Kettlebell training is 3-dimensional
3-D training uses total body-movements rather than the typical single-plane isolation movements found in many traditional fitness programs. These movements emphasize side-to-side and rotational movements in free space with a kettlebell, working multiple muscle groups at the same time for a highly effective workout in half the time.
Kettlebell training cuts down on your workout time
You can get an effective total-body workout in as little as 20 minutes when you work out with kettlebells. The combination of 3-D movements and the shifting of your center of gravity with a kettlebell simultaneously increases your cardio-respiratory fitness and muscular strength. The Kettlebell Swing, the mother of all kettlebell exercises, is one of the few weight-bearing exercises proven to increase an athlete’s VO2 max (maximal oxygen consumption).
Kettlebell training builds a strong core and back
A strong core increases both agility and power. It also builds a healthy back and minimizes risk of injury.
Kettlebell training is “functional movement”-focused
When athletes perform during practice or in competition, their bodies move in several directions at the same time. The kettlebell’s resistance, and your ability to move it in multiple dimensions while training, help increase the strength and range of motion in muscles that would not be engaged with traditional strength-training exercises.
Contributors: Stack Sports Performance