What is a kettlebell?
The kettlebell or a girya is a cast iron weight that looks like a cannon ball with a handle.The kettlebell has actually been around for centuries, hoisted by Romans and Russians alike! Kettlebells come in poods. A pood is an old Russian measure of weight which equals 16kg, or 36 pounds. Don't panic, they are available from 4kg upwards.
What makes kettlebells different?
The answer lies in the design of the kettlebell. With dumbbells and barbells the weight is evenly distributed, in effect balanced for you, whereas the weight in a kettlebell is displaced, causing a constant pull so that you need to counter balance, thus placing the whole neuromuscular system under constant challenge. Kettlebells also allow for greater range of motion which improves flexibility. A fun, total body, strength and cardiovascular workout: achieve results in half the time. Kettlebell training is proven to burn up to 600 calories in 30 minutes!