Kettlebells

Kettlebells

The kettlebells allow to give a new dimension to muscle toning workout. Discover how you can innovate and improve your fitness through these curious kettlebell.

If we think of well-trained soldiers, with high physical ability and excellent athleticism, almost certainly comes to mind the Marines of the United States or the fierce Russian army. And for these professionals to have a physical form of 10 can be the difference between life and death.

It is clear that the requirements for the general population are not the same, but surely envy almost all have a well-trained body.

Indeed, looking at training programs of Russian soldiers, the fitness world adapted one of its vessels to exercise plans civilians. This is the kettlebells, also known by its origin as kettlebell, special weights that help to put in shape to almost everyone, though not military.

The kettlebells are not traditional dumbbells or weights as any to be found in the classic gym halls. Its English name already gives us a hint as’ kettle ‘means water kettle or tea … so its shape is like a teapot with, therefore, the flat base and a handle on top of the ball.

This makes the training with them is very different from the more traditional dumbbells, as his special way of grip and the fact that its center of gravity is displaced make stabilizing muscles also work.

Therefore, the use of kettlebells is presented as a discipline in which the muscle tone is much more complete and, as Leo Cavallo, certified instructor and founder of Kettlebells kettleballs Barcelona explains, has gone from being “a method of fitness and own a mere sport and fitness discipline in itself.”

How are kettlebells?

KettlebellsThe kettlebells are some tools designed to work the muscle tone of a more complete way than traditional weightlifting with dumbbells or barbells with weights.

His way of cannonball with a flat base and a handle to grab them allowed to run, in the words of Leo Cavallo, Barcelona specialist kettlebell instructor, “ballistic exercises that are dynamic movements performed continuously and much more complete than the typical weight lifting”.

Although the shape of kettlebells is fixed, they are not their weights. In this sense, we can find in specialty stores and kettlebells fitness rooms from eight to 48 kilos, so that training can be customized according to the experience level of the participant and their structure and physical fitness, as indicated by Leo Cavallo.

Indeed, this customization makes the use of kettlebells is suitable for almost everyone, although it is advisable to ask the specialist whether to this type of anaerobic exercise if you suffer any disease.

However, people who carry a pacemaker or suffering hypertension should in principle avoid such exercise and find a more suitable physical activity to keep your body in shape.

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