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Strength and Conditioning
Kettlebells are taking the world of Strength and Conditioning by storm. Learn what they are and how you can begin using them in our current training programs for maximum sports strength!
Overwhelm your opponents with unrelenting strength-endurance. Drive directly through their defense with a posterior chain that simply will not quit and easily shame your competition into submission with the agility and speed of a tiger.
Originally used by Russian wrestlers and turn of the century strongmen, the Russian kettlebell, is making an explosive reentry into the world of strength and conditioning. All of our program, are integrated with kettlebell training. It’s part of our warm and conditioning. We also offer special classes for kettlebell training.
Let's face it, when that buzzer sounds or that bell rings the last thing you want to worry about is your conditioning. As those last seconds tick away in the final seconds of a grueling match, the furthest thing from your mind should be fatigue. Everything should be in check well before your competition begins. Everything should be perfect, your endurance, your technique, dynamic flexibility and your explosiveness.
Unfortunately, many martial arts training programs attempt to develop these qualities separately. Russian kettlebells offer superior conditioning in one simple but effective training tool. Drills performed with a kettlebell will add all new dimensions to the same drills performed with their barbell and dumbbell counterparts.
Range Of Benefits
Kettlebells are used mostly to train the Olympic lifts and their variations. These movements performed with kettlebells possess much greater ranges of motion, increasing your dynamic flexibility and extreme range strength. Due to their displaced center of gravity, kettlebells are much harder to control, placing increased demands on agility, proprioception and core stabilization.
Finally, during the lifts, the kettlebell will actually rotate around the wrist forcing the athlete to contend with the ballistic shock, a boon for athletes involved in combat or contact sports. Below are some comparisons between a kettlebell snatch and a barbell snatch as well as a kettlebell front squat and a barbell front squat.
Notice how the kettlebell starts slightly behind the feet. This beginning posture loads the hips and hamstrings especially well. Increasing the prestretch which provides for a much more powerful hip drive than its barbell counterpart.