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Benefits of completing a BWL Kettlebell Instructing Course

In recent years, kettlebells have become a staple training tool from general gym goers, to athletes, to traditional weightlifters.

So, why do people incorporate kettlebells into their training?

Benefits of completing a BWL Kettlebell Instructing Course

Kettlebells are versatile

A kettlebell is an extremely versatile tool and has been referred to as a handheld gym. It can be used as a training tool to develop multiple physical qualities, including strength, power, endurance and stability.

Kettlebells challenge the whole body

Since most kettlebell exercises recruit muscles from head to toe, they can help individuals to develop muscular strength — and even build mass — throughout the whole body.

Kettlebells can be used to perform dynamic exercises

Due to the handle being outside of the mass of the bell it is extremely effective for dynamic exercises such as swings, snatches and cleans. These exercises help to develop qualities such as power.

Kettlebells are functional

The kettlebell is potentially unparalleled if we consider true functional training to be exercises that help an individual replicate the demands of everyday life.  A kettlebell can be used to closely replicate many of the objects we will pick up, whether that be shopping bags, gardening tools or a suitcase.

Kettlebells help to develop athleticism

Many of the traditional kettlebell exercises utilise 'triple extension.' This movement pattern is essential for activities such as running and jumping and transfers very well to many sports.

Increase trunk stability

The offset centre of gravity that a kettlebell provides, challenges individuals to maintain stability while they exercise. Lifts performed with one arm (unilateral exercises) will also challenge the individual and avoid rotating their spine. This has the benefit of strengthening the trunk musculature, helping to reduce the risk of lower back injuries at the same time.

Kettlebells are durable

If kettlebells are made in the usual fashion (with cast-iron or steel) they are very durable, often lasting decades.

Kettlebells are inexpensive

Compared with barbells, dumbbell sets and machines, kettlebells can offer a comparably cheap alternative for improving fitness. This, coupled with their durability, can make them a worthwhile investment.

Kettlebell training can be fun!

Many kettlebell exercises are dynamic, which is something that many trainees will not be familiar with. Kettlebell lifts can be invigorating as they can be swung, thrown or even juggled as part of a fun, engaging training programme. Performing kettlebell lifts can challenge individuals to move in ways they may not have done since they were a child.

What about improving conditioning?

Many kettlebell exercises are ideal for low-impact cardiovascular training, where trainees can perform exercises for extended periods without the impact that is usually accompanied by an exercise such as jogging. Programmes incorporating kettlebell exercises can also be time efficient (e.g., kettlebell circuits).

Why complete a kettlebell instructing course?

A kettlebell is a training tool that can be used anywhere, meaning instructors can lead sessions in a gym or home environment. Instructors who are well versed in efficient kettlebell lifting techniques will be able to help their clients become stronger and more athletic, while burning calories and improving their body composition at the same time. 

About the British Weight Lifting Kettlebell Instructor course

During the course, instructors will learn the techniques that underpin several single kettlebell exercises. These exercises lay the foundations for more advanced kettlebell exercises that instructors may want to use in the future. British Weight Lifting have integrated a technical breakdown of the key positions for each kettlebell lift, which includes objective teaching points that can be used for any client, irrespective of their anthropometry. During the course, instructors will learn more about the origins and benefits of kettlebell training, as well as how they can be incorporated into programmes using other training modalities.

Instructors will learn more about structuring training sessions and how to develop programmes to improve multiple physical qualities.

Want to find out more? Why not visit our Kettlebell course page here.


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