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Vol VI 2015

Vol VI 2015


Strength Report: Taking Your Program to the Next Level with Kettlebells

by: Dan Leary
Strength and Conditioning Coach Seaside High School (OR)
© Vol VI 2015

Kettlebells have been around for centuries but were brought to the United States by Pavel Tsatsouline in the early 1990s. People quickly fell in love with them as they are portable and can train strength, endurance or both with grinds and ballistics. A grind is a slow strength lift like the deadlift, squat, press or get up. Ballistics include the swing, clean and snatch. The hardest thing about using kettlebells is getting good coaching so an athlete can be proficient with using them.

As a certified kettlebell instructor, kettlebells clearly helps our teamís training. The biggest reason we use the kettlebells is that five of the six basic kettlebell exercises (the swing, goblet squat, deadlift, clean and press, and the Turkish get up) are all corrective exercises for the Functional Movement Screen. Simply put, kettlebells he....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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