According to Chris Lopez, creator of the Turbulence Training Kettlebell Revolution System, Kettlebells are great for everyday people who wants an effective workout.
But they’re also great for women. Women using Kettlebells would develop a sexy lean, look. They would get a dancers body, as opposed to an overly muscular physique.
Chris Lopez says that Kettlebell Training works a lot on the posterior chain, which includes the hamstrings, glutes, lower back & abs. This is good for women, since women tend to train their quads too much.
In women, the angle of the femur (leg bone) relative to their hips is more extreme then men. This forces them to use their quads more in lower body movements.
Using KB Movements such as swings, high pulls, and snatches helps them train their often neglected glutes and hamstrings, allowing them to create balance and healthier knees.
According to Chris Lopez, men and women both spend too much time sitting down. Hence, the Kettlebell will train and loosen the muscle groups we use least often.
Another very important benefit of Kettlebell Training for Women is that they are very versatile and can be taken anywhere and everywhere. You can get a great workout using just one Kettlebell.
If you were to rely only on Dumbbells, then you’d need an entire set of dumbbells to get an effective workout. With Kettlebells, one weight level can last your for months.
There are two reasons why Kettlebells are superior to Dumbbells: 1) the way the weight is distributed. Because all the weight is in one, large location, as opposed to being even distributed as in a Dumbbell, all the muscles in your body are called into action to control the Kettlebell.
And when you engage more muscle fibers at once, you boost your metabolic rate, and release more growth hormone. Growth hormone has been linked to both increases in lean muscle mass and fat loss.
The second reason why Kettlebells are superior to Dumbbells is because Kettlebells have a thicker handle. Once again, a thicker handle is more difficult to handle than a dumbbell, making it more effective.
Chris Lopez recommends starting off with an 8kg weight for women. That’s 17.6 lbs. Here’s a sample routine you can try today:
Complete the following circuit 3-5 times:
- Kettlebell (Goblet) Squat x10
- Kb Row x 12 per arm
- KB Goblet Lunges x10 per leg
- 1-Arm Military Press x10 per arm
- 2-Arm KB Swings x20 per arm
- Rest 60-90 seconds and repeat
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