Saturday, November 13, 2021

Why Kettlebells (KB)?

Why Kettlebells (KB)?
o Displaced Center of Gravity - The center of gravity of the KB is six to eight inches below the center of your hand. Barbells and dumbbells center the weight with your hand. The offset of the KB makes the weight "alive" in your hand and increases the difficulty and benefit of many of the drills. KBs can do anything a dumbbell can do, even better - but not vice-versa.

o Thick Handles - Thick bar training is a proven way to increase grip strength and the difficulty of certain drills.

o Variety - The number of KB drills is only limited by your imagination and safety. One KB, two KB and combination drills provide unlimited protection from boredom.

o Trains Hip Extension - Ballistic KB drills provide an intense load to the hips and posterior chain. Very similar to the vertical leap, this "grooved" hip extension transfers to many athletic skills such as jumping, running and throwing.

o Trains Deceleration - When you "catch" the KB by "throwing" it behind you, the agonists and antagonists must co-contract to produce force reduction and deceleration of the weight. This is a skill we use daily when we change directions while walking or running.

o Balance of Tension and Relaxation - Tension is strength; relaxation is speed. An athlete must balance both to maximize skill. KB training utilizes a balance of tension and relaxation.

o Training Will Power - When the KB drills are done for high repetitions, they forge an iron will and iron body. Try a 10-minute set of snatches for proof. Enjoy the pain.

o Fun - With the ability to actually "juggle," spin, pass hand to hand and throw the KB, KB training has a fun factor and variety not found in traditional training.

o Versatile- The KB can be taken and used anywhere, provided that you have enough space. It is basically a gym in one hand and it is a total body workout!

o Burns Fat in less time! - Using the Kettlebell will help you burn around 800 cals an hour and help you burn fat in less time by the use of Peripheral Heart training (PHA). In PHA the entire body is trained in a way that no localised "pump" is achieved.

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