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Kettlebell Fitness Craze Lifts Off


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  • Kettlebells offer a dynamic, whole-body exercise routine that incorporates cardiovascular, resistance and range-of-motion training into one workout
  • Using kettlebells in a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) format can burn more calories per minute than just about any other exercise
  • Kettlebell workouts can lead to enhanced back health and function and, among those with musculoskeletal pain, reductions in pain in your neck, shoulders and low back

By Dr. Mercola

Kettlebells are one of the hottest new fitness trends, but there’s actually nothing new about them. The weighted balls with handles were originally used in Russia during the 1700s, reportedly as a weight to measure grains and other goods.

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