About 300 years ago, Russian military leaders were looking for a way to turn their soldiers into lean, mean, fighting machines with incredible strength and muscle. So they melted down a pile of cast iron into a ball and attached a handle, and the kettlebell was born.
Since then, this single piece of exercise equipment has spawned an entire industry based on building muscle and strength, cardiovascular endurance, and the kind of calorie burn that can rev up your metabolism and help you lose weight.
Do a quick search for “kettlebell” online, and you’ll find an estimated 2.1 million kettlebell references on Google, and about 3,000 books, products, programs, and DVDs on Amazon.com
That’s clearly more than you have time or money to invest in if you have an interest in kettlebell workouts. But not to worry. The RKC Book of Strength and Conditioning: 45 Powerful Kettlebell Workouts and Training Programs to Inspire You in Your Quest for Athletic Excellence is an excellent resource that can help you swing your way to better health.
This book created by Dragon Door Publishing features 45 workout programs, tips, advice, exercises, and motivation from leading kettlebell experts in the fitness industry. And it doesn’t matter if you’re an out-of-shape channel surfer, or dedicated fitness guru. These 45 unique workouts include something for everyone.
You’ll find workouts for runners trying to improve strength and speed in the program designed by Keith Weber, “The Strong and Fast Running Program.” If you’re trying to lose weight and tone your muscles, Delaine Ross will coach you through the “Kettlebell Recomposition” program. And if you’re crunched for time, but want a kick-butt workout, Lauren Brooks will turn your kettlebell into a fat-burning, muscle-building machine with her workout called, “When You Only Have 20 Minutes.”
If you’ve ever flipped on the TV and saw a late-night infomercial for a kettlebell exercise program, you probably saw people performing the classic kettlebell swing. But this single piece of exercise equipment can actually be used to perform hundreds of different exercises that can transform your body and help you get into top physical condition.
The kettlebell swing is one of many kettlebell exercises featured in The RKC Book of Strength and Conditioning: 45 Powerful Kettlebell Workouts and Training Programs to Inspire You in Your Quest for Athletic Excellence
In the 45 workouts desgined by kettlebell experts, you’ll learn how to perform the kettlebell swing, kettlebell row, figure-8, front squat, lunge press, Russian twist, windmill, deadlift, clean, military press, and literally hundreds of other exercises that you can easily perform at home, or on the road.
One of the key elements of building muscular strength and endurance is varying your workout programs. You should change your workout every 4-6 weeks to keep your muscles guessing and growing. But that’s not the only reason. If you get bored with a workout, you’re less likely to stick with it. But variety in your workouts isn’t a problem in The RKC Book of Strength and Conditioning.
The 45 kettlebell programs in this book give you plenty of workouts to follow. You can also combine your favorite exercises to create your own kettlebell workout that will keep you engaged for months. It’s truly one of the most comprehensive kettlebell resources available.
And every kettlebell trainer in the book offers up their own personality that adds a unique flavor to the book. Most of the featured trainers have their own successful personal training programs or products, and a following of fans. So if you’re particularly inspired by one of the 45 kettlebell workouts, you can easily find more kettlebell workouts and training tips from your favorite instructor online.
This book of kettlebell workouts is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to get a kick-butt workout with a single piece of equipment.
There are probably a few too many product endorsements and invitations to buy other products created by the kettlebell instructors featured in this book.
You don’t have to go to the gym to get a serious workout. And you don’t even need to lift barbells, or dumbbells to build muscle, strength, and endurance. Armed with a kettlebell you can use at home, or in a hotel room, this book gives you 45 workouts and hundreds of ideas to turn your kettlebell and your body into a fat-burning machine. Go ahead, pick up that piece of cast iron and give it a swing.