I know you are a busy person. If you are like most of my clients you are a masterful juggler who somehow balances a fulltime desk job, a family, a commute and a bad dog. Time is not something you have a lot of. You are a no-nonsense kind of cat who wants efficiency, portability and practicality. I’ve got good news.
Kettlebells are unrivalled for their ability to get your heart pumping right out of the gates. No time wasting here! By purchasing just a single bell (I usually recommend a 35-40 pounder for an average male to start with, 20-25 pounder for a female) you clear the runway for gains in strength, mobility, endurance and fat-loss. These little suckers offer so many benefits and so few drawbacks I can’t say enough about them. The are easy to learn and tough to master which means that they offer a longer lifecycle than other pieces of equipment do(light dumbbells for example). A single kettlebell takes up next to no space in your home, can be packed in your car to be taken out for workouts in the park or on vacation, and are built to last a lifetime.
The cost to benefit ratio is too good to pass up. Another nice perk is that if you do eventually outgrow your bells they hold their value extremely well and there always seems to be a hungry re-sale market (Craigslist, Kijiji, local gym, etc). Kettlebell training focuses primarily on the often neglected posterior chain (all those muscle you can’t see in the mirror, and somehow are always achy). Got a sore back? Tight hamstrings? Rounded shoulders? Well I’ve got more good news for you. Practicing kettlebells with proper technique will target each and every one of these sad-spots and start building you up to the straight backed, Marine looking, authority figure you dream that you are. Can you say “Power Stance”? Oooooo-Raaah!
The only big criticism for kettlebell training? It won’t help you build up monstrous mass or bulk. To the peeps who want to look like superhero’s, you’ll need heavy barbell lifts, there is no way around it. If however you are looking to build a long, lean, injury free body with ironclad joints; kettlebells could be your ticket. Kettlebells come in a lot of different shapes and sizes. I recommend prograde (or competition) kettlebells over standard bells personally. Either style will give you a great workout and get the job done, I just prefer the consistent shape and dimensions that prograde kettlebells offer. A more comprehensive breakdown on the topic can be seen here Happy Fit Super Kettlebell Breakdown.
I strongly support the following vendors: Agatsu(Central)
Bells of Steel(West Coast)
Ok, so now you’re raring and ready to go. Well as luck would have it I know just the place for you. Head on over to Project Kettlebell and sign up for the amazing 91 day online training program! This is a comprehensive training program that my amazing wife and super-trainer Laser (aka Lisa of Happy Fit) have built over the past few months. It is something we are really proud of and we know that people are going to get some amazing results. Zero risk, money back guarantee. All you have to lose is weight, soreness and maybe some clothes….since they won’t fit your new kettlebell body.