Kettlebells

How to Get (Safely) Yoked With Kettlebells

There are many benefits to performing the Olympic lifts with kettlebells. For those lacking flexibility or wanting the most metabolic bang for their buck, the kettlebell is the way to go.

Rationalizing the Swing: Why the American Swing Is Wrong

There's the American kettlebell swing, and then there's the kettlebell swing done correctly. Let me explain why the American swing is not just wrong, but bad for your body.

Kettlebells Improve Balance and Job Satisfaction

Office workers trained with kettlebells for eight weeks, and not only did their balance and postural coordination improve, but they liked their jobs and their colleagues more.

Why and How to Combine Kettlebells and Sandbags (Includes 3 Workouts)

You've got a bunch of kettlebells and sandbags. You've got some amazing tools and here's how to put them together. I'm going to explain the science, show you a video, and give you three workouts.

World’s Strongest Napkin: How to Add 2lbs of Muscle a Week with Kettlebells

This program, I imagine, is about as pleasant as a spell in the stocks - and ought to be applied judiciously. That being said, it's simple and it totally works.

Why Taking a Hit Is the Best Way to Avoid a Hit

While we all might like to avoid getting hit, it turns out the best way to learn that is to practice getting hit. Taking a hit, metaphorically and physically, provides a big lesson for us.

How to Get Maximally Lean and Super Muscly with Pat Flynn

These 4 weeks of workouts are dedicated in whole to getting you maximally lean and super muscly. They will focus on one thing mostly, and that’s metabolic conditioning.

Does Kettlebell Training Benefit Other Exercises?

Do the gains you make training with kettlebells transfer to other activities? Researchers tested kettlebell training to see if it aided bench press, clean and jerk, back extension, or vertical jump.

Interview with Valery Fedorenko, Founder of the World Kettlebell Club

Valery Fedorenko started setting kettlebell world records as a teenager in Russia. He doesn't believe in the 2-handed swing or the Turkish get up. Find out why and what he does coach his students.

Kettlebell Circuits for MMA, BJJ, and Martial Arts

If you are a combat sports athlete trying to build strength and conditioning into your training, check out these kettlebell workouts. You'll get fitter without being destroyed for your skill training.

Top 10 Kettlebell Articles of 2012

The tried and true kettlebell was a hot topic this year at Breaking Muscle. Here are our top 10 most popular posts on kettlebell training from 2012!

Biomechanics and ‘Bells: What Does It All Mean?

Dr. Jason Lake takes us on a little journey to explain biomechanics and some basic terminology. In this article he talks about the kettlebell swing and the physics behind it.

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