Why kettlebell exercises are great for your body as you get older
“Older men should focus more on overall mobility, function and strength,” Odden says. “Slow and steady wins here. … A few examples include exercises like handstands, Indian clubs or kettlebell movements.”
Kettlebell Krusher Says:
There is no better way to increase strength, function, and mobility than regularly performing kettlebell exercises. The article brings up a good point about declining testosterone levels in men when they reach their mid-thirties. It feels like everything starts to decline at that point.
I remember it wasn’t that long ago when I would be able to eat whatever I want, whenever I want. There was no worry about gaining weight as my metabolism took care of that. While I was active in my late teens and early twenties, I started to become sedentary in my mid-to-late twenties. It didn’t matter.
Next thing I know, this same lifestyle I’ve been living finally caught up. I became way overweight and although I didn’t realize it at the time, my mood was negatively affected too. I decided something needed to be done. My course of action was to get into the habit of using kettlebells on a regular basis. Little did I know that losing weight was just one benefit gained from their use.
Old can be a relative term. At 37, I don’t think I’m old, but sometimes my body feels that way! Since using kettlebells, I have more energy, strength, and mobility in addition to losing weight. When you stick to it, they really do work miracles. As long as you’re using a kettlebell size that isn’t too heavy or light, the benefits should become apparent within a couple weeks. Set aside 3-5 days per week with 20 or 30-minute sessions and I have no doubt you’ll experience these same benefits.