Over the past 10 years, Kettlebell strength training has become an increasingly popular option in American fitness routines. Even popular pro athletes and celebrities such as Jason Statham, and Sylvester Stallone have incorporated Kettlebell training into their workout regimens. Kettlebell workouts were even used to train the cast in the box office hit, 300. As you read further you will discover some interesting facts and history behind the kettlebell explosion into American workouts.
Developed by the Russians in the early seventeenth century, a traditional kettlebell is a solid cast iron ball with a handle on it. Though kettlebells can weigh up to more than 100 lbs, a male will typically use a kettlebell that weighs around 30 to 50 lbs. Female kettlebells are lighter and generally weigh about 5 to 20 pounds. Depending on the weight and quality of materials used in construction of the kettlebell, prices can vary from $30 to $150 for 1 kettlebell. You can look at dropping at least $300 for set kettlebells at most U.S. sporting good stores.
One of the greatest benefits of using a kettlebell is the ability to get a quick full body workout while incorporating cardio and strength training simultaneously. Other benefits include fast weight loss, huge endurance improvements, and body toning of nearly every muscle in the human body with one fitness tool.
Jay Cutler's workout routine consisted of kettlebell training at Elite Physiques in Las Vegas, Nevada. The successful results from training with kettlebell expert, Lisa Balash, was said to be a huge part of his Mr. Olympia comeback win in 2009.
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In conclusion, if your traditional workout routine is boring you and you're ready to spice things up in the gym, try kettlebell exercises.