Popular and effective method of strength training. Kettlebells build strength and endurance, particularly in the lower back, legs and shoulders. Kettlebell exercises engage the entire body at once to give you a complete workout. Our kettlebells are a cast iron make with a painted finish to ensure durability. Kettlebells Ireland, colour may vary.
Kettlebells have become one of the most popular trends on the health club scene. On any given day, you can see everyone from housewives to celebrities to business executives or professional athletes and trainers performing the most advanced kettlebell routines with perfect form. Now you can enjoy the many benefits of kettle bell training in the comfort and convenience of your own home.
Kettlebells are cast iron weights, which resemble a cannonball with a handle, the kettle bell has long been a favorite for those seeking a special edge in strength and endurance. Kettlebell training develops strength, power, endurance and balance. Kettlebell workouts have long been a favorite of throwers, jumpers, sprinters and hurdlers. You can perform squats, pulls, overhead throws and rotational training plus much more.
- Serious cardio workout
- Functional strength without the monotony of isolated reps
- Flexibility without long poses
- Fun and varied, never boring
- One compact, portable device
- It’s safe — for any age, shape or size
- Combines “cardio” and “strength” training
- The solution for busy people
- Greater fat loss
So for a great way to loose weight, tone up or improve strength & endurance grab a Kettlebell and see where it takes you! Before you know it you will have several different routines that will keep you in shape and motivated to hit that workout. Include some kettlebell exercises into you current workout to shake it up and get you out of the impasse that you maybe stuck in.
Kettlebells Ireland Available weights;
- 4Kg kettlebell
- 6 Kg kettlebell
- 8 Kg kettlebell
- 10 Kg kettlebell
- 12 Kg kettlebell
- 16 Kg kettlebell
- 20 Kg kettlebell
- 24 Kg kettlebell
- 28 Kg kettlebell
- 32 Kg kettlebell
“It has now been established that physical inactivity is a major contributing factor to heart disease. Other heart risk factors such as high blood pressure, low levels of the good High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and being overweight are aggravated by being physically inactive. The greatest benefit from physical activity is seen in people who formerly did no activity and then start to do gently activities such as walking, cycling and swimming.
What is the importance of physical activity?
The more activity people do, the greater their capacity for exercise. By regularly doing aerobic activities such as walking swimming and cycling, people can increase well being and physical conditioning. Physical activity also plays a role in both the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. This may result from the benefits of exercise in reducing blood pressure, controlling blood cholesterol levels, improving the bodies ability to clear glucose and thus improving glucose control in diabetes. Physical activity also helps with weight reduction and encourages people in their efforts to quit smoking.
Exercise is a key component in the cardiac rehabilitation programme for patients who have had heart attacks, angioplasty and bypass surgery.
What are the benefits of physical activity?
- Aerobic exercise has specific benefits for the heart as it makes the heart work more efficiently during exercise and at rest. Brisk walking, skipping, jogging, bicycling, cross-country skiing and dancing are examples of aerobic exercises that increase endurance capacity.
- Improves flexibility and builds muscle.
How do I get fitter?
There are many programmes which improve physical fitness. They all take account of the frequency of exercise (how often), intensity (how hard you work), and the time taken to exercise. This is often referred to as the FIT formula.
The FIT Formula:
F = frequency (days per week)
I = intensity (how hard, e.g., easy, moderate, vigorous) or percent of heart rate
T = time (amount for each session or day)
How much should you do?
In healthy people, the recommended amount of exercise is 30 minutes of brisk activity on most preferably every day of the week at 50-75 percent of maximum heart rate. Moderate intensity physical activities for 30 minutes on most days also provides benefit. Physical activity need not be strenuous to bring health benefits. What is important is to include activity as part of the regular routine.
Regular Activities which are especially beneficial
- brisk walking, hiking, stair-climbing, aerobic exercise.
- jogging, running, bicycling, rowing and swimming.
- activities such as football, hurling and basketball that include continuous running
The training effects of such exercises are most apparent at intensities that exceed 50% of a person’s exercise capacity (maximum heart rate). Adults who maintain a regular routine of physical activity of longer duration or greater intensity are likely to have greater benefits. However, physical activity should not be overdone, since too much exercise can result in injury.
For people who are not able to exercise vigorously or who are sedentary:
Moderate-intensity activities, have long-term health benefits. They help lower the risk of heart diseases. These activities include
- walking for pleasure, gardening.
- house work, dancing and prescribed home exercise.
- recreational activities such as tennis, soccer, basketball.
Does exercise have other benefits?
In addition to the benefits of exercise on heart disease risk factors, exercise helps build healthy bones, muscles and joints, and reduces the risk of colon cancer. It also brings psychological benefits by reducing depression and anxiety and improves well-being.
Should I ask my doctor about exercise?
If you suffer from one of the following complaints, it is best to consult your doctor before proceeding with an exercise program.
- Heart disease.
- If you get chest pains with activities especially if it has occurred in the last month.
- Are prone to loose consciousness or get very dizzy.
- Extreme shortness of breath after activities.
- Your blood pressure is not adequately controlled (This may require a stress test to ensure your blood pressure does not get too high during activities).
- Bone or joint problems that could be made worse by activity.
- Insulin-dependent diabetes which is not properly controlled
- Planning to vigorously exercise after a long period of inactivity
If you have not got any of the above mentioned problems or have got your doctors approval, you should start by doing a gradually increasing, sensible programme of exercise that suits you. If problems arise like those listed above contact your doctor.”