People who do kettlebell training lose a lot of excess fat from their bodies remarkably fast. Professional athletes also use it as part of their workout routine. It’s better to train with kettlebells than boring old dumbbells and cables. Because of that, many people ignore the possibility that kettlebells are dangerous, too, if misused.
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Thousands of people have pulled a muscle or strained a ligament after using kettlebells incorrectly. Kettlebells are easy to use for anyone. It consists of only one handle to grab and lift as opposed to the traditional squat rack with all of its ratchets and levers, which will leave new gym users scratching their heads.
Kettlebells may seem simple, but simplicity should not lead to complacency. In order to get the most out of your workout and to avoid injury, you should use these marvelous apparatus correctly.
Here are the basics.
1. Training must be progressive.
Use only as much weight as you can handle. Many people are weekend warriors. Instead of exercising during the week, people visit the gym on weekends and use kettlebells that are way too heavy for them to handle.
Muscles and ligaments must be strengthened over time. Most importantly, the ligaments, which have to be able to handle the load. A weak or unconditioned ligament is the most common cause of injury.
Take your time. Slowly inch up the ladder to heavier kettlebell weights by starting with the weights that suit your needs. You can’t build Rome in a day.
2. Don’t aim to exhaust your muscles.
Contrary to most training advice, this is not a good approach. Training constantly to failure, however, puts a lot of stress on your nervous system. Used sparingly, it can be a powerful tool.
Using various weights, aim for about 12 to 15 reps at all other times. Don’t forget to vary your movements as well. It is important to mix up your routine between snatches, cleans, and squats. Whenever possible, make sure you are working out your whole body.
3. Always keep your form correct when using kettlebells.
The movements associated with kettlebell training are more jerky and swinging than with dumbbells. It is still necessary to maintain proper form and control for these movements. It’s not a good idea to swing the kettlebells all over the place. A jerk is used to lift. Then a swing follows, followed by a pause. If you use an incorrect form, you will surely suffer from injuries or imbalances in your body.
4. Routines should be changed every month or every six weeks.
Keeping your body guessing is a good thing. For months on end, doing the same workout will make you bored, causing your results to plateau. Alternate your routine every four to six weeks. Reps should be increased, sets should be changed, and new moves should be used. Make it different.
5. Do your workouts barefoot on hard surfaces.
Workouts with kettlebells transfer the force from the weight onto your feet. Shoes with softer soles tend to be softer. The best way to train is barefoot. A mat can be used on cold floors. Depending on your training location, you may need to wear shoes while at the gym. You are then forced to abide by their rules. Nevertheless, this is a point that must be remembered.
Kettlebell training can be both effective and safe if you follow these tips. Take these into account as you work out.