Five Benefits to Kettlebell Training


When it comes to exercising you can think of a hundred reasons why you would rather be doing something else; you’re too busy, it’s so boring, the gym is too crowded. What if there was an option that eliminated all of your excuses? If you want to try a simple type of workout that is actually worth all the sweat and sore muscles, then kettlebell training is for you.

  • No Time? Make Time!: It always tends to feel like there just aren’t enough hours in a day. Between working, cooking, socializing, relaxing, and sleeping, exercising doesn’t seem to fit in. However with kettlebell training you only need five minutes for a full comprehensive workout. With a kettlebell you’ll receive a quick yet effective workout that will get your blood pumping and provide not only a cardio workout but also full body conditioning.
  • If You’re Bored, You’re Not Trying Hard Enough: One of the cons of exercising that most people can agree on is how tedious it can be to do the same repetitions over and over. The fast pacing of kettlebell training in conjunction with the endless combinations of basic drills eliminate the boredom that comes with lifting a weight over and over. With kettlebell training you can have a different workout each time you exercise as long as you use your imagination to make each training session unique.
  • The One Stop Shop of Exercising: When it comes to strength training lifting weights might come to mind, with cardio you might think of running or even those aerobic exercises from the 80’s. Doing kettlebell exercises will improve strength in your arms, shoulders, core, upper and lower back, and thighs while simultaneously improving your cardiovascular health.
  • Bring The Gym to You: The kettlebell itself is a compact, easy to store and portable exercise equipment. Meaning that you don’t have to go to a gym to do kettlebell training, you can easily workout from home, the park or even the beach. No need for an expensive gym membership when you can exercise on the go.
  • What’s a Kettlebell if Not a Grocery Bag?: The phrase ‘functional training’ gets thrown around a lot, but what does it mean and does it really apply to kettlebell training? Functional training is a type of exercise that trains your body for the same activities you do daily. When doing a kettlebell workout you work the same muscles that are used during everyday activities such as carrying a toddler, picking up a gallon of milk, or carrying a heavy bag of groceries into the house.

The benefits of training with kettlebells are numerous and seemingly endless. Overall you will feel healthier and build strength, mobility and flexibility which will help lower the risk of a sports injury. If you experience any aches or pains after kettlebell training, an orthopedic specialist can help you determine what’s wrong. Contact Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute today to request an appointment with a NJ physical therapy specialist.