The definite kettlebell exercise encyclopedia with kettlebell exercises and variations. Over 150 pages filled with photos of kettlebell exercise, basic descriptions, and links to bonus videos.
Kettlebell training is a form of resistance training with the kettlebell. This encyclopedia and its volumes cover all kettlebell exercises with photos, descriptions, and some having step-by-step instructions. The information in this book will allow you to pick kettlebell exercises and create your own kettlebell workout and/or verify that you're doing the exercises you're already doing, correctly.
This volume covers kettlebells isometric, lift, kneeling, and lunge exercises. Each subject has just enough information to keep it basic and understandable.
Isometric relates to muscular action in which tension is developed without contraction of the muscle. There is no movement, action, or change, also known as static. A good example of an isometric exercise is the plank or iron cross. Isometrics can also be mixed with dynamic exercise, for example, a squat with frontal hold.
To kneel means to be in or assume a position in which the body is supported by a knee or the knees. You can perform movements into kneeling positions like surrenders or you can perform exercises in which you remain in kneeling position like kneeling hip thrusts.
To lift something means to raise to a higher position or level. In effect, almost all kettlebell exercises could be thought of like a lift, i.e. snatch, press, clean, swing, etc. However, we're going to classify a lift as a movement in which the kettlebell is brought from a low to a higher position via a slow movement. We're excluding explosive movements as they have their own classifications, i.e. press, snatch, clean, and swing.
To define the lunge a few assumptions will be made. The dictionary defines the word as making a sudden forward thrust with part of the body, in our context that part of the body would be the leg. A lunge is also the basic attacking move in fencing, which is very similar to the lunge exercise as we know it. The lunge as we know it not only moves forward but all different directions, back (reverse), side, etc. The difference between the lunge used in fencing and exercise is that the back knee usually bends and gently taps the floor to set a standard for depth.