Do you have kettlebell training in your workout? If not, you may want to consider adding these powerful tools to your home workout regimen. From legs, to glutes, to arms, kettlebell sets offer a unique and challenging way to amplify your workout.
Kettlebells are available in a variety of weights and are perfect for those just starting out with a kettlebell routine, exercisers looking for a lighter weight, and experienced fitness enthusiasts who need something more challenging. Marcy’s selection of durable and rust-resistant weights are a perfect addition to your home gym.
What are the Benefits of Kettlbells?
The benefits of training with kettlebells are numerous, but most notably using these weights enhances what is known as ‘functional training.’ Functional training refers to the kind of training that helps you improve your everyday life by letting your body get better at the types of movements you need to perform daily tasks.
Aside from helping you build functional strength, kettlebell weights blast fat with their unique ability to combine cardio and strength training. A full-body workout effectively targets the core, developing critical strength required to stabilize the body. They can also help you tone your arms, back, chest, and legs. By building your functional strength muscles, you’ll get stronger without having to build muscles that are bulkier.
Cardio and Strength Training
Typically, exercisers must use different equipment for the cardio portion and strength-training portion of their workouts. This may not be a big deal at the gym. But, if you wish to build your home gym and you’re tight on space or money to invest in an array of different equipment, a kettlebell can save the day.
The beauty of a kettlebell is that it can give you a cardio and strength-training workout. Kettlebell swings are an excellent cardio workout that also help you tone your glutes, lower back, mid-back, upper back, and shoulders. You can also use these weights to perform strict strength-training exercises as discussed in more detail below.
The compound nature of these movements not only work the total body, but also increase tendons and ligament strength!
Stability and Balance
Due to its off-centered weight, a kettlebell requires the use of more stabilizing muscles than a dumbbell or barbell. Not only will you be able to activate these crucial muscles, but the extra effort requires increased metabolic activity which translates into greater fat-burning results, both during the exercise as well as throughout the day.
The odd shape and compact weight will also help you work on your balance as you perform cardio and strength-training exercises. This can be a great benefit for older exercisers or those performing physical therapy after injuries.
Saves Space and Money
Finally, a kettlebell set might be the perfect addition to your home gym, because they are incredibly affordable and don’t take up much space. If you want to build a home gym on a budget, these weights offer you cardio and strength training in a single package at an affordable cost.
Kettlebells are ideal if you don’t have much room for bulkier equipment since you can easily tuck it away in a closet or on a shelf, and you’ll never know it’s there.
What are the Best Kettlebells for your Home Gym
From adjustable , standard, to those made from soft materials, Marcy offers a wide selection of kettlebells for sale.
Apex Adjustable Kettlebell (APKB-5009)
The Apex Adjustable Kettlebell is an Ideal piece of equipment for multiple free weight exercises. Constructed of heavy-duty cast iron that’s built for durability, the Apex Adjustable Kettlebell comes complete with a 15lbs handle, 5lb bottom plate and 4 removable spacer disks (which are non-weighted plates.) Add separate vinyl or cast iron plates and adjust the weight to your specific needs.
The beauty of this adjustable kettlebell is that you can easily and conveniently change the weights depending on your exercise and workout goals. Instead of investing in a full set, you can get the benefit of a wide weight range of weights with one kettlebell!
Available in weights 10, 15, 20, 35, 45 and 55 pounds, Marcy’s Hammertone Kettlebells are built to stand up to daily use. With features including a powder-coated and rust-resistant cast-iron finish, these kettlebell weights are precisely cast to the specified weight. They are your perfect kettlebell workout companion for a variety of exercises including squats, swings, presses, single arm row, figure-8s, windmills, and more.
Bionic Body Soft Kettlebells
Constructed from soft materials, which reduces the chance of injury and/or damage to the floor when dropped; Bionic Body Soft Kettlebells are a safer alternative to traditional cast iron kettlebells. Designed with a large and stable handle with a comfortable grip, this soft kettlebell offers a fat blasting workout that will add variety to your exercise routine to meet your fitness goals. These are an ideal option for new exercisers who may feel nervous about using a traditional iron weight.
Integrating a Kettlebell into your Workout
Now that you know any type of kettlebell set is a great addition to your home gym, how do you actually use them to get fit and burn fat? The truth is, kettlebell exercises are seemingly limitless.
Kettlebell swings are one of the most popular exercises of this century due to their efficiency. This involves holding the handle with both hands. Start with the kettlebell hanging between your legs and use your hips and glutes to thrust forward.
Your arms come into play as you swing it up to either the level of your face or above your head. Keep your body tight as the weight comes down and stay in control and don’t let the weight of it drag you down. When the weight returns to its original position, repeat the swing again.
Swings may feel a little awkward at first, but you’ll soon get the hang of it and start to enjoy the challenge! Three sets of 20 swings at a challenging weight will give you an excellent cardio workout that also tones your glutes, low back, shoulders, and upper back muscles. Make sure you keep breathing throughout each set!
You can also use your kettlebell for a variety of strength training exercises. Hold it to your chest and perform weighted air squats. You can also hold two light weights overhead and perform weight lunges or overhead squats. Both of these movements will light up your lower body while also burning your shoulders and challenging your balance.
The bulky, uneven weight of the kettlebell makes these movements extra hard and activate your core and stabilizer muscles to keep you balanced!
Finally, work your chest and upper body with kettlebell presses and your grip with a “farmer’s carry.” By simply holding a weight in each hand by your side and taking a short stroll around the block, you’ll soon feel your forearms and shoulders burning. This is excellent training to improve other grip muscle exercises, like pullups and rope climbs.
Marcy offers a Wide Variety of Kettlebells for Sale
We also offer a wide variety of weight training equipment to meet your fitness goals and at a great price point.
Whether you’re looking to increase strength, bulk and tone, or improve your cardio fitness, Marcy can provide home gym equipment, so you can reach your goals.
Contact us today to learn more about Marcy’s incredible line of high quality and reasonably priced home gym and strength training equipment!