Month: September 2009

Kettlebells reinvented as the trendiest new fitness tool

After being used consistently by the Russian military for over 200 years, the Kettlebell has shrugged off its iron curtain image and reinvented itself as the trendiest new fitness tool. Looking like cannonballs with handles, celebrities love them and it’s not just macho types like Sylvester Stallone and Matthew McConaughey either. The likes of Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Aniston and Geri Halliwell are all fans and even Premier League giants Chelsea and Liverpool have incorporated them into their training regimes So what is the difference between exercising with a kettlebell and lifting barbells or free weights?