Originally a martial arts tool made popular in Eastern Europe, kettlebells are round weights, like a small cannonball with a handle on the top, which come in various sizes and weights. They are used in a fluid style that helps develop strength and power.
Kettlebells are now used by gymnasts and strength trainers, and are fast becoming a favourite in fitness clubs. There are hundreds of exercises to help you trim and strengthen while giving a great cardiovascular pump. Moved in a fluid style, they force muscles to contract as a group, enhancing strength, stability, coordination and endurance; and providing a wholebody workout in a short time. It is highly recommended that you seek instruction from a trained fitness professional. Watch for sessions coming up at your local fitness club.
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