Kettlebell Training-2nd Edition
BookKettlebells have been around for hundreds of years but have seen rapid international growth over the last decade. It is no wonder that kettlebells have become so popular across the world: They provide an effective and inexpensive tool for improving mobility; promote fat loss; increase endurance, strength, and power; and enhance sport performance.
Kettlebell Training, Second Edition, is an easy-to-use, no-nonsense guide that will get you started on setting goals, assessing your fitness level, and selecting exercises. You’ll learn how to exercise safely and efficiently to maximize results with 69 kettlebell programs—from beginner to advanced—for mobility, fat loss, endurance, strength, power, and sport performance. The nearly 100 exercises are accompanied by step-by-step instructions, detailed photo sequences, and training tips—instantly accessible and perfect for at home or in the gym. Also included are information about common errors and error corrections as well as sport-specific cross-training programs.
In the second edition, renowned kettlebell expert and certified strength and conditioning expert Steve Cotter provides insight into the history and value of kettlebell training. He examines the world of kettlebell sport in an interview with kettlebell sport world champion Denis Vasilev and devotes a chapter to kettlebell competition. In addition, the second edition will help you to better understand the lifestyle of kettlebell training, demonstrating how kettlebells fit into overall fitness, health, and well-being.
More than exercises, Kettlebell Training contains proven programs that will produce results. Whether you are training for performance, appearance, or general fitness, Kettlebell Training has the exercises, programs, and advice you need for the results you want. It’s a complete guide that you’ll turn to again and again.
AudienceRecreational and competitive athletes, personal trainers, and strength and conditioning coaches looking to add or amp up kettlebell training.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. The Kettlebell Advantage
Chapter 2. Getting Started With Kettlebells
Chapter 3. Exercise Principles
Chapter 4. Basic Nutrition
Chapter 5. Setting Goals, Assessing Fitness, and Training Safely
Chapter 6. Warming Up and Cooling Down
Chapter 7. Basic Exercises
Chapter 8. Intermediate Exercises
Chapter 9. Advanced Exercises
Chapter 10. Creating a Customized Fitness Program
Chapter 11. Sport-Specific Training Programs
Chapter 12. Training for Kettlebell as a Sport
Chapter 13. Holistic Lifestyle of Kettlebell Training
Quotes“Kettlebell sport is an extraordinarily effective physical and mental activity. I’m grateful to Steve Cotter for bringing kettlebell workouts and kettlebell sport to the next level by making it easy to understand and easy for the fitness community to accept. Kettlebell Training, Second Edition, is the most comprehensive and well-organized guide to training with kettlebells. It is a must-read for anyone interested in getting fit with kettlebells.”
—Denis Vasilev, Kettlebell Sport World Champion
“Anyone looking to improve their movement skills, and overall health and well-being, will find exactly what they are looking for in Steve Cotter’s new edition of Kettlebell Training.”
—David Weck, Founder of WeckMethod and Inventor of the BOSU Balance Trainer
“Steve Cotter is the world’s leading authority in kettlebell training. This book should be your number one resource.”
—Jose Vazquez, PT, CSCS, Major League Strength Coach for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club
“Steve Cotter has turned the martial arts aspect of kettlebell into an art form. His book, Kettlebell Training, will help you efficiently achieve your fitness goals and improve your well-being.”
—Xande Ribeiro, IBJJF Hall of Famer
ExcerptsHistory of kettlebell and kettlebell sport
Sample kettlebell training programs
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