Going to the gym is one of the best things you can do for your body and your health. Every day more and more gyms open their doors, and some are very well equipped. But it seems that in the run after new training equipment we kind of forgot about the older yet very effective ones that can really make a difference.
For example the kettlebells which were very popular and are still used by trainers in some places, while in other places they just sit and gather dust in a corner. So why should you use them? Here are some things that you need to know.
So... does it work?
The main thing you must remember is that a kettlebell will always react to the movement of your body. If you thought it was the other way around, than you were wrong. And that's because you are the one who controls it and moves it around your body.
Why should I use a kettlebell?
There are two reasons why you should include the kettlebell swing in your training. First, it works wonders on your back and it's also great for those people who have problems in this area. While other exercises might make your back problems worst, the kettlebell will not only strengthen your lower back but will also make you feel better. The second reason is that exercising with this type of equipment is safe, as long as you use it properly, of course.
To learn how to use a kettlebell, we suggest you watch this video:
When choosing a kettelbell make sure it's not to heavy for you. If you are a beginner, a 35 pounds one is good for men and 18 pounds is good for women.
Swing and burn
When it comes to the kettlebell swing the trainers are using the term of "explosion". This explosion takes place when you snap your hips from stretch to the back swing, and along side with your hands they will create a large amount of power that will make the kettlebell explode outward. This large amount of power will help you exercise more and so, you will loose more calories. So what are you waiting for?