Kettlebells are an emerging trend and every one’s trying to get their hands on a Kettlebell, and a good Kettlebell workout. Unfortunately, if you’re not careful, you can hurt yourself.
For one thing, Kettlebells are heavy. A 35lb Kettlebell feels heavier than a 35lbs Dumbbell. This is because all that weight is concentrated in on location.
It’s essentially a big chunk of iron with a thick handle. Very difficult to handle. But that’s what makes it so wonderful! This difficulty forces your body to work harder, and hence, get better results!
Check out this Turbulence Training workout to get an idea of what a Kettlebell workout looks like:
That’s a pretty intense workout. There are easier workouts as well. Craig Ballantyne has created the Kettlebell Fat Loss program for people who are new to Kettlebells.
Actually, he didn’t create the program. His protege, and the first Certified Turbulence Training Trainer Chris Lopez put this workout together. The program is actually a combination of Kettlebell and Bodyweight movements.
This program will show you the basic Kettlebell exercises, and use some advanced programming to basically kick your butt. It features typical Turbulence Training supersets along with some new tricks.
And for those that do not own a Kettlebell, you can easily substitute Dumbbells with the Kettlebell. This would be a good way for you to get used to typical Kettlebell movements.
I personally practiced all the unique movements such as windmills, snatches, swings, cleans, and turkish get ups with a dumbbell before I started training with a Kettlebell.