Kettlebells are exceptional in that they deliver a full-body workout with increased range of motion as compared to a dumbbell or barbell and are consistently engaging to the core. This results in more intensified workouts with a greater caloric burn, increased strength, greater mobility, and generally help to achieve a more toned physique.
My use of kettlebells began three years ago starting with basic fundamental movements to get accustomed to the shape of the bell, syncing my body with the weight distribution, learning it’s effect on my stability, and getting comfortable with the grip and how it rests on my wrists and forearms. After dev a more trusting relationship of man vs machine, I began the fun process of learning exactly what type of impact kettlebell workouts could have on my training and development.
Swings, snatches, cleans, and squats are among the 4 fundamental movements used in kettlebell training and none of these should be taken lightly as precision and form are key to producing the best results and avoiding injury. I urge everyone to consult a coach to master these kettlebell movements.
When I felt that I had begun to control and dominate these movements is where the real fun began. I noticed an incredible change in how my body was looking and, most importantly to me, how it was feeling. I felt stronger as I approached my 40’s than I did in my early 30’s so there was no going back on my kettlebell journey.
When the pandemic hit hard in March of 2020 and the gyms in New York City shut the doors, I, like many of us, took my training outdoors. This is where my new found love for kettlebell flow work emerged. My 16KG bell would accompany me to my workouts in the parks. I flipped that sucker around until I could start to catch it with precision and grace, paired some fundamental kettlebell movements with anything that felt organic to me in form and then created a beautiful, almost choreographed, flow routine. It became meditation and fuel for my psyche. It was a gorgeous thing.
Today, my work with kettlebells is going strong and I am fully excited to get back outdoors this spring to improve my technique and perfect the ever so fun kettlebell FITNUT FLOW work. It’s one of the best relationships I’ve ever had the pleasure of being a part of. Love your kettlebells and as always...
Be brave. Be a warrior. Be a FITNUT.