The Kettlebell Training Guide has now been superceded by the Elite Fitness Manual. Click here for details.
We’ve had some great feedback on the Ring Training guide, so I’m confident the Kettlebell Guide will be just as effective.
Kettlebell Training Guide content
So what’s in it? Mainly step-by-step instruction on all the major kettlebell exercises, including:
- Press – shoulder, waiter and bottom-up
- Turkish Get-up
In other words, everything you need to get started with your shiny new kettlebell. Short of actually going to a kettlebell seminar, this guide is probably your best bet to ensure that you are getting your technique right. Kettlebells are not the easiest things in the world to handle (that’s the whole point), so some clear instruction will take you a long way.
Here is what Andrew has to say about kettlebell training in his guide:
“A kettlebell, in spite of the hype, is neither a gym in the palm of your hand, an item that flenses fat from your body, nor builds indestructible bullet-proof abs: that’s done by hard work, skill, determination and diet.
However, if it can be swung and lifted with correct form, it confers on the user a variety of strength, power and CV-based improvements that, some insist, outstrip conventional training methods.”
I like Andrew’s honesty here; he’s not a kettlebell evangelist but recognises the contribution of kettlebells to the strength and conditioning arsenal.
I feel the same way: there are some kettlebell exercises that I love, like the swing and the Turkish get-up, and they are just not the same with a dumbbell. But like any training method, you get out of it what you put in. So, get stuck in and let me know what you think!
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