Kettlebell exercise isn’t often associated with building muscle. That being said kettlebell exercises can be used to build lean muscle. Add these kettlebell exercises into your training and workout routine to successfully build muscle with kettlebells.
Kettlebells arn’t the most effective ways to build muscle as they require a lot of core stabilisation which can be the limiting factor. That being said they are still effective, especially if that the only type of equipment you have access to. Here are some of the most effective kettlebell exercises for building muscle.
Yes, they can be used to great effect to build muscle. That being said, dumbbells and barbells are much more widely used and are more effective in general if your sole goal is muscle growth.
Building muscles requires doing 6-12 working sets (sets close to failure) per muscle group per week. So chose weights where you can do this for each muscle group. Building muscle takes time so be sure to be patient.
You will want a range of kettlebells that are moderately heavy for each movement patterns. For example you will want a kettlebell that is heavy in the hinge movement patterns but you’ll also want one in the vertical press movement pattern which will be much lighter.
There is no one best exercise for building muscle. That being said, each muscle group has more effective exercises than others. for example avoiding single arm exercises when doing hypertrophy training as they require a lot of core stabilisation, avoiding complex exercises that cannot be loaded with high repetitions.
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This resource was written by Sean Klein. Sean Richard Klein has thousands of hours of coaching experience and a BSc in Sports Science with Management from Loughborough University. He owns a gym in Bayonne France, CrossFit Essor, which runs group classes and a Personal training studio.