Burn fat, sculpt muscles, and strengthen your core with this centuries-old training tool: the kettlebell.
The girya (Russian for kettlebell) has been used for hundreds of years to build strength, flexibilty, and power. A kettlebell resembles a cannonball with a handle and was once measured in poods (refererring to kilograms) ranging from 10 to 175 lb. Talk about strength!
Although kettlebells originated in Russia in the late 1600s, they are now hugely popular all over the world, including in the United States. The benefits of kettlebells include shedding fat, sculpting muscles, and increasing power with traditional, time-tested power movements such as squats and swings. However, if you have a weak core or back problems, such moves can be dangerous.
Your trainer can show you many differnet ways to incorporate this amazing tool into your workouts! Triceps extenstions to tone the back of the arms and overhead presses for the back, shoulders, and arms are just a couple of ways to use this versatile tool.
Kettlebells can help you get in shape and stay in shape, and they are a ball of fun–literally!
Instructor Tip by Sandra Ferrerio, who trains and teaches at Lucille Roberts in Yonkers.