Drill For Better Balance


Whether you’ll be lugging bags of rock salt or wielding heavy power tools, kettlebell exercises may help improve your balance and reaction time, say Danish researchers. Workers who did kettlebell swings 3 days a week for 8 weeks were able to react more quickly and effectively to sudden forces that challenged their stability and co-ordination. The scientists hypothesise that kettlebell training may help your muscles contract rapidly—an essential part of maintaining balance. To reap similar benefits, follow the workers’ lead: Perform 30 seconds of kettlebell swings and rest for 30 to 60 seconds. Do 10 sets total.



Text edited by Michael Easter. Image by Levi Brown


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