So I hear a lot of people asking, " I can only workout from home, and have a limited budget to buy workout equipment. What should i get?".
Believe it or not, there is a fairly inexpensive workout tool that you can get at almost any local department store. It;s small, cheap, and very effective at increasing conditioning, strength and mobility.What is this tool? Simple.... the Kettlebell.
A kettlebell is a cast-iron or cast steel weight that resembles a cannonball with a handle. Kettlebells were developed in Russia in the 1700's, primarily for weighing crops. Rumor has it that the farmers who used them became stronger and found them useful for showing off their strength during local village festivals. As a matter of fact, they were found to be so effective that the Soviet Army used them as part of their training regimen.
Kettlebell exercises build both strength and endurance, specifically in the lower back, legs, and shoulders - basically the entire posterior chain. This is VERY important in today's computer and smartphone forward-slumped population.
They also increase grip strength. The basic movements, such as the swing, snatch, and the clean and jerk, engage the entire body at once,and in a way that mimics real world activities such as shoveling or farm work.
Kettlebell exercises often involve large numbers of repetitions. and work several muscles simultaneously. Typically, the exercises are repeated continuously for several minutes or with short breaks (such as in a Tabata Drill). This combination makes the exercise partially aerobic and more similar to high-intensity interval training rather than to traditional weight lifting.
So for a good at-home workout in a pinch and on a budget, head out to your local big name store and pick one up. Typical prices range from $15 to $60 a bell, depending on weight.
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