New!! – Kettlebell Training

July 7, 2009 by  

The origin of the kettlebell has yet to be fully established. They have been used in Russia, Greece and Scotland for many years. In Russia it became a competitve sport in the late 1940’s. They are now used by the military in the US and Russia as well as many Olympic Athletes, professional sporting teams and celebritries.

Unlike a dumbbell the centre of mass is outside the handle. This means that as the kettlebell is constantly pulling away from you, the whole body has to work to maintain its stability. Kettlebell training can help to increase cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, strength and power. They utilise the posterior chain (hamstrings, gluteals and erector spinae muscles) as well as the core. As kettlebell training places such high metabolic demands on the body they can also help to reduce bodyfat levels.

If you are interested in finding out more about the amazing benefits of this particular training tool, please contact me.