In the previous article, we made a presentation of what a kettlebell is, and what advantages its use has, also explaining several exercises. Now, in this second installment, we will finish explaining the most important exercises that we have left pending.
Exercises with kettlebell
Relationship of kettebells to martial arts
- The swing in its extension phase, stimulates the extensor musculature (buttocks and lumbar). This gesture of extension is used to bridge the exits when we fight on the ground (positions Hon kesa, Yoko, Tate and Kami). It is also very important in kicks.
- In the clean and press,we take advantage of the force generated in the extension of the legs, and that we transmit through the hip, reinforcing the extension of the arm. For example when throwing a punch.
- The windmill is a movement that enhances the transfer to the hip projections.
- The Turkish get up,considered the favorite of grapplers, favors the start from a lying position.
- The bottom up press is excellent for stimulating the correct alignment of the fist with respect to the rest of the forearm, and also gain strength in the wrist. When we hit, the entire arm should act as a block, to make the most of the energy transmitted by the hip.