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Kettlebell Training PDF

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    Kettlebells have been around for centuries, but it’s only in recent years that the all-in-one handheld gym has taken the fitness world by storm. In 2011 alone, nearly 47 million Americans used some form of hand weights, and the popularity of kettlebells continues to rise thanks to the way they help improve strength, endurance, coordination, and balance.

    Few people are more knowledgeable about the benefits of kettlebell use than Steve Cotter. A leading kettlebell expert, martial artist, and certified strength and conditioning specialist, Cotter has trained professional football teams, Navy SEALs, and the United States Marine Corps. After providing instruction on kettlebell training to fitness, strength, and conditioning professionals in more than 40 countries, he shares his expertise in this authoritative resource featuring over XX exercises.

    Offering extensive coverage on getting started with kettlebells—including setting goals, assessing fitness, and using safe technique—this easy-to-use, instantly accessible guide features step-by-step instructions for each exercise along with photo sequences depicting key movements. Kettlebell Training also boasts detailed information on strengthening and toning muscles in specific body regions, creating customized programs for general conditioning, and training for specific sports such as football, soccer, tennis, golf, and mixed martial arts.

    Considered among the ultimate training tools for fat loss, kettlebells deliver an effective, inexpensive, and fun workout. Kettlebell Training is the no-nonsense guide that athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and strength and conditioning specialists have been waiting for.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. The Kettlebell Advantage

    Chapter 2. Getting Started With Kettlebells

    Chapter 3. Exercise Principles

    Chapter 4. Setting Goals, Assessing Fitness, and Training Safely

    Chapter 5. Warming Up and Cooling Down

    Chapter 6. Basic Exercises

    Chapter 7. Intermediate Exercises

    Chapter 8. Advanced Exercises

    Chapter 9. Creating a Customized Training Program

    Chapter 10. Sport-Specific Training Programs

    About the Author

    Steve Cotter draws from a diverse background as a champion athlete and cutting-edge trainer in developing some of the most exciting programs in strength and conditioning today. He continues to research and implement the most effective training methods in kettlebell training, martial arts, qigong, strength and conditioning, athletics, and the human performance fields.

    Cotter shares his years of experience as a martial artist, world-class athlete, and fitness coach in designing and supervising programs for those who take their training seriously. He is the founder and director of the International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation (IKFF) and an international lecturer and teacher in more than 40 countries. He consults with numerous professional sport teams, including the NFL's San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers; Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, and Los Angeles Dodgers; and the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks. He is a subject matter expert to the U.S. Navy SEALs, a strength and conditioning trainer for the United States Marines, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

    Cotter is also the creator of both the authoritative Encyclopedia of Kettlebell Lifting DVD series and the Full KOntact Kettlebells System and best-selling DVD series.

    Reviews

    "There is no one better suited to write the book on kettlebell training than Steve Cotter. If you are looking to get fit or take your athletic ability to the next level, you have both the tool and the teacher to get you there."  

    David Weck-- Inventor and CEO BOSU Fitness, LLC, Creator of WeckMethod

    “Steve Cotter taught me the basics of kettlebell lifting at a time when I didn’t have any clue about kettlebells. They’ve become a staple in my training program and my athletes’ programs ever since.”

    Sean Skahan-- Strength and Conditioning Coach, Anaheim Ducks