Kettlebell Swing

 

Have you ever wondered what the benefits of kettlebells swings are? Not only are they an important exercise to get you body into shape but they will keep you toned. The kettlebell swings can help improve your posture and help you regain your posture after you have been sitting all day, for example at an office job. In today’s society we spend most of our time doing things in front of us, which leads to terrible posture because your back starts hurting so you move around and slouch to get comfortable. We crouch over keyboards, with our chests caved in, that in itself shortens your hip positions. After a long day of this we drive home with our arms in front of us again while seated. Kettle-bell exercises can help with that!

Kettlebell exercise has become one of the top exercises you can do. This has shown to help reversed polarity of posterior shear L4 and L5 when compared to traditional posterior chain exercises.

With this type of exercise it is very hard in injure your lower body due to the low impact.Between lower loads and the reversal of negative forces on the spine, those two factors alone may be why many with problem lower backs credit the swing as the secret to rehabilitation of their injuries. In addition, the lower loads allow for many reps to be done within a workout. This exercise also makes you focus on your breathing because you are forcing exhalation as you move so you strengthening your back and making your core stronger.

This is the perfect exercise, it makes you come back to the starting position over and over again, which makes you realign your hips and center yourself with gravity again. This exercise is referred to the 1 exercise that can fix 99 problems, and for good reason. This exercise unlike most works more than one muscle group at a time. It is an overall kind of exercise, this exercise works the muscles in the hips, glutes, hamstrings, lats, abs, shoulders, pecs and grip all at the same time. The benefits of this exercise are just continuous, they help your posture, hip placement and overall muscle tone.

Kettlebell swing exercise according to the American Council on Exercise you can burn up to 20 calories per minute when pushing hard through your Kettlebell routine. With kettlebell routines you do not have to decide whether or not to chose strength or cardio for that day, because you get both. According to research the most important thing to remember when starting a kettlebell routine is weight. For a male start at, at least 25lbs but no more than 45 lbs. For a woman a good weight to start out at is 15 lbs and up to 25 lbs.

Another great thing about this exercise is you can do it at your own convenience in your own home. Most people are scared to try new exercises in the gym because they are afraid of looking silly , or like they do not know what they are doing. So with at home exercises you have none of those worries. You can try out anything you want without having to worry about someone watching and judging you.

So to wrap up the benefits of kettlebell swings are endless, if you want a true all around exercise kettlebell is for you! It works everything from your abs to your glutes, while giving you strength in your core and helps you regain your posture back the way it should be. With this exercise you regain your stability and re align your hips back with gravity the way your body should be. I had no idea of the benefits of kettlebell swings until now and I definitely myself will be trying this exercise from now on. There are so many health benefits from such a low bearing exercise.

 

 

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