Kettlebell workouts and battle ropes are two of the best exercises that few people do. When people hire a personal trainer, they often do so because they want to explore different workout options or figure out some new moves to get them past a plateau. A trainer or fitness professional will tell you how important proper form is, as well as hand protection, and yes there even are gloves for kettlebells and battling ropes that are better than others. Here's a great video demo showing 12 battling ropes exercises you could try on your own the next time you're at the gym.
The Ultimate Battling Ropes Workout
Gloves for Kettlebell Workout
Just about any exercise you do with dumbbells or weightlifting, you can do with kettlebells. Some would even argue that the good old fashioned kettlebell can give you a more functional workout. This is due to the fact that more muscle groups are engaged when you're using the bells, and that's the point! When you're doing a chest press for example, you're really only moving the weight in one plane. The chest muscles are the primary movers and the delts and triceps are secondary.
Assuming you were wearing your gloves for kettlebells and tried doing kettlebell swings. The movement is rather simple, you're swinging the weight from a dead hang between your legs out in front of you to should height. The major muscles engaged are the shoulders with the forearms and upper back muscles assisting. However, because the nature of the weight training and the movement itself, you have to fight being thrown off center. This means that your core muscles, glutes, quads, and hamstrings are all assisting the movement. They're keeping you in place and provide the thrust to push / pull the kettlebell out in front of you.
GymPaws® Original Leather Weight Lifting Grips are ideal gloves for kettlebells as well as for a battling ropes workout. The slightly padded leather palm protects against callus causing friction while enhancing your grip. Most importantly the four finger loops on the Neoprene backing keep them in place. You don't need a traditional gym glove with all the extra padding and materials getting in the way.
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