Tip of the Day
Over the past few years, the popularity of kettlebells has increased, and I see people online recommending them to people who are aiming to build major size and strength.
These are usually people without a low level of training experience/beginning gym members who have taken a local kettlebell class, lost a few pounds, increased their stamina, and conclude that kettlebells are the answer to every training goal.
Recently, I actually saw someone recommend a high rep 30lb kettlebell workout to a guy who was looking to get ‘linebacker big and strong.’ That recommendation is nonsense!
In reality, kettlebells can provide a great endurance/cardiovascular geared workout, but they will not produce the type of strength that serious bodybuilders and powerlifters are looking for. Unless you’re working with kettlebells weighing hundreds of pounds, they will not replace barbells and dumbbells.
In summary, I recommend kettlebells for GST’s Active Recovery Complexes, as they’ll work excellent for those light weight movement training sessions.
They can also provide a great alternative to typical cardio machines (treadmills, ellipticals, etc) when a HIIT session is your goal.
Remember, they are one of many training tools, but not the right tool for serious size and strength gains.
Train Hard. Train Smart. Grow!