Kettlebell Yoga: A New Way To Workout?
The idea of kettlebell swings is not new. However, it seems like there are many misconceptions about these exercises. So let’s clear up some things!
What Is A Kettlebell Swing?
A kettlebell swing is a high intensity exercise where you use a weight that resembles a dumb bell. You hold the handle of the kettlebell in your hands and swing it overhead or downward into your body. The kettlebell is swung from one hand to another, back and forth, side to side and even upside down. Some experts say that you can do them without any equipment at all; however, most experts recommend using resistance bands or other devices for added difficulty.
Why Do They Work Better Than Other Exercises?
There are several reasons why kettlebell swings work better than other exercises. First of all, they require less strength and technique compared to other types of workouts. Secondly, kettlebell swings have no risk of injury which makes them very safe. Finally, kettlebell swings are great for building endurance and improving flexibility. These two factors will improve your overall health and fitness level.
Why Are Kettlebell Swings So Effective?
Kettlebell swings have all the necessary components of an effective exercise. They are easy to understand and can be done anywhere without building a large amount of resistance or complicated routines. All you need is yourself, a kettlebell and a place to swing it. Other exercises require more time and focus on proper technique which can be overwhelming to some people.
Kettlebell swings also work your entire body. This reduces the number of exercises you need to do and allows you to get the most out of each workout. Kettlebell swings improve your strength, endurance and flexibility which are key components of any effective exercise routine. This is why kettlebell swings can give such great results in a short amount of time.
What Other Types Of Kettlebell Exercises Are There?
Besides the kettlebell swing, there are many other routines that use the same basic concept. These exercises are also easy to learn and can be done with very little equipment. One of the most common is the kettlebell clean and press. For this routine, you swing the kettlebell overhead and then press it over your head while standing up. This works the legs, arms, back and core muscles. You can also do the kettlebell snatch where you swing the weight overhead and then squat down and stand up quickly. Snatches are harder than cleans because they require more technique but they are both very effective exercises.
Another great exercise that uses a similar concept is the kettlebell goblet squat. For this one you hold the kettlebell by the handle and position it against your chest. Then, you squat down and stand back up. You can also do goblet step-ups, lunges and other kettlebell routines for an even more effective and challenging exercise.
What Are Some Of The Benefits?
As we have mentioned, kettlebell swings can help you get fit very quickly.
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Lift More and Perform Better Using Mental Intention by S Gam – breakingmuscle.com
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by Bret Contreras| 09/18/12 by T Kelso – breakingmuscle.com