing
Stand with your feet apart at shoulder width and then bend your knees slightly. Hold the Kettlebell with both hands and place between your legs. Start with a forward swing action, raising the Kettlebell up to the height of your shoulder. Do this ten times per set with a 30 seconds gap between three sets.
- Goblet Squat
Hold the Kettlebell upside down, with the handle facing the floor and you holding the ball shaped part of the Kettlebell like a globe, and do 10 squats per set with a total of 3 sets.
- Kettlebell Jump Squats
With the same use of the Kettlebell as the previous point with the addition of a jump between squats, landing gently and firmly on your feet so as not to put too much pressure and hurt your knees.
- Kettlebell Halo
Hold the bottom of the Kettlebell handle at shoulder height with both arms. Now rotate the Kettlebell clockwise around your head, strengthening your shoulder. Do this ten times a set with a total of three sets.
These are few of the basic exercises you can start with the Kettlebell when you hit the gym today. Like we said, impress your trainer and teach that gym friend of yours something new.