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Kettlebell in MMA

Written on July 31, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Kettlebell exercises are also being used in MMA nowadays. But what is Kettlebell anyway?

The , or Girya in Russian, is a cast iron weight which akin to a cannonball plus the handle. Its size may vary from four pounds to 175 pounds, with “pood” used to refer to measurements. A pood roughly tantamount to 35 pounds.

Kettlebell exercises are sometimes used in training since it promotes ballistic exercises. These ballistic exercises combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training.

Compared to traditional dumbbells, the kettlebell’s center of mass is extended beyond the hand that facilitates ballistic and swinging movements. A typical exercise that uses this kind of instrument builds strength and endurance — especially in the lower back, legs, shoulders and grip. Its basic movements are swing, snatch, clean and jerk. These basic movements engage the entire body at the same time, mimicking farm works such as shoveling.

However, kettlebell exercises can be dangerous to those who have shoulder and back problems, or those with weak core.

More on Kettlebell exercises will be posted soon, so just keep it posted here at Fighting Insider.


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