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Kettlebell Workouts for Beginners

It wasn’t long ago that kettlebells were practically unknown, and nobody knew anything about how to train with them. These days you can find kettlebells at almost any gym in the world, and they have become an incredibly popular tool for fitness. One could argue people still don’t know how to train with kettlebells though, which is why this series of articles exists: to eliminate the mystery around how to safely and effectively start training with kettlebells. The kettlebell may seem intimidating at first glance, especially for the beginner or novice. After all, a kettlebell is basically a cannonball welded onto a thick handle that you swing around your body in a ballistic manner; it’s natural to have a bit of fear! Learning how to use a kettlebell isn’t necessarily easy, but it’s worth the time investment to get the fat-burning and muscle-building benefits that lifting kettlebells provides. Kettlebell training specifically targets the areas that most people are lacking strength and flexibility in, from spending so much time sitting at a desk: glutes, hamstrings, upper back, and core. While most often used for ballistic movements like swings, cleans and snatches, kettlebells can also be used for all the standard exercises that would typically be performed with a dumbbell. The versatility and applicability of kettlebell training make a kettlebell the perfect tool for both at-home fitness as well as group classes at a gym. Little space is needed, and an effective workout can take as little as 20 minutes and require…

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