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.
The One-On-One Column provides scientifically supported, practical information for personal trainers who work with apparently healthy individuals or medically-cleared special populations.
1Jeffrey S Harrison Fitness, Pottstown, Pennsylvania; 2Lehman College, Bronx, New York; and 3Flawless Fitness, Pasadena, California
Jeffrey S. Harrison is the owner of Jeffrey S Harrison Fitness, a personal training and coaching business.
Brad Schoenfeld is a lecturer at Lehman College and the owner and director of Global Fitness Services in Scarsdale, New York.
Melody L. Schoenfeld is the owner of Flawless Fitness.