The kettlebell is a cast iron weight looking somewhat like a cannonball with a handle.
By encouraging the body to work as one integrated unit, kettlebell training differs from traditional weight training routines due to the fact it incorporates a series of dynamic, whole body, multi-directional moves which combine to provide the ultimate fat-burning, functional workout in less time than that of conventional methods with dumbbells, barbells and resistance machines.
Due to its ability to simultaneously develop strength, speed, flexibility, muscular endurance and cardiovascular capacity, this has led to extensive celebrity endorsement. In addition, kettlebell training has been utilised by a wide array of top flight sports teams, martial artists and military personnel.
Along with a well conditioned and toned torso increased definition in glutes, thighs, hips and arms are great benefits as a result of kettlebell training.