One of the courses I was really looking forward to this year was the Kettlebell Trainer course which has been called off due to the Nationwide Lockdown, for now anyway. Gyms and ‘non-essential’ businesses have been closed for months and so our eating habits and levels of physical activity have been taking beatings from all angles. In preparation for the Kettlebell Trainer course I’ve been training at home with my own Kettlebells and I’d really like to share with you my thoughts and reasons why you should train with these weights.
Kettlebells have strong links to the Russian Nation and their Strength Training Athletes but today you won’t find an illegally open gym without a large array of kettlebells. They are made up of the handle, horns and bell and can be constructed from cast iron or other materials (including plastic), various colours, sizes and weights.
Why they are so popular is for various reasons including but not limited to:
- Easy transportability
- Trains muscles from angles differently to traditional weights
- Very beneficial as a cardiovascular workout
- Time efficient training
At this time where gyms are closed (and many may permanently close) it makes sense to train at home to maintain your physical health. For Men that were thinking of getting more active due to their increased inactivity due to lockdown, I suggest that if you buy one piece of equipment to aid your health and fitness goals, get a kettlebell or set of kettlebells if possible.
Kettlebells don’t come cheap (for good quality and durability) but are well worth the investment since they really are the one-piece gym. It may be very hard to find a shop selling them at the moment though because all the gym beasts have been onto the idea since early 2020 when the first lockdown hit. But for strength training in a confined place such as your bedroom or living room, it makes sense to get a set of kettlebells.
Bonus, for the fitness new blood. I’d also recommend a mat for stretching and to do your kettlebell workouts on, without denting any wooden flooring and also and abs roller because the core work also needs to be done. The kettlebell is a piece of equipment that will give you a full body workout when used safely and regularly.
If you’re convinced about the power of kettlebells and how they can fit into your life of training, give me a shout through any of my networks, to say hello or if you’d like me to design your next workout programme. Yes, I’m a Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Nutritional Adviser. If weight-loss is your goal we’d really like to hear from you. Anyway, thanks for your time and stay healthy.