Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 14, 2013
On February 14, Lorna Kleidman comments on an article published by Stack on the three essential kettlebell exercises people should add to their workout routine.
According to the article published by Stack, kettlebells are becoming extremely popular with athletes all over the world due to their easy use and versatility. The article said kettlebells originated in Eastern Europe as a form of weight training.
Kettlebells also have a unique design, the article said. Though it might look like a giant ball with a handle, it’s actually pretty technical. The handle feature allows users to swing the weight almost like a pendulum, which shifts pressure from your wrist and hand to your arms. When you swing kettlebells, you are using more than just arm muscles, the article said.
The article said that while most people stick to swinging kettlebells, there are more ways to incorporate these weights into your workout routine.
Lorna Kleidman, a world champion kettlebells athlete, said it’s great that people are becoming more aware of the usefulness of kettlebells in workouts. “For a long time people shied away from kettlebells because they figured dumbbells would do the same thing,” she said. “But dumbbells don’t allow you to use all the muscles in your body with just one singular movement. Swinging is so basic, yet so effective at engaging every muscle, especially the abs and glutes. You can always add more to this motion and even combine kettlebells to a yoga routine.”
The article outlined three different kettlebell exercises: the double kettlebell squat and press, the Turkish get up and the kettlebell snatch. The double kettlebell squat combines strength and power. The article said holding weight on the front side of your body helps you to squat better and improve your balance so you don’t topple over. The Turkish get up increases upper-body strength, shoulder mobility, leg strength and hip and pelvis rotation, the article said. The snatch is a combination of both previous exercises.
Kleidman said all of those exercises can be extremely valuable to people who want to gain lean muscle and lose some extra poundage. “Those exercises are really great for someone who’s familiar with working out and weight training,” Kleidman said. “However, these are a sample of kettlebell movements. There are hundreds of ways to move the bells, that’s what makes them fun and different. Kettlebells can also be used for beginners. Just take a lighter kettlebell and perform the simplest movements until you’re ready to advance..”
Lorna Kleidman is a Three-Time World Champion and World Record holder in kettlebell sport and the most decorated kettlebell athlete in the country. She developed the innovated methods used in KettleX as a way to bring the benefits of the bells to everyone in an easy to use, comprehensive and fun format. Lorna has been teaching individuals and group classes for the past six years.