Friday Fitness: Five reasons why I added Kettlebells to my workout

Kettlebells are the cannonball-shaped workout tools that most people try to avoid at the gym. Maybe it’s because most don’t even know how to use. What a pity that it, because it’s a great little weight that will give you a leaner, tighter figure without spending much time.

In fact, here are five reasons why you should make kettlebell training part of your workout routine.KETTLE

You won’t get a body builder body

Some women worry about weights making their body look like a  hulk of a bodybuilder. Not with kettlebells. Celebrities even swear by kettlebell workouts, like Jessica Biel, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston.

You’ll lose more weight in less time

Kettlebell workouts not only tighten and tone your body, they also burn a lot of calories. The same as running a 6-minute mile. When you include a kettle bell in your workout burned about 20 calories a minute.

You will get stronger

Working out with a kettlebell will make you more able to do your daily chores easier. Kettlebell workout is defined as a “functional” workout.  which means, it works your muscles in the same way as when you do everyday activities. So, next time you are lugging around a toddler or heavy purse, you will find it much easier to do.

Your posture will improve

Kettlebell workouts require one to stay engaged at a 360 degrees to stabilize each movement. Such concentration develops proper posture.  Any forward bending you do should come from your hips  rather than from an arched back.

It’s like having a whole gym

When you do a kettlebell workout, you aren’t just doing one isolated move for just  one muscle group. Instead, you’re multi-tasking your muscles. You can workout every major muscle group at the same time, which makes it a more efficient workout. Kettlebell routines also allow you to get a outstanding workout using one simple tool.