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Impact Blue Lakes Kettlebells have on Fitness Routines

Impact Blue Lakes Kettlebells have on Fitness Routines

The kettlebell may look like a medieval accessory, but it is the latest tool in strength training and jump-starting stagnant workouts. According to a new study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise, adding newly designed kettlebell equipment to your workout can boost aerobic capacity while also building core strength and balance.

About the study

Experts at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science conducted a full-fledged training study. Thirty men and women all had some experience with strength training exercise and were randomly divided into a control group and an experimental group. After thorough pretesting to train in the correct use of kettlebells, the experimental group began an eight-week training period. Twice a week, the subjects participated in an hour-long kettlebell class led by a pair of certified trainers.

The results

At the end of the study, the experimental group boosted their abdominal core strength by 70 percent over the control group. Most surprising—aerobic capacity increased 13.8 percent over the control group. Dr. John Porcari, head of the University’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science, said these were unexpected benefits.

“You don’t really do resistance training expecting to get an aerobic capacity benefit, and you don’t do resistance training and expect to improve your core strength,” Porcari said. “But with kettlebells you’re able to get a wide variety of benefits with one pretty intense workout.”

Proper form and equipment

Adding kettlebell workouts to your home gym can bring a new dimension to your fitness, but with some practical advice. It’s best to source the latest equipment from Blue Lakes Iron, because kettlebell quality has a direct impact on the quality of your workouts. If you're serious about achieving your strength and fat burning goals, then you need to make sure the equipment you use is made of the highest quality materials and can stand up to any tough workout or environment. Blue Lakes Iron is made from one solid piece of cast iron, so you can rest assured that it will not only last a long time, but also be able to handle any demanding exercise routine or challenging conditions you put it through. With Blue Lakes Iron, you can be sure that you'll have the best equipment to help you reach your strength and fat loss goals.

  •  Look for powder coated cast iron kettlebells. Many kettlebells are coated with paint which could chip, peel, or even hide imperfections in the metal. 
  • Blue Lakes Iron kettlebells are cast in one piece with flat bottoms giving a competition level balance for fewer wobbles and better performance.
  • Wider handles allow you to perform exercises with one hand or two hands with a consistent handle diameter even as you increase weights.

Above all, kettlebell training is a journey. Don’t think you can jump right into training with 40-pound weights which is why Blue Lakes Iron features kettlebells in five-pound increments from 15-45 pounds. To replicate the kettlebell study, remember Individuals in the study were tested on leg presses, upright rows and shoulder presses to assess grip strength, core strength, and overall muscle group strength before training. Experts recommend a few training sessions with a certified instructor before starting kettlebell training.

USA made; USA proud

During the pandemic, it was hard to find kettlebells because the overseas supply chain dried up. It was impossible to find them even on the used marketplace. Blue Lakes Iron kettlebells are gym-quality cast iron made in the United States by iron foundry experts and are always in stock. Ask serious kettlebell trainers and they’ll recommend buying the highest quality equipment you can for long term durability and results.

For information on ordering, shop our full line here. 

If you want to be strong and slim, your gear needs to outlast you! Blue Lakes Iron is a single, solid piece that can handle any tough session or environment.