Kettlebell Training: A Full Workout For Those Who Don’t Like To Leave Home
I’m what you call a lazy exerciser. Let me explain my oxymoron. It’s not that I don’t do it. It’s that I don’t want to leave my apartment to do it. Because I work from home and find that a horizontal under the covers with laptop on my stomach position is my favorite for getting work done, I barely ever want to leave my bed, let alone my bedroom. Throw in a long night out in a city that doesn’t close until 4 or 5 am, followed by a long work day and a cold-to-the-bone north eastern chill and I consider it an accomplishment if I even leave my bed to do the bare necessities in life, like feed and de-pee myself.
Sure, when the weather warms up I may find myself on a good run through the park, but until then it’s all bedroom floor, streaming Pilates on Netflix and lots and lots of basic home gym equipment for me.
With a NYC apt the size of a dorm, I prefer to find products that are “fitting”. Like literally fitting, “able to hide in my 3×3 closet or I’ll trip over them and fly through my window into the brick wall” fitting. But beyond fitting, they obviously need to to effective. Which is why I fell in love with the kettlebell a year ago. The kettlebell, which can easily be stored anywhere (mine, in my bottom kitchen cabinet), delivers strength and endurance, in addition to working every major muscle just as well as a fully equipped gym could. Think excellent core training. Think great stomach, legs, and tight butts. Awesome arms and back. All of it.
I’m not going to say it’s easy. Finishing a YouTube workout one night created a “pain-face” I never thought I could even form, but it’s ridiculously convenient. I have to admit, you do have to size up on your kettlebells the more you use them, which is a good thing, you’re getting all strengthier and sh*t, but if you get a good set for a low price, you’re golden.
I use a cast iron kettlebell set, a friend of mine owns the refillable shockproof plastic set which is just as effective . If you’re interested in breaking into the kettlebell world follow the links below. I did a little comparison shopping on BIGWORDS.com and found the very same set I use, for a lot less than I paid for. Unlucky me, lucky you.
Cast Iron Kettlebell Set 10,15, 20, 25 lbs:
BIGWORDS.com best price: $74.99, includes shipping
Below is the slightly more “beginners” set, because I have to admit, 15 pounds isn’t a lot of weight and you may graduate quickly with regular use.
Tone Fitness Kettlebell Set:
BIGWORDS.com best price: $35.60, includes shipping