Clean, Swing, and Snatch – Lifting Kettlebells for Better Fitness


my pink kettlebell 🙂

It might not look much but these cannonball-like exercise implements are much more effective than any other complicated machines around today. Kettlebells have a lot of benefits to offer you in terms of fitness. Experts in Sports Medicine and Fitness all agree that kettlebells work your muscles and joints in a more harmonious way than other fitness machines. Although this metal ball is used by bodybuilders, even regular people can reap the benefits of a good kettlebell workout. Many have, in fact, shared stories about how they were able to lose weight and tone their muscles successfully with just a few minutes with their kettlebells every day.

Core Strengthening. Because the kettlebells offset your center of gravity, your core works harder to stabilize the body especially with the standing exercises. These exercises are able to work your abdominal muscles, as well as your back muscles and your obliques. The result is a flatter midsection and a nipped waistline. Since your core is made stronger, your spine is well-supported and you are less likely to develop any back injuries.

Quick Total Body Workout. An effective workout should not take several hours to complete. Kettlebell workouts are short and simple, using only one small piece of equipment that you can actually use right in your own living room – just make sure that you stay away from breakables to prevent accidents. You only need to spend thirty minutes or even less to do an entire kettlebell workout. Find out what the right moves are and how many reps and sets you have to do for best results.

Stronger and More Powerful Muscles. By varying the weight of your kettlebells, you can strengthen your muscles and develop muscle endurance. In the same way, you can also vary the speed at which you perform your exercises for different end results.

A professional fitness trainer can give you an idea of how to reach your fitness goals through this small exercise equipment. You do not even have to spend for the services of such a professional. Just go online and you will find a lot of kettlebell exercise guides. I just downloaded a few videos myself so I can try out my brand new pair of 8-lb kettlebells. ^_^

Marie Gizelle

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