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Kettlebells

What is a ‘kettlebell’?

 

A ‘kettlebell’ or girya (Russ.) is a traditional Russian cast iron weight that looks like a cannonball with a handle! Russian Special Forces personnel owe much of their wiry strength, lethal agility, and never quitting stamina to kettlebells.

 

Who uses kettlebells?

 

The extreme kettlebell workout would have remained the exclusive domain of Russian spec ops, had former Spetsnaz instructor Pavel Tsatsouline not emigrated to the U.S… Then the power of the Russian kettlebell, soon took off among people from all walks of life:

Martial artists, athletes, and regular people.

In the UK, Kettlebells have been famously used by such diverse people as Geri Halliwell, Amir Khan, and Liverpool and Chelsea Football Clubs. You may not be a Liverpool or Chelsea fan, but have you ever wondered why the likes of Steven Gerard and Frank Lampard can run non-stop for 90 minutes without getting tired…?

Russian Kettlebell Power!!

Kettlebell training is available on a one to one basis or as part of a group.

Group Kettlebell classes give you the unique opportunity to train with an Internationally qualified Kettlebell Instructor at an economy price.

Don’t Miss Out!

Build functional strength, superhuman endurance, and own the lean, toned body you have always dreamed of!

Group Training Classes are held four times a week at our exclusive and private studio in central Coventry.

Please note that these are not ‘instructional classes’ and participants must have had One to One Kettlebell training from an RKC, IKFF or WKC certified instructor. Your technique will be checked and verified prior to you being allowed to participate.

Are Kettlebells Really Effective?

 

Kettlebells deliver extreme all around fitness, and that’s a

SCIENTIFCALLY PROVEN FACT:

 

Shevtsova (1993) discovered that kettlebell training lowers the heart rate and the blood pressure.

Gomonov (1998) concluded that “Exercises with kettlebells enable one to quickly build strength, endurance, achieve a balanced development of all muscle groups, fix particular deficiencies of build, and they also promote health.”

(These are both independently funded studies with no pro-Kettlebell agenda).

Most methods that claim ‘all around fitness’ deliver no more than compromises.

Accept no compromises: choose the Russian kettlebell!

Will I end Up Looking Like A Bodybuilder or muscle bound freak?

 

No, don’t worry: Russian kettlebells are not for Kens and Barbies who want to look like a collection of body parts. Kettlebells forge ‘doers’ physiques along the lines of antique statues: broad shoulders with just a hint of pecs, back muscles standing out in relief, shapely arms, a cut midsection, and sleek strong legs.

But What If I want To Lose Fat Too?

 

Kettlebells melt fat without the dishonour of dieting or aerobics; losing up to 1% of body fat a week is not uncommon. If you are overweight, you will lean out. Independent Studies by The ACE (American Council Of Exercise) found that Kettlebells can 1200 calories per hour – that’s over twice as much as any other activity. The only comparable exercise would be uphill cross country skiing!

Are kettlebells dangerous? Am I too young or too old?

 

It’s not what you do that causes injuries, it’s how you do it, that’s just one of the reasons why you need an experienced Kettlebell Instructor in your corner!

Only 8.8% of top Russian gireviks Kettlebell Athletes), reported injuries in training or competition (Voropayev, 1997). A remarkably low number, isn’t it? Note that these were not regular guys, but elite athletes who push their bodies to the edge.

As for the age, at the 2010 Russian Championship the youngest contestant was 16, the oldest 63! And we are talking elite competition here; the range is even wider if you are training for yourself rather than for the gold medal!

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