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Get In Shape For Summer With Kettlebells

Popular Workout Helps Users Swing Into Summer Fitness

03/08/08 - With the summer months fast approaching, more and more fitness clubs and personal trainers across the country are taking a new approach to helping their clients get in shape for bathing suit season - training with kettlebells - says online kettlebells resource Russian (

"The recent interest in kettlebells means that they can now be found in many neighborhood fitness centers across the country, or through local certified personal trainers," said a spokesperson for the website. "Places where they weren’t available just two years ago."

Resembling a cannonball with a handle attached, kettlebells are iron weights that were once used by the Russian Red Army at the turn of the 20th century to build lean muscle and explosive strength in its soldiers. Many of the exercises associated with kettlebells require the user to swing the weight, making the kettlebell workout a fun and unique experience for both beginning and veteran weight lifters.

"The kettlebell workout has gained a well-deserved reputation for producing fast results in overall strength, muscle tone, and definition," the spokesperson continued. "As a result, many people are turning to kettlebells during the spring as a way to jump start their fitness goals before the summer months arrive."

To learn more about kettlebells, including workout tips and exercise routines, please visit Russian on the web at

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About was established in 2004 as the authority in online resources for kettlebells, kettlebell training DVD's, and kettlebell exercise programs. Also featuring related strength and conditioning products such as clubbells, the site has maintained a high profile as one of the premier online destinations for information on training with kettlebells.

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