Kettlebells https://breakingmuscle.com/taxonomy/term/1702/%2A en 3 Exercises to Build Your Kettlebell Swing https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/3-exercises-to-build-your-kettlebell-swing <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/kettlebells/3-exercises-to-build-your-kettlebell-swing" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201609/chrisakbheadlinea.png" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">These exercises will take your swing to another level. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>As I wrote in <a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/two-kettlebell-exercises-to-crack-the-strength-code" target="_blank">my last article</a>, the kettlebell swing is one of those bang-for-your-buck exercises that touches on the important aspects of strength and endurance</strong>. While it&rsquo;s a tremendous exercise and scalable for just about anyone, it does have a learning curve.</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/3-exercises-to-build-your-kettlebell-swing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle kettlebell deadlift kettlebell swing kettlebells strength and conditioning training plans Kettlebells Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +0000 168356 at https://breakingmuscle.com Two Kettlebell Exercises to Crack the Strength Code https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/two-kettlebell-exercises-to-crack-the-strength-code <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/kettlebells/two-kettlebell-exercises-to-crack-the-strength-code" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201609/chrisaheadline.png" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Having a big chest, big arms, and 6-pack abs doesn't always translate to strength. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>I was 12 years old when I first stepped into a weight room</strong>. From that day forward, I wanted to get big, strong, and build bulky muscles. A big chest, big arms, and 6-pack abs - if you had those qualities, that meant you were strong.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/two-kettlebell-exercises-to-crack-the-strength-code" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle Kettlebell strength and conditioning Turkish get up Kettlebells Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +0000 167591 at https://breakingmuscle.com The Kettlebell Snatch: A Simple Tool for Complex Benefits https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/the-kettlebell-snatch-a-simple-tool-for-complex-benefits <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/kettlebells/the-kettlebell-snatch-a-simple-tool-for-complex-benefits" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201608/rowsofkettlebellsbwhl.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Kettlebell snatches are good for a lot more than conditioning, but there's more to them than "a swing that ends up overhead." </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><div> It&#39;s been thirteen years since I did my first RKC (Russian Kettlebell Certification). I wasn&rsquo;t completely sold on the idea of kettlebells at first, mostly because I was looking at the individual exercises and not the system of movement that was created around this single, simple implement.&nbsp;<strong>What made me come around on kettlebells wasn&rsquo;t an Eastern European secret, or a nostalgic tie to old strongmen.</strong> It was simply how kettlebells made great functional training more accessible and helped me create better training solutions.</div> <div> </div><p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/the-kettlebell-snatch-a-simple-tool-for-complex-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle kettlebell snatch kettlebell technique kettlebells Kettlebells Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +0000 167291 at https://breakingmuscle.com Turbo Charged Kettlebells: High Pulls and Snatches https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/turbo-charged-kettlebells-high-pulls-and-snatches <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/kettlebells/turbo-charged-kettlebells-high-pulls-and-snatches" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201608/rawkettlebellshl.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">These two movements will build your upper back and transform your posture like no other. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><div> <a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/strength-conditioning/turbo-charged-kettlebells-setting-the-foundation" target="_blank">Turbo Charged Kettlebells</a>&nbsp;is a 12-week kettlebell skill building program designed to challenge your precision and kettlebell abilities.&nbsp;<strong>Two of the primary exercises used are the double high pull and the double snatch.</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <h2 style="letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 20px;"> Double High Pull&nbsp;</h2> <div> </div><p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/turbo-charged-kettlebells-high-pulls-and-snatches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle kettlebell high pull kettlebell snatch kettlebell training Kettlebells Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +0000 166906 at https://breakingmuscle.com How to Master the Kettlebell Snatch https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/how-to-master-the-kettlebell-snatch <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/kettlebells/how-to-master-the-kettlebell-snatch" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201607/andrewbsnatch.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Discover the technical secrets of the tsar of kettlebell lifts. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>In my previous article, <em><a href="http://breakingmuscle.co.uk/uk/kettlebells/how-to-master-the-kettlebell-jerk" target="_blank"><span style="color:#2f4f4f;">How to Master the Kettlebell Jerk</span></a></em>, I explained how to perform the kettlebell jerk properly using the base of a solid rack position. <strong>Now it&#39;s time to look at the tsar of kettlebell lifts: the snatch</strong>. Beautiful to watch when performed correctly, the snatch requires patience, time, and consistent practice to become proficient in its performance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/how-to-master-the-kettlebell-snatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle kettlebell competition kettlebell snatch kettlebell sport kettlebells Kettlebells Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000 166661 at https://breakingmuscle.com Turbo Charged Kettlebells: The Double Clean https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/turbo-charged-kettlebells-the-double-clean <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/kettlebells/turbo-charged-kettlebells-the-double-clean" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201607/kbcleanbwhl.