Kettle bells have been in use in the fitness industry for a long time now. They have been used for quite a few centuries by athletes from Russia. Kettle bells look like a tea kettle and are lifted and swung during a typical weight lifting session.
One major area of concern has always been weight training when one is suffering from back pain. Normally, people are weary of training with or lifting weight when one is suffering from back pain. However, there is enough scientific evidence to suggest that the use of kettle bells can help deal with back pain.
Using Kettle Bells to Deal with Back Pains
One of the most promising areas of research in this field came from a team of Danish researchers who conducted their study with 40 pharma workers. These pharmaceutical workers suffered from shoulder, neck and back pains and were put through either a kettle bell based workout or a normal routine. The study was conducted over 8 weeks with the kettle bells sessions lasting for around 20 minutes for 2 or 3 times a week.
The results of the study was that the group training with kettle bells reported significantly lower levels of pain in the pain affected areas when compared to the group that worked out with normal weights. Lower back pain was down by 57 percent and shoulder and neck pains down by 46 percent.
General Care with Kettle Bells
Desk bound jobs tend to create a lot of problems for the back and neck regions. Working out with kettle bells can help reinforce the posterior muscles and thus enhance blood flow to lower back, glutes and even the leg muscles.
Kettle bells also help by working out multiple muscles of the body at a single time. This enables the body to learn how to move as one cohesive unit. Using kettle bells will see the individual working the muscles in the quads, abs and glutes.
It is best to work with kettle bells under the guidance of a qualified instructor. Kettle bells are generally swung between the legs and it is best to learn how to control it in a proper and controlled manner. A 20 minute workout with kettle bells can help burn around 21 calories in a minute.
Thus kettle bells can certainly help in reducing backaches and with the proper usage, it can be a great aid in aerobic exercise as well.