3 Incredible Benefits of Kettlebell Exercises

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Kettlebell is one of the most popular pieces of gym equipment, and there’s a reason why fitness lovers enjoy it so much. If you still haven’t incorporated it into your workouts, here’s a couple of reasons why you should.

Full-Body Workout

The list of exercises you can do with a kettlebell is pretty long, but most of them have one thing in common. They’ll give you an amazing, full-body workout because they activate several muscle groups at the same time.

Great Cardio

Most people who do kettlebell exercises want to strengthen their muscles, but this is not their only benefit. They’re also a great cardio workout, which can be completed quickly because you don’t have to switch their weight to get great results.

Home Training

Kettlebell exercises are a perfect fit for anyone who can’t afford a gym membership. If you think that a kettlebell is too pricy, you can use one of many creative DIY alternatives, such as a jug of milk of laundry detergent since they have a similar shape.

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Bent Press ⁣ ⁣ The bent press is a complex, old-time strongman exercise that takes a lot of practice and discipline to master, but it is an incredible way to develop your overhead pressing strength. Before anyone even begins to attempt this movement, it is important that you have a couple boxes checked off so that you can perform this exercise as safely and effectively as possible. ⁣ ⁣ ✅ Proper Shoulder Mobility ⁣ ✅ Proper T-Spine Mobility ⁣ ✅ Proper Shoulder Stability⁣ ✅ Strong Windmill Mechanics ⁣ ✅ Strong Get Up⁣ ⁣ These are the major areas that I tend to focus on when gearing someone up to perform the bent press. Once I feel like someone has met these criteria then we start working into the bent press. ⁣ ⁣ A place that I like to begin when coaching this beast of an exercise is this modified bent press. First, clean a kettlebell with your right arm into the rack position. Then, lunge back and get yourself into a half kneeling position like you would in the get up, but keep the bell in the rack position and not overhead like a normal get up. From there, place your left hand, knee, and foot in a straight line on the ground. Once you are in this position, begin hinging your right hip to the right. As you begin to hinge, start bending your left elbow to the ground while simultaneously straightening out your right arm. ⁣ ⁣ What you are doing here is simulating getting under the kettlebell during the bent press. When we bent press, we are more focused on getting under the bell, rather than pressing the bell. This drill will get your body comfortable with moving under the bell so that you can effectively perform the exercise. Practice this a few times without weight and when you feel confident in your ability to do it, start off light and then work your way up. ⁣ ⁣ The bent press is a great way to develop overhead strength but it’s important to work on each segment of the exercise so that you can get the most out of it. ⁣ ⁣ Happy Hump Day!💪🏽

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