The kettlebell? Who would have thought that a cannonball with a handle would be such a phenomenal fitness tool?!
As you continuously search for something new, fun and exciting to try or incorporate into your workout/routine don’t count out this nifty piece of kit.
This fitness phenomenon has well and truly survived through the ages and has recently come back into fruition. The kettlebell is widely used for a variety of areas in the health fitness and sports world. They have been known to be incorporated in sports specific training such as Mixed Martial Arts and Special Forces provision. As well as this, they have become a firm favourite of celebrities looking to add muscle and shed fat for their latest film role. strength/endurance/flexibility/power are all by-products of kettlebell training. Who wouldn’t want to at least give the good old kettlebell a try? Generations of Siberians have had success and so could you!
A little history...
When you join the gym just take a look around and ask yourself what are these machines? Well when you get inducted you will be aware of what the machines do - their purpose/function. You will also notice fancy machines and other high tech stuff - this is a present gym in evolution. Gyms are constantly evolving, trying their best to bring more clients with more high tech machines and gizmos. So from time to time it’s always good to take a step or two back and remember that training can be simplistic. The return of the humble kettlebell has proved to be a revolution.
Prior to the eighteenth century there was speculation and confusion as to the correct origins of the kettlebell. We can look back to Soviet Russia and evidence suggests that their special forces utilised the training of kettlebells to get the advantage against their foes. They credited their amazing strength to the incorporation kettlebells into their training drills. As we look even further back we can see similar shaped weights to kettlebells existed and were used as great fitness tools. The great gladiators of the past have been drawn training with these kettlebell shaped weights. History really does document that this handy piece of kit has not only survived the test of time but has indeed evolved and flourished as a staple part of any good exercise programme.