Kettlebell, small humble exercise equipment has been gaining massive popularity in the past few years. Naturally, it has a ton of benefits. The equipment can be used to perform multiple exercises that help gain strength, enhance core stability, gain endurance, flexibility, and even tone the body.
But kettlebell exercises are believed to be exceptionally challenging. This is because the muscles of your entire body are engaged while performing any exercise using this equipment. People often complain about intense muscle pain and soreness after working with a kettlebell and for the same reason they do not try is ever again.
Ahead are some of the most common reasons people’s body start getting sore after doing a workout with kettlebells.
Because you are doing it for the first time
- You might have mastered the skill of lifting dumbbells and barbells, but if you are performing any exercise with a kettlebell for the first time then you will surely feel a little sore. Your muscles will hurt whenever you will try a new exercise. In kettlebell exercises, our muscles work differently and it takes time for our body to get used to it. So, do not give up as soreness is pretty normal in the beginning.
Because your muscles are stretching
- Kettlebell exercises target the muscles of your entire body. Whether you perform kettlebell squats or swings your muscles lengthen rather than contracting, which causes more muscle pain. Repeating any kettlebell exercise rigorously or takin too much volume can also be an issue. So, start slow and increase your intensity with time.
- Because your form is incorrect
- This is a common problem for a lot of people. They focus more on the number of repetitions and weight of the kettlebell, rather than worrying about their form. It is crucial to coordinate the movement of your body with the kettlebell. Any mistake can put unnecessary pressure on your muscle and in the end, you will feel sore and uncomfortable.