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Posted on October 21, 2020 by Michael Boettcher
Kettlebells – or dumbbells – have been used as “round weights” for training since the end of the 19th century. Kettlebell training is highly effective: it involves training the entire body and promotes stability, mobility, strength and coordination. At the same time the cardiovascular system is stimulated and effective fat burning is achieved. In order to achieve optimal results, we use Kettlebells as part of the personal training in our practice in addition to other modern sports equipment.
Training with Kettlebells addresses several fitness components simultaneously: strength, endurance, flexibility, speed and coordination can be trained with just one exercise.
Because most Kettlebells exercises involve complex movements that address entire muscle groups simultaneously, coordination and mobility are important components of Kettlebell training. Lighter dumbbells, which allow more repetitions, are also suitable for endurance and cardio training. Even though each exercise has a different focus – shoulders, arms, legs or back – the center of the body is trained each time.
In contrast to training with other weights, the Kettlebell has the center of gravity of the training weight outside the hand. This means that the torso-stabilizing muscles always work with it. In addition, the dynamic exercises increase the condition and stimulate fat burning. Therefore the ball weight is also suitable for training units in HIIT or TABATA style. The goal of training with the ball weight is above all to build up functional strength, explosive power and stability and to strengthen the cardiovascular system as well as tendons and ligaments.
Convince yourself of the versatility of the ball barbells in individual or group training. Call us and arrange a free trial lesson!
Yours Michael Boettcher