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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000022
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Kettlebell Safety: A Periodized Program Using the Clean and Jerk and the Snatch

Jonen, Will PhD, CSCS1; Netterville, John T. III BA, CSCS, NSCA-CPT2

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: THE KETTLEBELL (KB) IS A WIDELY USED TOOL THAT IS OFTEN RECOMMENDED FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF MUSCULAR STRENGTH, POWER, AND ENDURANCE. ALTHOUGH A FEW STUDIES SEEM TO SUPPORT THE USE OF KBS TO ACHIEVE THESE TRAINING GOALS, THE RESEARCH RESULTS ARE MIXED. GIVEN THE POPULARITY OF THE KB AS A TRAINING TOOL, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHES AND OTHER FITNESS PROFESSIONALS INSIST ON HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION AND SAFE AND EFFECTIVE COACHING TO SAFEGUARD THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THEIR ATHLETES, CLIENTS, AND PATIENTS WHEN USING KBS. THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE OFFERS SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS AND A PERIODIZED KB PROGRAM. FOR A VIDEO ABSTRACT OF THIS ARTICLE, SEE VIDEO, SUPPLEMENTAL DIGITAL CONTENT 1, HTTP://LINKS.LWW.COM/SCJ/A131.

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