Are you used to working out using dumbbells? If the answer to that question is yes, it would be a great idea to try kettlebells. After all, it’s good to try a little variety. Doing the same thing can make you feel bored. Besides, you don't have to spend a lot of time figuring out which weight is the best for you to use. An 15 lb. kettlebell is a good fit for an average woman and a 30 lb. kettlebell is good fit for an average guy. For beginners, take note of these kettlebell workout tips:
One of the most common exercises people do is squats. Whether you're at the gym or at the football field, your trainer will make you do this as a warm-up exercise. To make use of the kettlebell for this exercise, hold it by the horns and the squats will be twice as effective on your legs. Repeat the exercise for 10 reps.
This exercise is similar to a tricep curl. Bend over until your body is 90 degrees then lift the kettebell up until your elbow is at height with your shoulder. Do 8 reps then repeat the exercise for the other arm. This exercise will have a major impact on your shoulders.
In an exercise that's very similar to the shoulder press, you're going to stand and lift the dumbell with one arm. This exercise works on your shoulders too. After 10 reps, repeat the exercise with the other hand.
If you're used to doing sit-ups, this exercise is very similar to that except that you're doing it standing up. Another addition to the exercise is holding the kettlebell. This exercise not only works your chest but your abs too. Do 15 reps for this exercise.
One of the simplest exercises you'll ever encounter is taking the kettlebell and swing it around your head. This exercise lets you work on your shoulders without exerting much effort compared to other exercises. Remember to swing the kettlebell as far away from your head as possible. Besides, the last thing you'd want to happen is accidentally hitting your head.
Similar to the shoulder halo, the name of the exercise basically tells you what you need to do. Yes, all you need to do is to swing the kettlebell around your hips. Do this in a clockwise direction for 8 reps then in reverse for another 8 reps.
There's no question you'll be on your way to a fit body once you do these exercises regularly. You must also follow a proper diet. If you still eat junk food then these kettlebell workout tips will become useless. Another thing to remember is to do warm ups before doing any of the above exercises. The last thing you'd want to happen is to get injured while doing the exercises. Instead of being on your way to losing weight, you may be on your way to the hospital.