3 Common Kettlebell Mistakes
When training with kettlebells, one thing that you have to bear in mind is that with
kettlebell training exercises, it is not always fun and games. If you are a beginner, it is critical that you pay attention to what you are doing and how you are doing it to minimize the occurrence of injuries.
Mistake 1: Opting For A Heavier Weight
For beginners, it is very easy for one to get caught up with so much excitement and the temptation to push yourself too hard. Yes, the challenge is good, but you have to do it gradually so that the body is not in shock. In other words, rather than jumping all in to start off with heavier weights, it is important that you start with what you can handle and progress slowly. When you add more weight than you can handle, you will only restrict in an improper form and increase the risk of having an injury. Whenever you are training, always ensure that your safety comes first. The best way to do this is ensuring that you select the right weight of kettlebell. Consult with a professional when you decide to choose the weights to start training with. Ensure that you are not mixing up the measurements and weights by learning the difference between meters and centimeters; and pounds and kilograms.
Mistake 2: Generating Force By Using The Upper Part Of The Body
As mentioned earlier, the kettlebell exercises often utilize movements of the whole body. This is what makes the training sessions twice effective. Unfortunately, there are so many people at the beginner level who try hard to muscle up their way throughthese workouts. It is important that you realize how this mightplace unnecessary strain on your upper body and try not to do it.
Mistake 3: Swinging The Kettlebell Too Fast
One important thing that you have to understand is that when you swing the kettlebell too fast, you risk losing control and pulling your muscles, something that could result in serious injuries. While it is often fun to swing the kettlebell with so much force after a very long day, there is a chance that this might do
more harm than good when your form is compromised.