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Why Kettlebells?

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Beginner? Intermediate? Advanced athlete? All can benefit from kettlebell training. Continue reading to see our top 10 benefits of kettlebell training...

  1. Power output

Increased power output is something many athletes seek, but many times the average person training for general health and well-being neglect it. Power is defined as proportional speed at which you can apply this maximal force. The effects of building more power will improve maximal strength, increase athleticism, and improve overall conditioning.

  1. Changing center of gravity

Training with kettlebells challenges the body to react to a constantly changing center of gravity. Kettlebells are designed to have their center of gravity lie about 6-8 inches outside of the grip. They are designed this way to mimic the the forces you will encounter during sports and daily activities.

  1. Grip strength

Do you need a way to increase your forearm and grip strength? Kettlebells can help you do just that. Due to the handle being thicker than a general dumbell or barbell you must work harder to hold onto the kettlebell as it moves throughout space.

  1. Enjoyable, never boring

The workouts are constantly changing. With many different skills to master the kettlebell can be used for an abundance of different movements and exercises.

  1. Cardio

Cardio without the treadmill? Count me in!

Kettlebell movements challenge more muscles for a total body cardiovascular adaptation.

  1. Conditioning without stress on joints

Instead of running on the treadmill, try some kettlebell swings. It is well known that whole body movements strengthen the tendons and ligaments, making the joints tougher and less-susceptible to injury.

  1. Core strength

Training with kettlebells require you to engage the core on every lift. Kettlebells are known for strengthening the abs and back like no other exercise.

  1. Better posture

Kettlebell movements strengthen the entire posterior chain which in turn helps straighten up posture!

  1. Increased coordination

Kettlebells help train your body to move as a unit.

  1. Train anywhere

Due to their compact design you can take kettlebells anywhere. You can lose weight, build muscle and improve sport performance all with one simple tool! Did you know that a set of kettlebells sometimes travels on Air Force One?


Want to learn more? Stop by AXIS and speak with a trainer to get started honing you kettlebell skills!

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