Russian hardstyle kettlebell training has been around for years, in the last decade it has become popular in America as well. This style of kettlebell training is safe and optimal for strength development. It is used by special forces operators, professional athletes, and everyday people looking to improve their overall strength, mobility, and movement capacity.
Kettlebells promote functional strength with an emphasis on the posterior chain. They are perfect for learning and applying the fundamentals of strength and (with the right technique) anyone can use them. You can also train with them in your home, backyard, garage gym .
My approach to training is highly influenced by RKC and Strongfirst founder Pavel Tsatsouline. I believe strength is the foundation of a healthy body. I train people with different goals in a variety of ways while incorporating basic strength principles of progressive overload and foundational movements: loaded carry, hinge, squat, push, and pull.
My classes always include mobility and stabilization exercises , an active warm up, and a technique recap before we lift. Additionally, I incorporate strict form body weight work into each session.
You’ll learn how to use all the muscles in your body to create tension and produce power. Over time this will increase your muscular and cardiovascular endurance and can promote fat loss and muscle development.
The Kettlebell is not the only tool, nor does it need to be used exclusively. However not incorporating it on some level is a mindless activity if you want to learn proper strength training. I've seen it drastically change a lot of very athletic and non fitness people in a similar way.