5 Great Reasons for Kettlebell Training

Kettelbells are fun!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend! The Gilroy Garlic Festival was hot and fun as per the norm, and we had a great time.

It’s going to be a really hot week, so we’re going to be taking it a little easy on the conditioning aspect of the Get{Fit} portion of our workouts. Plus, we’re de-loading on our Get{Strong} this week so we can recover a bit for our max attempts next week! It’s going to be interesting to see how things

With that in mind, we’re still going to get creative with getting our heart rates up. There’s a few great ways to go about doing that and today we’re going to talk about one of my favorites, kettlebells!

Kettlebells are a great way to develop strength, power, cardiovascular endurance and a host of other amazing benefits. The top five reasons kettlebells are awesome are as follows:

  1. Cardio is boring. Let’s just be honest. Some people find it therapeutic and that’s totally fine, more power to those folks. Don’t get me wrong, I’d rather go for a run outside than on a treadmill, but if I can get some cardio in while strength training, I’d rather do that.
  2. Functional strength. We hear that a lot, but what does that really mean? It means, in short, that it requires mobility and coordination to perform the movement. Basically, it’s something that will make you a “more functional” human being. It will help keep you off of a walker, play with your grand kids, keep being able to mow the lawn and be self-sufficient into older ages.
  3. Kettlebell swings are safe for everyone, and they tend to be easier on the body. There’s a lot of use for things like box jumps and heavy squats, sometimes (depending on the client) these movements can cause a lot of stress in the joints and on the body. Kettlebells can give you great strength gains, as well as help with mobility, without as much stress as other movements may cause some people.
  4. Combines cardio and strength training. As mentioned above, if someone can get their heart rate up while also developing muscle mass, it’s killing two birds with one stone. Get more done in less time.
  5. Great for fat loss. There’s a high metabolic cost of tossing the weight around and it is also great strength training to develop muscle. Muscle requires more energy to maintain, meaning more fat loss. It’s a whole-body movement that kicks the hormones in your body into action to stimulate more fat burning.

These are just 5 great reasons to kettlebell train. I’m not saying that we’re not going to be doing anything other than kettlebells from here on out, it’s just going to be a lot dryer in the meantime. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to learn more kettlebell movements to expand our fitness options!

Hello, old friend!

Hello, old friend!

It’s going to be a challenging week. We’ve got some great workouts planned, so be ready to get enough rest and recovery along with feeding our bodies some good food! Let’s Get Fit!

Daily Dose

Get{Gymnastics}
SL
HBP

Get{Strong}
4x7 Squat
4x12 DB Row

Get{Fit}
3 RNDs NFT:
20 KB Swings
20 Alternating
10 Goblet Squats
10 Rows L&R