5 Reasons to Lift Kettlebells
According to a recent study on kettlebell training conducted by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), kettlebell lifting can burn up to 20 calories per minute. Anyone who needs to shed a few pounds will appreciate the effect of kettlebell lifting, as it's more calorically demanding than running.
2. Enjoy Quick Workouts
Without exaggeration, typical kettlebell fitness workouts can take as little as twenty minutes, including warm up. With proper technique high levels of intensity can be generated without risk of injury, with a minimal investment in time. For those gym rats who enjoy somewhat longer, more arduous workouts, there is kettlebell sport training.
3. Build Strength Without Size
The high repetition, ballistic movement patterns of kettlebell lifting builds android-level strength and endurance without excessive hypertrophy of muscle tissue. Muscle, bone, ligament, tendon acclimation translates into denser tissue, literally transforming the body from the inside out. The result is long, lean, muscle with a full range of motion, explosive strength, and endless endurance.
4. Develop Superior Heart Health
Every set is a cardio-respiratory workout. This ultimately translates into a lower resting heart rate and blood pressure. The kettlebell lifter's heart gets more efficient at pumping blood with each beat, riding the edge of aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. This truly is running with weights.
5. Get Real Results Without Injury
Thousands of Russian athletes, performing millions of repetitions, have perfected kettlebell lifting to an art form. Seeking out a coach or trainer who utilizes this proven system is a vital step in the process of learning to lift kettlebells properly, and getting real results without incurring injury.
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Posted by Mike Stefano at February 10, 2011