Best Home Exercise Equipment: Can they really replace a gym membership?
Short answer ... yes.
But let me explain a little more.
Kettlebells, unlike other pieces of home exercise equipment, can be used for cardio, strength and flexibility based workouts.
And, not only that, they can work every part of your body.
In fact, most kettlebell exercises are whole body movements. Making them a really efficient way to train. Your body becomes a fat burning furnace.
Cardio, strength, flexibility and efficiency. All in one lovely cannon ball shaped weight.
Are you starting to see why I love them so much?
The Best Home Exercise Equipment : Combining Workouts
Kettlebells are weights, so what makes them so different to dumbbells?
That would be the handle.
The handle means there are lots of exercises that can be done easier. And easier means they can be done faster.
You combine a series of different exercises into a circuit meaning you don't have to put the bell down. More time with the weight in hand is more time under load and that means more calories burned.
More time with weight in hand = more calories burned
Swings, cleans, snatches, presses, squats, lunges all get your heart rate up and your lungs crying out for air.
Done with a single bell you'll also be using stabilizer muscles in your core as the off centre weight tries to pull you over. Use two bells and, well, it'll be harder.
For more of a strength based workout increase the weight, drop the speed and the reps. Although even then you will still get out of breath. Believe me.