The Kettlebell has been around for over 300 years, and there are lots of good reasons why it has stuck around for so many years. The kettlebell is a piece of exercise equipment that can be used to complete a number of ballistic exercises that can improve flexibility and physical strength as well as add some extra burn to your cardio workout. Recent studies have also shown that incorporating kettlebell work into your exercise regimen can be beneficial in a number of ways. Let’s take a look at 20 of the benefits associated with the kettlebell.

1 Using the kettlebell provides a functional strength workout without having to do boring, isolated reps.

2 Kettlebell workouts can have lots of various movements, which makes them more fun.

3 The kettlebell is one, compact piece of equipment that is quite portable.

4 Kettlebells are a safe option for people of any age, fitness level, size or shape.

5 Kettlebell workouts offer some serious cardio time without the repetitiousness of cardio machines.

6 Using a kettlebell is a great way to combine cardio and strength training.

7 You burn more fat quicker when doing kettlebell workouts in place of strictly cardio or strength training  workouts.

8 The weight of a kettlebell is off-centered, which means the muscles you are targeting get worked through a wide range of motions.

9 Kettlebell workouts are designed to work every muscle from head to toe.

10 You can use the kettlebell anywhere; indoors, outdoors, in front of the TV, at the playground or even at work.

11 Using a kettlebell results in a more svelte, lean and toned  look rather than a bulked-up one.

12 Because it is only one small piece of equipment, it is easy to learn the kettlebell movements.

13 Kettlebell workouts offer high intensity interval training which helps improve stamina.

14 Kettlebell workouts are easier on the joints than traditional weight machines or cardio machines.

15 Kettlebell training provides a triple threat as it increases mobility, stability and strength.

16 As you progress you simply need to adjust your timing, weight distribution and leverage, not buy a different kettlebell.

17 Kettlebells are most cost effective than large, complicated weight machines.

18 Kettlebell work has been shown to improve back pain.

19 Kettlebell work has also been shown to improve shoulder pain.

20 Continuous use of the kettlebell can also help improve your posture.

So, what are you waiting for?! Kettlebells are avaialble at most stores with a fitness section, or you can order them online at a competitive price here . Be sure to pick one up before we feature our Skinny Mom Ketllebell Routine within the next 2 weeks!