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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 Kettlebell, 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 MMA training since it promotes ballistic exercises. These ballistic exercises combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training.

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

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