It’s time to ring the changes to your home workouts with an innovative and versatile Dis-Chem Living Fit adjustable ‘bell.
With the ability to perform a full-body workout using a single tool, a ‘bell (commonly known as a kettlebell) is the ultimate at-home training companion.
A kettlebell is an extremely effective piece of exercise equipment. While they are generally small and compact, a ‘bell will raise the temperature of every workout to boiling point with the resistance and intensity it delivers.
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A kettlebell’s unique dimensions, with its round weight, horns and handle offers a variety of grip options.
Depending on the grip used in an exercise, the kettlebell can create a longer lever arm, which requires more force to move it the same distance compared to a dumbbell of equal weight.
The handle shape also alters the kettlebell’s centre of gravity. These unique dimensions impose a unique type of resistance on the body that activates more muscles during each rep, including your deep core muscles as the body stabilises itself and controls the movement of the kettlebell.
The ‘bell benefits
These attributes of kettlebell training offer a host of benefits, including better full-body strength and conditioning and greater energy expenditure when compared to other forms of weight training, which helps you burn more calories with every workout!
In fact, according to research conducted at the University of Wisconsin and funded by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a 20-minute kettlebell workout burns 272 calories on average.
Researchers determined that training with kettlebells burnt up to 20.2 calories per minute, which works out to a staggering 1,200 calories per hour.
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So many options!
With so many benefits, why don’t more people incorporate kettlebells into their workouts?
Well, the main reason is the cost. Traditional kettlebells start from a few hundred rand for an entry-level weight. As you progress, you’ll need to buy heavier options, which cost more.
This functionality offers multiple resistance levels in one compact and convenient training tool, which stores away easily at home and is suitable for all fitness levels.
Get your Dis-Chem Living Fit adjustable kettlebell now from selected Dis-Chem stores or online.