Made from high quality steel or iron a portable kettlebell is a round ball shaped weight which is flat on the bottom with a curved handle on top. These can be used in small places to work out all the muscles of the body to help burn fat, build up stamina and increase strength.
The kettle bell has slowly gained popularity since working out with it is very simple and it requires small area. Many people living in small spaces who don’t have time to go to the gym find the kettle bell work out just perfect.
Kettle bells are available in various types and sizes including classic kettle bell, Pro Grade Kettle bells and Power Clubs. Power clubs are used for sports, general fitness and handgrip specialist training, they also enhance wrist strength, endurance, flexibility and grip.
It is the best exercise equipment for athletic training of boxers, kick boxers, football stars, weightlifters, army people etc. as it can be used for total body fitness. You can do a variety of things with the kettle bell, so you do not need any other gadget, like dumbbells, spinning bikes, treadmills or rowing machines.
Numerous exercises can be done with the kettle bell, but the most important and core exercise is the kettle bell swing. In this exercise you swing the kettle bell up between the legs until it reaches chest height. You have to use the strength in your hips to get it as high as possible and then your shoulders to push it down. This can be repeated as many times as required.
There are several other exercises that work all the muscles in the body. It is very easy to do presses, squats, pulls and working out your abs, legs, arms, buttocks and back for a complete body workout. You can even get the benefits of a bike or a treadmill by working out on a kettle bell without the space constrain.
Since the center of gravity is several inches below the handle, kettle bells are more difficult to work with. It requires the core muscles to be engaged to a greater degree. You need an extra effort to hold the thick handles so your grip strength increases with each exercise.
The kettle bell is really good for strengthening the back and spine. Anaerobic and aerobic exercises are included in a single workout. To build and develop lean muscle mass elaborate exercise machines are not needed. You improve your resistance and cardiovascular health by using different movements with kettle bells.
You can develop large muscle groups at the same time and provide total body conditioning. A few movements involve several muscle groups so you do not need to devote several hours daily. Also it improves metabolism and mobilization of body fats so you can burn about 1200 calories per hour.
Kettle bell training is economical and perfect for budget-conscious individuals and it provides many advantages over standard training methods. For inexpensive, simple, and effective way to achieve a magnificent body and overall health kettlebell training is just right.