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Those of you who are familiar with the Gronk training style, you know we are Kettlebell Junkies and we recommend Kettlebell training for men and women pursuing virtually any fitness goal, including conditioning, muscle gain, functional strength and weight loss.
10 Great Reasons Why You Should Train With Kettlebells
1. FULL BODY MOVEMENTS
Most kettlebell exercises are whole body exercises, working your muscles the way they are designed to work, as interconnected parts of a highly efficient machine, rather than building muscle, one muscle group at a time, as if they are meant to work as isolated parts – which they are not.
2. CARDIOVASCULAR BENEFITS
Most of the primary kettlebell exercises provide an intense cardio-respiratory workout while simultaneously building whole body muscle strength, endurance, and mobility, delivering a maximum workout in 30 minutes or less. MAKE SURE YOU ARE HEALTHY ENOUGH TO ENGAGE IN HIGH-INTENSITY EXERCISE.
3. FUNCTIONAL TRAINING
Kettlebell exercises deliver functional, athletic fitness, rather than body building style muscle development. Would you rather look like a statue or move like panther?
4. PERFECT FOR EVERYONE
Kettlebell exercises are simple and relatively easy to learn. You don’t have to be an athlete to train like one. BUT, PLEASE GET SOME INSTRUCTION BEFORE YOU BEGIN.
5. AT-HOME WORKOUTS
Kettlebells are highly portable. You can use them indoors or outdoors, and you can throw one in your car and take it with you on your next driving trip. Nothing like swinging a kettlebell in your motel room or mother-in-law’s guest bedroom. Just try not to drop it, especially if there’s a chandelier hanging from the ceiling beneath you.
6. MULTI-PURPOSE TRAINING
You can get a great workout from one single kettlebell, or you can dramatically increase your exercise options by adding just one or two more of different weights. Most people will never need more than three or four.
7. BUILD CORE STRENGTH
Kettlebell exercises automatically build core and glute strength. These are the most important muscles we have for getting through life strongly and safely. They help us walk, climb, twist, and lift. Without the right exercises, they go soft. If they already have, don’t worry. You can get them back.
8. ATHLETIC LEG TRAINING
You want strong leg muscles. If you have knee, ankle, hip, or other orthopedic problems, you don’t want to make it worse by running or jumping. Kettlebell exercises can help you strengthen your leg muscles without your feet ever leaving the ground.
9. MATCHLESS VERSATILITY
If you already have some favorite exercises, you do not have to give them up. Kettlebells can replace your current exercise program or they can complement it.
10. GET YOUR MIND RIGHT
Kettlebell exercises require total focus. You will wring every minute out of your exercise program by bringing mind and body together, rather than having to use music or a T.V. to distract yourself from treadmill monotony.
Now, that we’ve established how beneficial Kettlebell Training can be, let’s dive straight into a full-blown kettlebell workout.
FULL, GRONK-APPROVED KETTLEBELL WORKOUT
- Kettlebell Sumo Squats
- Kettlebell Goblet Jacks
- Kettlebell Swings
- Kettlebell Goblet Lunge Press
- Two-Arm Kettlebell Split Jumps
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And if you need a proper form tutorial for these five exercises, do not miss out the demo video above!
And as always…Get Your Mind Right.