The kettlebell is a versatile training tool that you can use to add variety to your workouts. Originally used by the Russian military and Special Forces, the kettlebell effectively increases strength, power, speed, coordination and core stability.
One study by Voropayev in 1983 suggests just how effective kettlebell training is. In this study two groups of college students were followed over several years. One group used a standard military regimen of pull-ups, 100m sprints, standing broad jumps and a 1km run.
The experimental group used nothing but kettlebells and kettlebell exercises. Both groups were then tested using the same traditional exercises as the standard military group. The kettlebell group scored higher in every test – even though they hadn’t practiced those particular exercises!
Have you used kettlebell training in your workouts?