There has been a lot of talk and discussion on the internet regarding the merits of using DIY kettlebells for building muscle and losing fat. If you haven't checked them out before then you are missing out. I am a firm believer of the power of the human body and getting stronger and fitter is something that should be incorporated into everyone's lifestyle whether it be a kid a teenager or just an old man or woman. With that being said lets take a brief look at kettlebell training and the strength training benefits of these incredible tools. Lets also look at how they can help you in your everyday life.
Firstly lets take a look at kettlebells and how they are so unique and different from dumbbells or barbells for that matter. They are very versatile tools because you can perform a huge array of kettlebell exercises with them. You can perform Russian bells, front squats, stiff-legged deadlifts, plyometric deadlifts, overhead press, snatching bench presses, single-legged deadlifts, Turkish get ups and much more. In fact the list is endless and the only limit is your imagination. This versatility makes them one of the best strength training tools you can purchase.
Another reason why kettlebells are so great is because of the weight plates that you can load onto them. Imagine having to drag a heavy iron kettlebell over your head while lifting a heavy steel weight plate on your back. With the pvc pipe handle you can lift this weight without any limitations or it may even cause you some problems as you are trying to keep it stable and balanced as you perform the lifts.
The biggest problem most people face when using their standard gym machines is they always end up putting the weight of the barbell on too much. This makes it difficult for the user to perform the required range of motion exercises or work out because they are always fighting to keep the kettlebells over their heads. With the use of diykettlebells you never have to worry about this as the handles of the kettlebells are designed to keep them at just the right level regardless of how much weight you put on them.
These handles also make it very convenient as you do not have to worry about the fact that you cannot get the weights to your chest as easily as you want to. This is where the other major benefits of kettlebell exercises come into play. Kettlebell workouts can be performed in just seconds but you must know what you are doing if you want to see results. You cannot go from a standing position to a hanging movement in seconds. You need to learn the exercises in order to perform them correctly otherwise your progress will be less than it could be.
You can take all of the above into consideration as well as the safety factor when you make homemade kettlebells for basketball. You should not only be able to make them yourself but make them in such a way that they look impressive to your friends and family. The design of them is also important as it is likely that many of them will hang off of the wall if you swing them around. The swing is what causes most of the strength behind the ball. If you were to make homemade kettlebells for basketball, then you would need something that was strong enough to handle the swinging action without breaking.