Archive for January, 2013


Three Kettlebell Exercises for Athletes

 great kettlebell exercise for athletes covered in a previous post is the two arm swing. This exercise uses nearly every major muscle group through a smooth, swinging motion that actively incorporates the core muscles. The core muscles are engaged because they are necessary to stabilize the body while your  center of gravity constantly shifts throughout […]

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Kettlebell Training and Athletes- even High Performance Pros

s kettlebell training suitable for athletes, even high level ones? Well, as it turns out, they can be a great addition to an athletes training regimen and offer highly transferable benefits. Plus, they are easy to add to your current weight training routine.  Some benefits include: You can mimic the movements needed in your sport […]

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Kettlebells and Free Weights- How do they differ?

  here are differences in training with a kettlebell or training with free weights or dumbbells that are subtle yet significant. Let’s take a look at what those differences are and how they impact you. Kettlebells were NOT originally designed as exercise tools. They originated in Europe centered mainly in Russia from a counter weight […]

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Choosing Your Kettlebell: Sizing Up Your Handle

n choosing your kettlebell, it is important to consider the handle. The handle and your grip are important in controlling your movements and preventing injury. Here are some important factors to consider in sizing up the handle: Handle Surface If your handle surface is too rough, it can tear up your hands. If it is […]

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