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A recent study was conducted with the hypothesis that since kettlebell workouts include ballistic movements like Olympic weightlifting, people using kettlebell workouts in their training might see the same benefits that Olympic lifters see.  Participants in this kettlebell workout study were put on a 10 week kettlebell workout routine and others were put on an Olympic lifting routine.  They were measured on various factors such as the bench press, the clean and jerk, and back extension endurance.

The result of the study backed the scientific hypothesis proving that kettlebell training has similar (although not quite as drastic) strength building effects as Olympic weight lifting.  All the participants in the study scored significantly higher in the bench press, clean and jerk, and back extension endurance.  This shows gains not only in explosive (fast twitch) muscles in an exercise like the clean and jerk, but also extremely well rounded upper body muscle (in the bench press), and muscular endurance (in the back extensions).

This study is more proof that kettlebell workouts are an incredible, full body training method, that not only improves your endurance (cardio), help you lose weight (through a high rate of calorie burning), but can also build some awesome strength.

When you add all these factors to the low cost of kettlebells, the flexibility to do workouts anywhere at any time, and benefits like less back pain…you really need to think about switching to kettlebell training or at least incorporating some kettlebell exercises into your routine.

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Kettlebell Workout Benchmark: The 10 minute Kettlebell Snatch Test

February 24, 2012

Out of all the kettlebell workouts, one of the best known is the 10 minute Kettlebell Snatch Test.  This test is an excellent test of muscular strength and endurance, as well as mental strength.  It is often referred to as the SSST (Secret Service Strength Test), because the United States Secret Service uses this as […]

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Success Stories from People Using Kettlebell Workouts

February 7, 2012

The web is littered with tales of the successes different people have had with kettlebell workouts.  Whether it is someone who is new to working out, a seasoned athlete supplementing their training, or just a normal guy/gal…so many people have found success through kettlebell workouts. Here is one of my favorite testimonials I came across […]

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Kettlebell Workouts = Miracles?

February 4, 2012

Kettlebell workouts are awesome.  Their calorie burning power is well documented and the Russians have proven their strength building prowess for years.  Those of you who are familiar with the training know there is endless variety and creativity that can be used to come up with a lifetime of different kettlebell workouts.  All that said, […]

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Kettlebell Workouts and back pain – A surprise ending

January 29, 2012

When you think of kettlebell workouts, a “cure for back pain” probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind.  In fact, an outsider might look at a kettlebell and think, “Lifting that thing is going to make my back hurt”.  Well good news, you’re wrong.  A recent New York Times article discusses the use […]

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Nutrition for Weight Loss, Improved Performance and Better Health

January 26, 2012

Your kettlebell workouts will never be completely effective if you aren’t eating properly.  Your body is only is only going to function well if you are fueling it with premium fuel.  There is a great saying that “You can’t outwork a bad diet”.  No matter what you might think, this is true. It can be […]

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Improve your kettlebell workouts with a kettlebell certification or seminar

January 22, 2012

If you want to take your level of kettlebell knowledge beyond the basic, you may want to sign up for a kettlebell certification or kettlebell seminar.  As the popularity of kettlebell workouts has increased, so has the number of different options that are out there.  Unfortunately, because there is money to be made in the […]

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An Underrated Exercise – The Turkish Get-up

January 5, 2012

The Turkish get-up is an interesting exercise…it might be the longest “rep” of any exercise out there. One single rep can take 10-20 seconds. It is a strange movement, a kind of weighted sit-up + lunge + overhead squat…then you do it again in reverse. A lot of you might never utilize the TGU for […]

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Videos!

August 28, 2011

Be sure to check out the “Exercises” section from the navigation bar, we have added videos you can use to put together your kettlebell workouts!

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Nutrition Basics

March 31, 2011

Getting in shape is more than just workouts. Let’s say your workouts amount to 5 hours in a week. A week has 168 hours in it, this translates to about 3% of a week spent working out. Do you seriously think that what you do in 97% of your time has no impact how you […]

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