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">The double clean will make or break your success in learning double kettlebell progressions. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><div> </div><p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/turbo-charged-kettlebells-the-double-clean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle kettlebell clean kettlebell sport kettlebells Kettlebells Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +0000 166496 at https://breakingmuscle.com Why You Aren't Getting Better at Kettlebell Sport https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/why-you-arent-getting-better-at-kettlebell-sport <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/kettlebells/why-you-arent-getting-better-at-kettlebell-sport" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201607/kbsportflickr.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">An honest evaluation of all your training variables can help you find what's holding you back. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><div> <strong>Progress is non-linear.</strong> One of the most common fallacies in the fitness industry is the idea of adding five pounds to your bench press every week. If this were true, you&rsquo;d be able to add over 250 pounds each year, and take down those powerlifting giants in no time. But we know this isn&rsquo;t possible. A lifter will eventually hit a plateau and be forced to make some changes in order to continue to progress.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> </div><p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/why-you-arent-getting-better-at-kettlebell-sport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle kettlebell sport kettlebells programming Programming Recovery Kettlebells Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +0000 166476 at https://breakingmuscle.com Turbo Charged Kettlebells: The Double Swing https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/turbo-charged-kettlebells-the-double-swing <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/kettlebells/turbo-charged-kettlebells-the-double-swing" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201607/kettlebellsperspectiveheadline.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">The double kettlebell swing will generate enthusiasm in your training by focusing on new skills. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><div> <em>Before you proceed, be sure to read up on <a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/strength-conditioning/turbo-charged-kettlebells-setting-the-foundation" target="_blank">the Foundations of Turbo Charged Kettlebells here.</a></em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> </div><p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/turbo-charged-kettlebells-the-double-swing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle double swing Kettlebell Kettlebells Wed, 13 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +0000 166156 at https://breakingmuscle.com Sizing Up: How and When to Increase Your Kettlebell Weight https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/sizing-up-how-and-when-to-increase-your-kettlebell-weight <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/kettlebells/sizing-up-how-and-when-to-increase-your-kettlebell-weight" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201607/kettlebellrackbwheadline.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">The price and weight gaps can make moving to a bigger kettlebell intimidating, but here's how to progress logically and safely. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><div> <strong>You&rsquo;ve been swinging the same kettlebell for a while now.</strong> You know a heavier bell would increase the training effect, but the next bell seems like a huge increase in weight from your old favorite. Are you moving up too fast?</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> </div><p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/sizing-up-how-and-when-to-increase-your-kettlebell-weight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle girevoy sport girevoy sport Kettlebell Programming progression Kettlebells Wed, 06 Jul 2016 08:00:00 +0000 165991 at https://breakingmuscle.com Build Mental Toughness in Kettlebell Sport https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/build-mental-toughness-in-kettlebell-sport <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/kettlebells/build-mental-toughness-in-kettlebell-sport" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201606/mentaltoughnesschrisd.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Train your grit by continuously pushing beyond your comfort zone. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>I love kettlebell sport because it&rsquo;s one of the hardest things I&rsquo;ve ever tried &ndash; and it never gets easier</strong>. The weights just get heavier and the pace increases. Of course with time and practice, your body and mind strengthen to face the demands of training and competition. But have no delusions &ndash; it&rsquo;s always hard.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/build-mental-toughness-in-kettlebell-sport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle kettlebell sport mental toughness Kettlebells Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:00:00 +0000 165796 at https://breakingmuscle.com How to Treat Kettlebell Lifter's Elbow https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/how-to-treat-kettlebell-lifters-elbow <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/kettlebells/how-to-treat-kettlebell-lifters-elbow" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201606/kblifterelbows.