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5 Reasons to Work Out with a Kettlebell

Kettlebells are at the heart of many FizzUp workout programs, a universal fitness tool you can use to build muscle, gain strength, burn fat and so much more!

REASON #1 TO WORK OUT WITH A KETTLEBELL: BUILD ALL THE MUSCLES IN YOUR BODY

The main reason you’d use a kettlebell is because it works your entire body. It engages several muscle groups depending on the exercise you’re doing and the size of the kettlebell. Since most kettlebell exercises involve a swinging movement, this piece of equipment significantly improves your stability and works your abs.

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REASON #2 TO WORK OUT WITH A KETTLEBELL: IMPROVE YOUR CARDIOVASCULAR ENDURANCE

Kettlebells are extremely popular and effective tools when it comes to cardio circuit training, which is an ideal way to improve your cardiovascular and muscular endurance.

Kettlebells are ideal if you want to burn more calories to lose more weight. When you combine them with a healthy and balanced diet, kettlebell workouts have the advantage of interval training for your metabolism by increasing the number of calories it burns over time.

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When you do ballistic exercises, your body is forced to engage several muscles at the same time. Once again, this boosts the number of calories you burn because more muscles are coming into play. So if you’re trying to slim down, opt for a kettlebell!

REASON #3 TO WORK OUT WITH A KETTLEBELL: REINFORCE YOUR ABS

Knowing that a kettlebell’s load is offset, you have to engage your superficial and deep abdominals with every exercise you do in order to maintain your stability and keep using a fluid motion. Some exercises have you move the load from one hand to the other when the kettlebell swings upward or when you more from side to side. This forces you to stabilize your body and engage more of your back muscles using a fuller range of motion. Your abs also actively contract to maximize and stabilize the movement.

REASON #4 TO WORK OUT WITH A KETTLEBELL: BOOST YOUR ATHLETIC SKILLS

The kettlebell is one of athletes’ favorite pieces of equipment. It works to build your strength and power through patterns of functional movements, which improve both the physical skills you use in your everyday life and during exercise. You won’t believe how much it will boost your athletic performance. With a kettlebell, you can expect to build strength, endurance, power, coordination, balance and agility.

Kettlebell exercises are more complex than traditional dumbbell exercises. They require two essential athletic skills: coordination and kinesthetic awareness. These are the keys to doing each movement correctly. You’ll build these skills in no time with enough practice.

Want to give them a shot? Check out our kettlebell programs Be Ready and Stronger!

REASON #5 TO WORK OUT WITH A KETTLEBELL: IT’S UNIVERSAL

Kettlebells are so universal that you can use them for a wide array of easy, yet effective workouts. Just start one of FizzUp’s kettlebell programs or a Single Workout that uses a kettlebell to feel its benefits anytime, anywhere. You only need one kettlebell. It’s affordable, easy to carry and you can use it for other purposes around your house or even at the office.

And those are the reasons why you should make kettlebell exercises part of your workout routine starting now! You’ll forge an evenly muscular and powerful body that can take on almost any physical demand. So what are you waiting for? Take these exercises out for a spin during your next FizzUp workout!

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