Learning Kettlebells At Home – My Setup

I’m ready to really start learning how to use kettlebells.

I’m going to do that at home by myself. Before I describe my diy kettlebell training “setup”, I want to discuss the benefits of kettlebell training and why I like it so much.

Benefits of Kettlebell Training – Why You Should Be Doing It Too

The top reason for doing kettlebell training is fun. 🙂 For some reason swinging a ball of iron is fun and completely different form the usual boring gym routines.  Because kettlebell training combines both cardiovascular and strength training, it’s also very effective.

For example, it only takes me about 15 minutes of swinging my kettlebell to start huffing and puffing and sweat running down my face. In 30 minutes I get a complete full-body workout and have loads of fun in the process!

Another benefit of kettlebell training is that it’s also a superb way to increase your core strength.  (That’s a significant advantage in my eyes, because I’ve always hated doing crunches! They are B-O-R-I-N-G). The off-center design of a kettlebell requires that you constantly control and stabilize your core muscles when you move it around your body. So core training is a side effect of playing with a kettelebell.

My Kettlebell Training Setup

I bought my first kettlebells 2 years ago, but because of my knee problems they just sat in my living room gathering dust. A few months ago I tried swinging my kettlebells again and now I’m ready to get serious with them.

I’ve heard many tales of how kettlebell training has helped people to get rid of their low back or knee pain. But I know it’s also equally possible to get knee and low back problems if you don’t have a proper technique, so I decided to acquire some guides to support my home practice. [Read more…]