Kettlebell training traces its history back to the 1800s to a Russian physician named Vladislav Kraevsky, who is considered to be the Russian founding father of Olympic weight training. Originally used to counterbalance scales while measuring grain, the kettlebell is in essence, a farming weight. It is now a popular training tool in most gyms and exercise programs.
Training with the kettlebell increases capacity for work and develops power. The ballistic nature of kettlebell training greatly improves cardiovascular fitness while also strengthening the core, hips, legs, lower back, and arms. Kettlebell is quite effective, given most programs stimulate the muscles better than traditional cardio-only exercises. Kettlebell enables an increase in physical strength, speed and overall endurance simultaneously. Most kettlebell exercises flow together making routines a natural fit in any program or as a standalone regiment.