Are you looking for a way to pack on more muscle and get ripped faster? Start using kettlebells in your exercise program today! These exercises will not only help you build more lean muscle and improve your metabolism but will also enhance your balance and stability. Kettlebells workouts are considered one of the most efficient and effective ways to become stronger and leaner, burn more fat, and shape the body of your dreams. These pieces of equipment are a great way to do a full body workout in half the time it would take you to perform your regular workout.
Kettlebells come in a variety of weights and sizes. The key to choosing the right kettlebells for you is to make sure it is heavy enough to challenge you without putting you at risk of an injury. Keep in mind that different exercises require a different load. Here are some suggestions to help with your selection. In case of a doubt, choose a lighter weight.
- 2-4 kilos – for women that are new to this kind of training
- 4-6 kilos – for fit women familiar with kettlebell training or men new to kettlebell training
- 6-8 kilos – for fit women who’ve tried this training or men who are familiar with it
- 10 kilos and up – for very fit people with previous kettlebell experience
How to Use Kettlebells in Your Workouts
There are various ways to add kettlebells to your exercise program. Here a few examples:
- As a supplement to your workouts – add some basic kettlebell exercises at the beginning or at the end of your strength or cardio workout to get a little more out of your current routine.
- As part of your workouts – consider doing a clean, push-and-press as part of your shoulder routine or a swing before moving to a heavy squat work.
- As a cross-training workout – kettlebell training can be a great active rest from your typical routine. Put together a simple series of exercises such as high pulls, alternating swings, squats, deadlifts, and rows. This will give you a full body routine that works your body differently than your other workouts.
- As your only workout – although kettlebells can’t substitute the typical cardio an strength exercises, if you want to avoid them, kettlebells can be the motivation you need to exercise more often.