Using kettlebells during your workout is a great way to burn calories and build your core strength. As more people around Old Town Alexandria, VA begin to see how great kettlebell workouts really are, it is important to know how to use them safely. All though kettlebells can be a great tool, like most workout equipment, they can cause damage and injury if used improperly.
There are many different kettlebell workouts that will safely harness the power of your core muscle groups for maximum effectiveness. During a kettlebell workout it is important to remember that kettlebells are meant to be swung continuously, in other words – there is no rest at the beginning or end of the movement. They use the motion of multiple muscle groups working together to provide an extremely effective workout. A kettlebell should not be used to train an isolated muscle group, in fact the more the merrier. One good beginner exercise is the kettlebell swing. To perform this exercise properly, spread your feet apart and reach down and grab the kettlebell with both hands. Then lean back and swing the kettlebell up in front of you.
The kettlebell swing is a good starting point for the beginner interested in kettlebell workouts around Old Town Alexandria, VA and can be paired with many different exercises to add some core calorie burning to your workout plan. Eventually you can move up to more challenging workouts as you become stronger. When the time comes, you may want to look into doing sets of kettlebell twists and thrusters as well.
For more information on kettlebell workouts and how we can help you, give us a call. We are a local gym in Old Town Alexandria and we look forward to helping you reach your peak level of fitness. We will take the time to meet with you and schedule a plan suited to match your needs perfectly. We have helped many learn the art of using kettlebells properly, we look forward to helping you next.