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The Benefits of Kettlebells vs. Other Weights

You’ve already read about how effective kettlebells are when it comes to burning calories. Now it’s time to talk about why they krush the competition in other areas. The list below details just some of the advantages that kettlebells have over traditional gym equipment.

1. Kettlebells are a Space-Saver

Let’s face it. When it comes to taking up space, nothing beats kettlebells. Treadmills, weight-lifting benches, and ellipticals all require large amounts of space. Maybe you have a garage, basement, or spare bedroom you can dedicate to working out. Why not use that space for something else?
You might be wondering, but I need all this equipment to get different types of workouts. Well, you’re wrong! With kettlebells, you can get all sorts of different workouts.
Kettlebell workouts include:
Cardio, Full Body, Abs, Shoulders, Arms, Legs, Chest, Back

2. Kettlebells are Portable

Since kettlebells don’t take up a lot of space, they can easily be lugged around. There are even bags and other accessories you can use to help transport kettlebells. Going away for the week? Put them in the trunk of your car. If you’re working out with just one kettlebell that makes it even simpler.
We all want to look and feel great. Being motivated to workout can take some energy in itself. A real motivation killer is life itself. Going on a business trip or an extended vacation can put a real dent in your workout routine. When all of your equipment is at home, you depend on having access to it. Not so with kettlebells. You might get a chuckle or two from your hosts for being so strict. However, I’m sure they are secretly admiring your dedication.

3. Kettlebells are Better For Increasing Grip Strength

Since the handle of a kettlebell is typically thicker than a dumbbell bar, your ability to grip things because better. What is grip strength? Simply put, it is the ability apply force with your hand by pulling or suspending an object.
Aside from the thickness of a kettlebell handle, the range of motion performed while doing kettlebell exercises requires great handling. Kettlebell snatches are an example of one exercise that involves the weight moving from one side of your wrist to the other. This is another reason why it is best to start off with a light weight. You don’t want kettlebells flying out of your hand!

4. Kettlebells Have an Off-Center Balance

Unlike dumbbells, when you grip a kettlebell its’ center of gravity is approximately 6-8 inches away from your hand. Your body will need to work harder to compensate for this adjustment. Much like when picking up a box and holding it in front of you, kettlebells simulate real-life activities.
The off-center balance of a kettlebell forces your muscles to adjust to the constant shifting of the weight. During a typical kettlebell exercise, you might start with holding the weight between your legs. As you swing it upwards, that weight will shift, especially if it is flipped to the backside of your wrist.
I hope that this guide has been an eye-opener for you. Losing weight and sticking to a workout regimen is a difficult challenge. I truly believe that kettlebells can give you the best results in a short amount of time. Like any workout program, you do have to remain consistent. If you are serious about losing weight, see if a friend or a loved one would be interested in participating with you. Having a support system is a great ally for staying on track and reaching your goal.
Once you’ve purchased your kettlebell set, take a look at the kettlebell exercises we have listed. They’re great for any weight size and will help get you in shape!

Post time: May-20-2023