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Kettlebells & The Benefits

You might have wondered why using kettlebells are so effective, this blog will break down why they should be in your exercise inventory.

We recently hosted a kettlebell workshop and here is what the guys learned:


Ballistics


These movements consist of explosive, dynamic patterns such as the kettlebell swing, snatch & clean. These movements can improve power and explosiveness, which are important for sports performance and overall fitness.


Grinds


Grinds are the strict movements which should not require momentum, presses, rows, squats & other core movements that are brilliant for building strength.


WTH Effect (What The Hell Effect) - Pavel Tsatsouline

What is it?


The "what the hell" effect, also known as the "WTH" effect, refers to the phenomenon where kettlebell training can lead to rapid improvements in strength, power, and conditioning. This effect is due to the unique nature of kettlebell exercises, which involve full-body movements that engage multiple muscle groups at once. Kettlebell training can also be very intense, which can lead to significant improvements in cardiovascular fitness.


The "what the hell" effect is named as such because people often experience a sudden and noticeable improvement in their physical abilities after incorporating kettlebell training into their workout routine. They may feel stronger, more agile, and better able to perform everyday tasks.


Full Body Engagement


Full-body engagement: Kettlebell exercises involve full-body movements that engage multiple muscle groups at once, such as the legs, core, and upper body. This results in a more comprehensive strength-training workout than exercises that isolate individual muscles.


Functional


Functional movements: Kettlebell exercises are designed to mimic real-life movements, such as picking up a heavy object or carrying groceries. By training these functional movements, you can improve your overall strength and ability to perform everyday tasks.


Transferable Grip Strength



Grip strength: Kettlebells have a thick handle that requires more grip strength to hold onto than traditional dumbbells. This can help improve your grip strength, which can translate to improved performance in other strength-training exercises.

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