Blast from the Past : Kettlebells


Over the past four years this site's amassed an enormous amount of content. To help you find the highlights, I'll be taking a wander through the archives each Sunday.
This week - Kettlebells.

Over the years we've looked at kettlebell training from a number of angles - what kettlebells are (and where to get them), a range of exercises (both common and somewhat unusual), technique and injury prevention. Here are just a few of my personal favourites :


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Further reading

If you're keen to learn how to perform any of the grip, bending and tearing feats you've just seen, take a look at these :

There's also an incredible array of articles and videos on this site. Use the search box at the top of each page, or send me an email.


Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

Find out what he's up to via Twitter, Google+, Facebook; and of course his online home. Enjoy.



Like this? Check out :

Leverage lifts: A Reverse Engineering Problem Turned to a Breakthrough in Power.World-class gripster Adam T Glass looks at several truly incredible leverage lifts. If you're after seriously powerful wrist, hand and grip strength - this is definitely the place to start. Superb.
Unusual Goals Require Unusual Measures.

How do you train for something like that?

Kettlebell Training for Grip Strength.Looking to add a kettlebell to your grip-training arsenal? Here's how.
Pleasure Spiked with Pain : Training for the One Finger Lift.

With certain feats comes the assurance of pain. And a challenge.

Setting Up A Home Gym.

Ready to get started? Great.

The Investments Part II.

Time for some serious returns.



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