At Leap Fitness, people often look at our rack of kettlebells with a puzzling look, wondering what someone could possibly do with what seems to be a cannonball with a handle. Of course, there are hundreds of different exercises you can do with a kettlebell, but one exercise we make sure to show our clients is the Swing.
People seem to regard the treadmill as the ultimate cardio workout and the best way to lose weight. We respectfully disagree. Although we have treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, etc., we also have machines like the UltraFast CrossTrainer that combine strength, flexibility, and cardio all into one amazing workout. The kettlebell swing has the same power.
What makes it so special? How about the fact that it has no impact on the joints like running does? It also doesn’t require you to slump or alter your posture like spin bikes do. Sound appealing yet? Click here to read more about why the kettlebell swing is superior to other traditional means of cardio.
Then the other question arises–How do I do a kettlebell swing? If you stop in and see us, we’ll show you. But if you don’t have that luxury, click this video and have Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Body, show you how its done.