Kettlebells differ from dumbbells by virtue of the fact that the center of mass is located away from the hand. They are an excellent tool for training multi-joint movements that develop serious strength, power and stability.
1) According to a study from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), you can even burn up 20 calories a minute, depending on how hard you’re working. That’s equivalent to (if not more than) what you might accomplish in a cardio class.
2) Kettlebell routines generally flow from one exercise to the next similar to the vinyasa flows you might see in a yoga class. If done correctly, the smooth transitions make it feel more natural for your body to perform the steps.
3) Kettlebell exercises work motor and balance skills more than traditional weights, making them one of the few tools you cannot just tune-out-and-train with (read: as opposed to trog on an eliptical).
4) Kettlebells can be incorporated into virtually any routine by the nature of their very size and versatility. We’re talking everything from strength and power routines, to HIIT, Tabata and even traditional cardio training like running.
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