The Typical Kettlebell Body

Kettlebell experts love to talk at length about all the features of kettlebells, but what most novices want to know is whether a kettlebell body is better than what you get when you do other sorts of exercises.

The good news is that the typical kettlebell body has no weak links, since ‘bell training is full-body, functional training. But if you’re looking for an extreme — such as huge muscles, or marathon conditioning, or sport-specific skill — kettlebells won’t automatically get you there.

Conditioning leads to the prototypical kettlebell body

The typical kettlebell body is lean and conditioned

The well-conditioned kettlebell body

Kettlebell training is for the long term. You don’t just jump right in, swing a ‘bell around for a week or two, then go off and do something else. It’s the sort of workout that lends itself very well to pulling off an amazing body-composition change, but this takes time and perseverence.

If you stick with kettlebell training, make it the focus of a well-balanced fitness routine, and couple it with a good diet that’s targeted at the sort of change you’re looking to accomplish, it’ll give you more than all the other easy workout routines. But you have to work it.

The body you get from kettlebells could best be described as “whip-cord” strong. Nobody is going to promise that you’ll grow huge working with ‘bells, but if you focus on a gaining diet along with your training, there’s no reason you can’t put on muscle mass and get much, much stronger all throughout your ranges of motion than you are currently.

The kettlebell body is one of non-ostentatious strength, pliable flexibility, and injury resistance.