Learn How to Train like a Russian!!
Introducing the Kettlebell
If you’ve read through any fitness publication over the past 12 months, people have been writing are articles about kettlebells being the “new way to get fit”. This is the first thing you’ll read about the kettlebell that isn’t true (and prepare yourself for more). You only have to look at the crude shape of a kettlebell to know that kettlebells have been around for a long time.
Originating in Russian 2000 years ago the kettlebell has been used by strongmen and athletes throughout history.
Whilst they have been used by those in the know, the kettlebell seems to have been fitness’s best kept secret for all this time. Then approximately 10 years ago, the craze began to gain popularity in the US. Nowadays you see KBs everywhere, with celebrities pointing to them as the “key to their success”.
With this popularity come the inevitable problems. There are a number of fitness professionals out there “creating 6-packs with kettlebells” but my advice would be to look for articles and information from people who’ve used kettlebells as a tool for fitness for many years. Avoid riding the wave.
All of the information on this site is based upon experiences I have had. I’m not a scientist so I have not written overly scientific explanations. Science is important and that’s why I leave that bit to the experts. Read the science and digest it. But you need to understand what “works” for you. I’ve kept this site simple with the information you need to get started and the benefit of all my experiences using kettlebells as my primary tool for strength.
A Closer Look
The most frequently used and simplest way to describe a
Kettlebell, or girya as it’s known in Russia, is a cannonball with a
handle. It is typically made of cast iron or steel.
The handle, often referred to as the “horns” is small enough
for one hand to sit snugly inside and just big enough to just hold
with both hands. As with anything, there are different shapes and
sizes, depending on the quality and manufacturer, and given the
kettlebells increased popularity in the fitness industry a number of
cheaper options are coming on the market. The important thing:
Whilst it is just a piece of metal you do get what you pay for when
buying a Kettlebell so read “How to choose a Kettlebell” for more
We advise seeking medical advice prior to
beginning any excercise routine to make sure you choose the right routine
for your level of physical conditioning.
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and the owners of this site are not responsible for any injuries
sustained while following the excersises and routines found on this site.