Kettlebell exercises can easily be used to create an effective workout plan. However having a wide array of equipment can allow you to create a very diverse and fun workout plan.
This article is for people who have a select few peices of equipment and want to use them to their best ability, thankfully there are many ways to use a bench with a kettlebell.
There are a lot of kettlebell horizontal pressing variations that are effective at developing the chest muscles. That being said for specifically improving the barbell bench press they are not an effective varaition.
Yes. Using a range of equipment would be more optimal as bodybuilders do not typically use many kettlebell variations but it can be done.
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