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Cable Pull Through vs. Kettlebell Swing – Differences and Benefits

Many free weight lifters do not have a full comprehension of how cross training with the kettlebell can assist them both in their overall fitness and with their free lifting goals. In the following article, a comparison is made between the kettlebell swing and the cable pull. As noted both exercises target the glutes, hamstrings, and […]

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NFL Workout with the Kettlebell for Football Players

Kettlebells are being used by professional NFL athletes because of the dynamic nature of the kettlebell workout. NFL players are discovering that they make an ideal tool to use for active, whole body sports like football because of their comprehensive impact. Since, kettlebells (used properly) engage full muscle groups dynamically, large muscle groups for the […]

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Kettlebell Workout for Pitchers to Prevent Injuries

As mentioned in my last post, the shoulders are key areas for many athletes. Baseball pitchers in particular are susceptible to shoulder injuries and surgery. Unfortunately, shoulder injuries and pitchers are quite common. While it is important to balance rest and use, the best thing a pitcher can do to prevent injuries is to use […]

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The 5 Best Kettlebell Exercises for the Shoulders

Shoulders are one of the most important yet most vulnerable parts of the body for active athletes. Baseball players, especially pitchers, regularly overstress this ball and socket joint resulting in the very common Tommy John surgery. The shoulders are also important for quarterbacks in football, boxers and other contact sports which use the shoulders to […]

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Selecting Your Kettlebell- Two Primary Categories

While there are a number of variations on a theme, there are two common types of kettlebells: the cast-iron classic, or fitness kettlebell and the steel competition, or sport kettlebell. In spite of their names, the competition kettlebell can be used for fitness goals and the classic bell can be used for competition. However, there […]

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Kettlebell Competitions Continue to Grow- Scottish Open Results

from the Hull Daily Mail  |  original article by Lucy Leeson on February 18, 2014 The kettlebell continues to grow internationally from its roots as a counter weight for produce in Eastern Europe. At the Scottish Open recently 3 members of the Hull Kettlebell Club won gold and silver medals at one of the UK’s biggest kettlebell competition, […]

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Kettlebellers from Belarus Set New World Records

Kettlebells go as far back as Greece. In fact, at the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, in Athens Greece, a 143 kg kettlebell (Uh, that would be a little over 315 lbs. folks. Don’t try that at home.) is stored with an inscription which says, “Bibon heaved up me above a head by one head”. Originally, […]

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American Kettlebellers Show How Kettlebell Training for Competitions Can Help Build Endurance, Strength and Weight Loss

For those not experienced with Kettlebells, they may not understand how effective they can be in developing your strength as well as your muscular tone and/or bulk. Not as highly covered as other fitness events the American Kettlebell Alliance Nationals are held annually in New York City.  Noted by the Fairfax County Times online Marty […]

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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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