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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31822faf78
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Applications of Kettlebells in Exercise Program Design

Harrison, Jeffrey S BSc, CSCS, NSCA-CPT1; Schoenfeld, Brad MSc, CSCS, NSCA-CPT2; Schoenfeld, Melody L CSCS3

Section Editor(s): Sorace, Paul MS, ACSM RCEP, CSCS*D

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Abstract

THE PURPOSE OF THIS COLUMN IS TO PROVIDE BASIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PERSONAL TRAINERS AND STRENGTH COACHES ON HOW TO INTEGRATE KETTLEBELL TRAINING INTO THEIR CLIENTS' EXERCISE PROGRAMS. THIS COLUMN REVIEWS THE CURRENT LITERATURE ON KETTLEBELL TRAINING AND EXAMINES POTENTIAL BENEFITS FOR STRENGTH, POWER, MUSCULAR ENDURANCE, AND FAT LOSS. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE PROVIDED AS TO HOW KETTLEBELLS CAN BE EFFECTIVELY INTEGRATED INTO EXERCISE PROGRAM DESIGN. TECHNIQUE FOR PROPER AND SAFE PERFORMANCE OF SOME OF THE BASIC KETTLEBELL EXERCISES IS ADDRESSED.

© 2011 National Strength and Conditioning Association

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