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">In all my years as a practicing osteopath and a competitor, this is the most common injury I've seen. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p align="left">As a competitor I have been watching the growth of kettlebell sport in the UK since 2011, and as an osteopath I have watched the injuries of the lifters involved develop and change radically. <strong>Complaints in the beginning were mostly about fatigue and torn hands, reflecting the underdeveloped techniques used in the sport back then</strong>. But kettlebell sport has gone from a strength discipline to a highly technical endurance one, and many of the injuries I see now are from overuse.</p> <p align="left">&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/how-to-treat-kettlebell-lifters-elbow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle elbow injury elbow pain kettlebell sport Recovery Kettlebells Sun, 12 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000 165431 at https://breakingmuscle.com How to Master the Kettlebell Jerk https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/how-to-master-the-kettlebell-jerk <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/kettlebells/how-to-master-the-kettlebell-jerk" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201605/kbjerk.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">You'll never move on to the heavier kettlebells if you fail to master the basics of the jerk technique. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>In my previous article, <em><a href="http://breakingmuscle.co.uk/uk/kettlebell-sport/the-single-most-important-aspect-of-kettlebell-sport" target="_blank"><span style="color:#2f4f4f;">The Single Most Important Aspect of Kettlebell Sport</span></a>,</em> I spoke about the importance of efficiency in kettlebell sport and explained how to achieve a more efficient rack position. <strong>Now I would like to take a more detailed look at the jerk and how to properly execute it in kettlebell sport</strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/how-to-master-the-kettlebell-jerk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle kettlebell competition kettlebell jerk kettlebell sport kettlebell technique Technique Kettlebells Sun, 29 May 2016 09:00:00 +0000 165071 at https://breakingmuscle.com Troubleshooting Technique Errors in Kettlebell Sport https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/troubleshooting-technique-errors-in-kettlebell-sport <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/kettlebells/troubleshooting-technique-errors-in-kettlebell-sport" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201605/kbsporttechnique.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Assess your form to ensure that your clean, jerk, and snatch are on point. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Like in all sports, kettlebell sport demands a high-level of technical proficiency. However, unlike other strength sports, <strong>the repetitive nature of kettlebell sport will magnify any holes or flaws in your technique over the duration of the set</strong>. Millimeter adjustments can have profound effects on your results. So it should be no surprise that elite kettlebell sport athletes have practiced thousands and thousands of reps to perfect their discipline.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/troubleshooting-technique-errors-in-kettlebell-sport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle kettlebell clean kettlebell snatch kettlebell sport kettlebell training technique Technique Technique Kettlebells Thu, 12 May 2016 08:00:00 +0000 164666 at https://breakingmuscle.com The Definitive Case for the Russian Swing https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/the-definitive-case-for-the-russian-swing <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/kettlebells/the-definitive-case-for-the-russian-swing" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201605/kbrack.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Swinging the kettlebell overhead is unsafe, unhealthy, and unhelpful. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><div> <strong>The debate has raged since 2004.</strong> That was the year a <a href="http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf/25_04_kettlebell_swing_Rev_07_2012.pdf" target="_blank">CrossFit Journal article</a>&nbsp;hit the internet, touting the benefits of the overhead &ldquo;American&rdquo; kettlebell swing over the traditional, eye-level &ldquo;Russian&rdquo; swing. Breaking Muscle has featured top examinations and arguments from both sides.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> </div><p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/the-definitive-case-for-the-russian-swing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> american swing breakingmuscle kettlebells russian kettlebell swing Technique Technique Kettlebells Thu, 05 May 2016 09:00:00 +0000 164571 at https://breakingmuscle.com Bottoms-Up Kettlebell Presses for Solid Shoulders https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/bottoms-up-kettlebell-presses-for-solid-shoulders <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/kettlebells/bottoms-up-kettlebell-presses-for-solid-shoulders" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201603/bottomsupkbpress.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Develop upper-body strength and mobility with this challenging kettlebell exercise. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>The bottoms-up kettlebell press is a great drill to build shoulder strength and mobility</strong>. The challenge of keeping the kettlebell upside down teaches you how to tighten the core and find your groove in the press. In this article, I&rsquo;ll take you through the benefits and explain how to do bottoms-up kettlebell presses.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>According to the Internet, the bottoms-up kettlebell press came from <a href="http://www.strongfirst.com/tag/pavel-tsatsouline/" target="_blank">Pavel Tsatsouline</a>:</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/bottoms-up-kettlebell-presses-for-solid-shoulders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle core training Kettlebell overhead pressing shoulder mobility Strength Technique Kettlebells Fri, 18 Mar 2016 08:00:00 +0000 163496 at https://breakingmuscle.com