Blast from the Past : Kettlebell Training

Some of the many wonderful ways to put a kettlebell to work.


Over the past five 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 - Kettlebell Training.

I got my first kettlebell in June 2006, and have explored a number of weird and wonderful ways to put it to use. We've also seen a huge variety on Straight to the Bar, and here are a few of my favourites :

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To learn how to put it to work, swing by the Guides area.



Further reading

There's actually quite a bit of info (both online and offline) available on kettlebell training methods, including :

Equipment

Wondering what to use? How about 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 get in touch directly.


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.



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NB : If you'd like to write a guest post for Straight to the Bar - I love hearing how other people are training - get in touch. If you've got a fitness competition or seminar coming up, add it to the calendar.

Look forward to hearing from you.


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