The Kettlebell: From Russia with Love

Kettlebells or “giryas” (Russian) first appeared in Russia over 100 years ago. They were originally used in fairs and markets to balance scaled when weighing heavy objects. The Russian military began using kettlebells within their training regime because they demand an overhaul of all body energy systems simultaneously.

“Not a single sport develops our muscular strength as well as kettlebell athletics,” reported Russian magazine Hercules in 1913.

Get An Efficient and Functional Workout, with a Classic ALL-IN-ONE Conditioning Tool

Today kettlebells are used by a variety of people including athletes, martial artists, law enforcement, and fitness enthusiasts who are looking for a more efficient and functional workout.

Kettlebells are the ultimate all-in-one fitness and strength and conditioning tool. Kettlebells promote core strength, cardio, flexibility, and mobility simultaneously.

Swinging a kettlebell is an awesome total-body workout and is perfect for those looking for the “best band for your buck” exercise. Anyone can gain noticeable fitness benefits from 30-minute workouts three times per week, or as a refreshing break from your normal workout routine.

But remember to first learn the kettlebell’s techniques; there are many videos and books available to use for reference. Kettlebell techniques can be learned in one or two sessions and one can start intense training during the second and even first week.