Why to Kettlebell: Functional Exercise

 

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My first 80 pound Turkish Get-Up

My love affair began a decade ago. When I was a senior in high school and when my parents still had their fitness business, we began incorporating kettlebells. It was love at first swing. I spent the summer studying Pavlo, an amazing Russian who is master with a bell. I was quickly addicted. Addicted to practicing. I was set on developing my skills. Some of these moves can be complex, I wanted to nail them. Plus I was going to school for exercise science. I am also a naturally strong women. I spent my summers working out with my dad, brother-in-law, college athletes and guys from the gym. Eager to show myself and that I could hang with the guys. That is how we once broke a 90 lbs. bell on a Sunday summer workout. Men and their pride. I spent over 5 years training kettlebells (before I realized I liked the cooking aspect more).

Ten years later, kettlebells are still my weight of choice, even though I no longer teach them. Why? Why do I go back to them repeatedly? There are a multitude of reasons to start a kettlebell practice:  Continue reading “Why to Kettlebell: Functional Exercise”