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Kettlebell Safety Tips - Getting Ready to Workout With Kettlebells!

 Before you begin kettlebell training it is important that you are aware of some simple kettlebell safety tips. These safety tips can help to ensure your safety while kettlebell training and will help you to stay healthy as you build a body that is hard to beat. Kettlebell training is great for building both your strength and endurance. If you are completely new to this style of training you should start with these three most important kettlebell tips.

First of all, if you have never trained with a kettlebell before you are going to want to learn as much as you can before you start any sort of training. The more you know the less likely you are to make a mistake during your first few kettlebell exercises. There is nothing worse than trying to do a new skill and then not even having any idea on how to even do it right. Make sure that you take your time and focus on your form. You need to be safe and not make yourself vulnerable during training.

Another one of the main reasons why kettlebell exercises are so great for you is because they keep your body guessing. You never know when the bell is going to land on your shoulder or where it will go instead. This keeps your body guessing which means that your body will be constantly working and you will never get the full range of motion that you could otherwise. This also means that you will be able to get the most out of your workout because you are always changing up your exercises to keep your body guessing. It is this constant change that is going to build you up over time. You will be surprised at just how strong you can get through just a few simple kettlebell exercises.

Thirdly, when you are training with kettlebells you will want to keep in mind that your grip is very important. It is easy to slip the weight around from your fingers and you can end up with serious injuries if you don't keep your grip secure. You want to have either brass or wooden handle for the kettlebell so that you can grip the bar with your palms facing up. If you grip the ball the other way it will keep the bell off of your shoulders and you could end up with a sprained shoulder or even a neck muscle. Always try to keep your grip secure when you are working out with the kettlebell.

Kettlebell training should always be done at safe ranges of motion. Many people get into bad habits when it comes to their kettlebell workouts. For instance, they will work out with the bell as if it was a dumbbell by swinging it around their body at different ranges of motion. This can lead to injury and can even result in a person being disabled for life.

One of the most common of kettlebell safety tips is to always get under the bell. It is easy to do when you are lying on your side with your back flat against the floor but make sure you get under the kettlebell properly. You want to raise your ribcage at a 90-degree angle from your body so that your spine will stay in a neutral position. Remember that the kettlebells are designed to break down your opponent's posture so you will need to keep your back straight. This means that you cannot cheat your way around this one.

Another thing that you need to keep in mind is that the wider the kettlebells are the better. Many people who try to get into shape and lift weights don't realize that kettlebells are much more stable than dumbbells. You can easily lift the weights overhead, which will put a tremendous amount of stress on your neck, shoulders and upper back muscles. You also will not be able to use your legs to swing the bell around which will cut down on your overall range of motion and force that you are putting on your lifts.

When it comes to kettlebells you should try to balance yourself out on both ends of the body. This is a common mistake that a lot of new kettlebell users make which can lead to injury. If you get your butt high during your lifting then you will be putting a tremendous amount of pressure on your lower back. On the opposite side of the coin, if you get your pelvis up during your lifts you will be putting an enormous amount of stress on your abdominal muscles. These are just a couple of few kettlebell safety tips that I hope you will take into consideration when starting your workout with kettlebells.