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Kettlebells as an Alternative to Dumbbells

From Russian farms, a century-old piece of exercise equipment becomes the latest fitness craze today. Kettlebells move from ancient strength training to mainstream muscle building routines.

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Kettlebells as an Alternative to Dumbbells

  1. 1. Kettlebells as an Alternative to Dumbbells QLD Kettlebells Address: 4/ 62 Didsbury st, East Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4169 Phone: 0403829629 Email: info@qldkettlebells.com
  2. 2. From Russian farms, a century-old piece of exercise equipment becomes the latest fitness craze today. Kettlebells move from ancient strength training to mainstream muscle building routines. These cannon-ball shaped iron orbs were created by the Russians during the 1700s. Kettlebells build balance, strength, endurance and flexibility. From ancient exercise rooms, this heavy exercise equipment enters the modern fitness scene. Kettlebells hit the shelves in various colours and accompanied by workout DVDs. Basic kettlebell workout As mentioned, kettlebells are cannon ball iron-shaped orbs that come in several sizes. Initially, the lightest kettlebells weigh 8lbs while the heaviest weigh at 105 lbs. Standard weight and ballistic exercises involve the following:  Dumbbell Bicep Curl  One-Arm Kettlebell Row  One-Arm Kettlebell Floor Press  One-Arm Kettlebell Swings  One-Arm Kettlebell Clean  One-Arm Kettlebell Snatch  One-Arm Kettlebell Jerk Combined with nutritive diets and numerous repetitions, kettlebell exercise can melt excess fat rapidly. The hips and the legs exert the most effort during this training.
  3. 3. To begin, one must hold the kettlebell with both hands on the handle and sink into a squat. Weight must remain between the legs. One’s arms must be loose while the chest is up. As all bodyweight is shifted into the heels, stand up from the squatted position. The kettlebell will swing out from the legs to chest height. Kettlebells as an alternative to dumbbells A number of individuals believe that dumbbells can outdo kettlebell training. After all, dumbbells can also be used for some kettlebell exercises. While this claim rings truth, kettlebells are harder to handle. Because of their thick handle, kettlebells provide vice grips faster. Kettlebells with off-centre weight works targeted muscles better with longer ranges of motion. Combat athletes also benefit from kettlebell training. The shocks from kettlebells train users to absorb shock efficiently, which is important to win combat sports such as mixed martial arts, hockey, football and wrestling. Sceptics can try the following experiment with a dumbbell: the individual must take a dumbbell and do three sets of 20 one-arm swings. After the first 20 swings with one arm, user must switch hands and do another set of 20. With a kettlebell, the exercise is harder.
  4. 4. Both pieces of equipment are effective in weight loss. But if an individual wishes to activate more muscles for faster metabolism, kettlebells are the better option. Sources: http://qldkettlebells.com.au http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/01/kettlebell-training-need-to- know_n_3948472.html http://www. bodybuilding.com/fun/mahler106.htm

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