I love Kettlebells
There reasons are numerous so let me start by saying that I am biased. Since 2002 when I was first introduced to the Kettlebell to current day they have been apart of my health and wellness program personally and professionally.
I have accomplished personally numerous goals around strength and conditioning as a result of the kettlebell and with the kettlebell. But even beyond this is my professional success around teaching the Kettlebell to thousands of people in 1 on 1 and class settings. The success of my students brings me far more joy as I get to share something I am passionate about, believe and know my shit thanks to learn and training with the best of the best.
Even though I do not teach at certifications which I must admit is a bummer because they are amazing experiences. And, even though I have no direct affiliation with any organization I am as passionate as ever to continue to share in the various platforms in which i am fortunate to do so. Especially thankful to Apple Computers and the community we have created for the opportunity to work with a stellar group of people and athletes.
So why else do I love Ketltlebells
- Work capacity. Hard to find a tool where one can move an object over a wide range of motion, with good mechanics, under duress and recover so quickly. It is amazing how my students push the envelope in terms of weight moved under time constraints. 45 Minutes of the on the minute work using the basics in various complexes and combinations with simple patterns produces enormous results.
- Recovery. It amazes me how these same students come multiple days in a row, multiple times a week. Again same basic movements in a varying patterns and yet they recover and perform as asked.
- Fitness personified. I know my crossfit friends can appreciate working under intensity and performing consistently day in and day out. These Kettlebellers are super fit.
- Limited injuries. work capacity, recovery, programming, efficient mechanics, intelligently designed tool that allows a person to use physics to assist with all the above.
Again I can on, but 14 years later my love and appreciation for Kettlebells only grows. So many to thank for helping me along this path to realization. And, I love seeing all the newly minted teachers sharing their education and passion and expanding awareness around the brilliance of the kettlebell. Even if it is just a part of a larger movement pool, it is a tool that will only help increase your likelihood of achieving your fitness and health goals.