You’ve seen them around the gym, the teapot looking weights lining the free weight racks, but what are they? Today, we want to dive into what is a kettlebell and give you some kettlebell workouts for beginners so that you can use this diverse equipment with confidence the next time you stop by the gym.
What is a Kettlebell?
A kettlebell is a form of free weight that is designed to allow for more reps at a faster speed. They help to target multiple muscle groups at once and are perfect for aerobic workouts, strength training, or both—which makes this equipment very diverse.
Kettlebell Exercises For Beginners
To begin your kettlebell routine squat, stand up straight with your legs about shoulder-distance apart. Hold the kettlebell with both hands on the sides of the handle. Point your toes slightly outward and hold your elbows down to your side, leaving your kettlebell close to your chest. Next, engage your core and sink into the squat position, holding your upper body upright, and squatting down until your legs are at a 90-degree angle. Be sure to push your hips back so that you are not hunching over your knees. Remember, kettlebell beginners; it doesn’t matter how fast you go in this kettlebell movement. Squat in a slow and controlled manner, and be sure to use the correct form throughout the exercise. Repeat 15 – 20 times.
If you have walked by someone using kettlebells for their workout, you have most certainly…