“Would I ever do that with a heavy Kettlebell, even if I was strong enough to?” If the answer is "no" then I would stop right there! Because there are definitely some foundational principles that go into using Kettlebells!
Lifting Kettlebells offers an immediate change of pace, as well as a sort of mental-emotional reset. The muscle engagement techniques are a great way to create and reestablish a strong mind/body connection, and to set in good body mechanics while enhancing mental focus and demonstrating personal ability.
When any exercise technique is sloppy, or painful, or out of control then it can't be expected to produce healthy results, particularly with Kettlebells!
The beautiful thing about Kettlebell training is that the programs effectively raise the overall physical awareness of the lifter, requiring a constant and focused physical and mental engagement.
Over the years I have had the benefit of watching so many participants improve and as a teacher there's not much that makes me happier than watching my students get comfortable with my program.
If you’re into Kettlebell training either as a dabbler or as somebody with the serious intention of learning how to use Kettlebells, you must have focus in your training regiments to get the most out of your efforts. This doesn’t just apply to Kettlebell training, it’s true in any skill that requires a level of precision. With kettlebells, I like to think of it as learning how to perform the Perfect Repetition; a movement that is coordinated, automatic, and familiar, and makes my body want to do it again and again.
North Country Kettlebells has always had the goal of bringing strength to people who simply wish to be stronger, whether in their day to day life or for specific training goals. I myself had this same simple desire for strength when I came across Kettlebell Training, and have been very pleased with the results…
All morning I watched folks who I regularly work with swing Kettlebells that 5 months ago they never would have imagined being able to handle. I’m talking 53lb, 70lb, 88lb Kettlebells, worked with safely, for repetitions. Even now, some might not believe me if I told them, with continued training in proper technique…