With resistance training, females can burn more fat, tone up the bod and increase cardio fitness. Using kettlebells as part of your training program can achieve these benefits better than any other piece of resistance equipment.
There's no denying that kettlebells look like a tough piece of training equipment but underneath that rough exterior lays an extremely effective, versatile, challenging and most importantly fun piece of training equipment.
What are Kettlebells?
As Kettlebell expert Mike Mahler puts it, imagine a bowling ball with a thick suitcase handle on it. Now imagine this apparatus weighing anywhere from 8lbs to 88lbs and you have an idea of what a kettlebell looks like and what weights it comes in. Kettlebells are not a new invention and they have been around for hundreds of years.
5 Benefits of Kettlebells for Women
1. Speeds up the Building of Functional Strength
The unique shape and exercises make your body have to adapt to accelerating and decelerating forces you don't get in traditional weight lifting. Your core muscles, stabilizing muscles, and tendons will become stronger over time.
2. Builds Your Endurance
Various kettlebell exercises require you control a weight for many reps on end. Your endurance will improve and this will carry over into other areas of your life.
3. Flexibility and Strength
Ever seen a body builder with biceps so big that he cannot even touch his chin? He might have strength, but he can't use it. Kettlebells will improve your strength, but your range of motion will remain.
4. Lose Fat
Eating a proper diet with the proper exercise will keep you looking great.
5. Freedom to Work Out When You Want, Where You Want
Kettlebells are small and easier to store at home. They are easy to transport if you like working out in the fresh air.
One Arm Squat and Press – 10 reps per side – 3 sets
Meet the Queens – 10 reps per side - 3 sets
Figure Eights (Between the Legs) – 20 passes – 3 sets
Pass - Pass - Pass Shoot - 20 reps – 3 sets
Windmill – 10 per side – 3 sets