These kettlebell exercises are the basics, Cleans, Jerks, Snatches, Long-Cycle Clean & Jerks .... The deeper you go into the basics, the more profound your kettlebell training career will become.Save the kettlebell training circus tricks for your off days or your active recovery days.
You've got to love these old photos. They display feats of strength and athleticism far beyond much of what we see today. Fortunately the older training methods and tools are coming back into play. There clearly must have been then and there still are benefits to kettlebell training.
15 Snatches Left
20 Walking Swings Left
15 Snatches Right
20 Walking Swings Right
12/9/6/3 Snatches and a constant 20 Walking Swings
While performing kettlebell windmills it is essential that the back leg (the leg that is supporting most of your weight) remains vertical to the ground. Think of it as a pillar that supports your structure. Additionally the arm that is supporting the kettlebell overhead also remains vertical with a fully extended elbow throughout the entire movement.
Sorry about the photo quality, not sure how to enhance these or make them larger. If you look close there's kettlebells by their feet. From my understanding, these photos are of Nazi troops during WW2 kettlebelltraining. There's another photo of them throwing their kettlebells into the air.
Double Kettlebell Overhead Presses alternated with Pull-ups.
The former Soviet Union chose Kettlebell Training as it's primary means of fitness simply because it reached a large portion of their population. Kettlebell Training proved effective for elite Soviet troups and little old grandmas and the village fair.
Yesterday I got in 15/15 Kettlebell Snatches with the 24kg. I felt great, could have probably pulled out a few more. Working up to 40/40 before the end of the year. Looks promising, I'll post updates. Of course Bella is very supportive, Enjoy!
We had a great time this weekend working with all the RKC canidates. Congrats to all! It was great to see people that we have worked with pass all the requirements as well. A special congrats to Sharon Tasman, Matt Godina, and Carrie Dale, it has been a pleasure training with the three of you prior to your RKC weekend.
In a post form Dragon Door...
45 out of the 57 candidates passed all the requirements and were awarded the RKC certification. This translates into a 79% pass rate for the training.Many congratulations to our strong new group of RKCs:
Jonathan Barber, RKC Ryan Bishop, RKC Cody Bramlett, RKC John Buckley, RKC Michael Capper, RKC Carrie Dale, RKC John Davis, RKC Amy Dudley, RKC Antony Fernandes, RKC Gary Gant, RKC Rolando Garcia, RKC Sara Georges, RKC Cynthia Glass, RKC Matthew Godina, RKC Patrick Gould, RKC Carol Happ, RKC Connie Hardie, RKC Dee Hayes, RKC Michael House, RKC Richard Hruby, RKC Ruggy Joesten, RKC Bret Kottler, RKC Eric Leverenz, RKC Nicole Martino, RKC Mike McLaughlin, RKC Kelli Meier, RKC Andrey Patenko, RKC Mark Piscope, RKC Travis Riviera, RKC Harinder Sabharwal, RKC Phil Scarito, RKC John Shaeffer, RKC Jessie Shea, RKC Renee Sliviak, RKC John Smaltz, RKC Robyn Smith, RKC Nathan Sobcazak, RKC Jason Struck, RKC Anton Summers, RKC Sharon Tasman, RKC Jason Therrien, RKC Jason Turko, RKC Bob Uguccioni, RKC Dom Uguccioni, RKC Kim Vigsbo, RKC
Kettlebell Training isn't just about swings, snatches, and more swings and snatches. The versatility allows kettlebell training to go far beyond the training you'll experience with other training tools.
Here the kettlebells are used in lieu of parallel bars to support an L-Sit, talk about core strength and stabilization.
The Two Hands Anyhow can be performed with a variety of tools and in several different ways. Here it is showed with a barbell and a kettlebell. We often do the windmill variation of the Two Hands Anyhow.