World Champion Kettlebell Athlete Lorna Kleidman Comments on the Benefits of Using Kettlebells to Improve Core Muscle Strength

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After a recent article commenting on the kettlebells fad finds that they provide an effective core workout, Lorna Kleidman responds, recommending kettlebell exercises for general core workouts and toning, as well as for athletes training for a specific sport.

On February 21, fitness expert Lorna Kleidman responds to an article about the benefits of using kettlebells to get in shape.

A recent article on says that kettlebells are easy to use, and even a totally out-of-shape beginner needs very little technical skill to use them. Moreover, reports the article, they are being hailed by fitness experts as fantastic all-in-one workout solutions: “a single pair of kettlebells can provide a full-body workout. Dead lifts, overhead lifts, clean and jerks and snatches - they’re all possible.”

“Kettlebells, those squatty steel or cast iron weights topped with a loop-shaped handle, are popping up [in gyms all over]. Experts say the old-school weightlifting tools, developed in Russia in the 1700s, can boost cardiovascular fitness, increase flexibility and build strength without adding bulk.”

Developing core strength is a key element to any workout routine, says the article, since all of the body's strength comes from the core muscles. This is exactly what you need to stay in shape and keep your body strong without bulking up, according to the article – and this is exactly where most of the power is focused when using kettlebells.

Lorna Kleidman, fitness trainer and kettlebell World Champion, issues a comment responding to the article, agreeing that kettlebells are great fitness tools because they're fun – and they work. “The fact that kettlebells are so easy to use is definitely part of what attracts so many people (trainers as well as students) to the sport,” says Kleidman. “Personally, I just think they’re so much fun.”

Kleidman adds that kettlebells are also useful to people who are training for a specific sport, since trainers can supplement the core workout by developing targeted kettlebell regimens that focus on specific muscle groups.

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 innovative 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.

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