Kettlebell Training PDF
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 95 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
"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
ExcerptsBasic Kettlebell Exercises
Classic Kettlebell Lifts
Sample Kettlebell Sport-Conditioning Programs