A Kettlebell is a traditional Russian cast iron weight that looks like a cannon ball with a handle. They are viewed by many as the ultimate conditioning tool and are considered to be more functional than many forms of resistance training.
Kettlebell training can provide an intense whole body workout that combines calorie burning CV with muscle toning / strengthening resistance work!
Kettlebells can be used to develop and improve:
- Cardiovascular fitness
- Core function
- Balance & Coordination
- Strength and power
- Muscle endurance
- Sports performance
Kettlebells can improve the function of the core, since the core has to support and stabilise the trunk during Kettlebell lifts. This improvement in core function can play a significant role in preventing conditions such as lower back pain.
Many of the exercises involve strengthening groups of muscles rather than just one at a time and are great for developing whole body strength and improving motor skills for many every day activities and sports.