About 2 months ago I jumped on the kettlebell bandwagon and I’ve been completely converted.
I really can’t articulate exactly what I enjoy, because sometimes they really make me sweat. And sometimes it’s really really hard work. And if I haven’t done them for a week or 2, the following day’s hurt is extreme and immense. That kind of can’t sit on the loo or walk downstairs hamstring horror that lasts forever.
But I love the feeling of strength and power that I get when I swing them or when I successfully complete a circuit of Turkish get ups without collapsing in a heap. I’m proselytizing about them to whoever will listen, and often to those who will not. Mainly because I need real live people, rather than internet forums, to talk about them with me. And also because they genuinely work in building muscle. Quickly too.
I tend to do a kettlebell workout twice per week. Favoring free YouTube channels, I found Bodyfit by Amy after doing Jillian Michael’s Shred it with Weights initially. I like them both equally but Amy has 18 different kettle bell workouts varying from 5 to 30 minutes in duration. So it doesn’t get quite so boring.
Once you’ve bought a kettlebell or two, it’s easy. To start off, or to try it out, dumbbells work just as well. And then, once you have YouTube on your phone and a shortcut to your favourite workout, if you randomly stumble across a gym at a children’s soft play like I did in the photo below, you can get your kettlebell on!
So far this week I’ve convinced 3 new people to get with the program. Will you join too?