If you’re looking to get in shape, build muscle or lose weight, you may be wondering if you should use dumbbells or kettlebells in your workout routine. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, so the answer will depend on a number of factors.
Dumbbells will allow you to perform a wider range of moves, and are therefore ideal for targeting specific muscle groups. Use dumbbells for basic exercises such as triceps kickbacks, bicep curls, or pec flies. You can also use them to add intensity to lower-body exercises such as lunges and squats. The number of exercises you can perform using dumbbells is nearly unlimited.
Kettleballs on the other hand are used when performing swinging movements, meaning there are fewer exercises they can be used with. As such, they can help you increase the intensity of your cardiovascular workout in order to burn more fat and calories. Using a kettleball during your workout will also increase your range of motion, while strengthening and toning your core.
Most people find using dumbbells comes naturally. However, it can take some time to get used to using a kettleball. In fact, using a kettleball without first obtaining instruction from a fitness professional can increase your risk of injury, and might also make your workout less effective. You must also take care to use your kettlebell in an area where you have plenty of room. Removing breakable objects is also recommended in the event you do happen to lose control of your kettleball.
For overall strength training, dumbbells are a better option. When it comes to increasing the intensity of your workout, kettleballs are the ideal choice. We recommend you include both of these in your workout to vary your routine and improve your overall fitness level. For exercise tips using kettleballs or dumbbells, please contact us. or download our free beginners guide to kettlebells ebook.
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