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 presses, push-ups, rows, and snatches. Each subject has just enough information to keep it basic and understandable.
The press and push movement are very similar when you look at the arms, they're always extending, whether overhead or above the chest (laying down), however, there is a clear difference between the two. With the press, you exert physical force on the kettlebell to move it away from you rather than to move yourself away from it (push).
Similar to the press, you exert physical force on the kettlebell, but in this case, it's in order to move yourself away from it. A push-up done on the floor would be pushing yourself away from the floor. If you take the same push-up position and turn it around-laying flat-and perform the same movement it becomes as press as you're moving the object away from yourself.
When looking at the movement in boat rowing it's always a pull and push off the oar. In the context of kettlebell training, a row is always a pull as gravity replaces the push. A row has to be performed in such a way that you're acting directly against gravity. The focus of the kettlebell row are the posterior muscles of the upper back.
A snatch is a movement in which the kettlebell rapidly raised from a lower position-always below the hips-to above the head in one continuous smooth explosive movement. An example of a few common start positions are dead, hanging, and swinging.