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The Bible of Kettlebell Training
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By Jim Chandler Brazilian Jiujitsu World ChampionHuntington Beach, CA

If you get any book this year on training and fitness, it should be this book. Pavel is the leading authority on kettlebell training. Everyone else is trying to be him. His knowledge and training principles are superior as is his performance with the kettlebells. There is no fluff here,…
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Enter the Kettlebell!

Strength Secret of the Soviet Supermen

By Pavel

200 pages.
8.5 x 11 Paperback

Also available as an e-book

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Once the prized and jealously-guarded training secret of elite, (Russian athletes, old-school strongmen and the military) the kettlebell, has invaded the West.

Pavel lays out a foolproof master system that guarantees you success—if you simply follow the commands!

With Enter the Kettlebell! Pavel delivers a significant upgrade to his original landmark work. Drawing on five years of developing and leading the world's first and premiere kettlebell instructor certification program, and after spending five years of additional research into what really works for dramatic results with the kettlebell—we have Enter the Kettlebell!

With Enter the Kettlebell you will:

  • Develop all-purpose strength—to easily handle the toughest and most unexpected demand
  • Maximize staying power—because the last round decides all
  • Forge a fighter's physique—because the form must follow the function

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The kettlebell. AK-47 of physical training hardware. Hunk of iron on a handle. Simple, sinister, brutal—and ferociously effective for developing explosive strength, dramatic power and never-say-die conditioning. The man's man's choice for the toughest, most demanding, highest-yield exercise tool on the planet. Guaranteed to forge a rugged, resilient, densely-muscled frame—built to withstand the hardest beating and dish it right back out, 24/7.

Once the prized and jealously-guarded training secret of elite Russian athletes, old-school strongmen and the military, the kettlebell has invaded the West. And taken no prisoners—thanks to former Soviet Special Forces physical training instructor and strength author, Pavel Tsatsouline's 2001 publication of The Russian Kettlebell Challenge and his manufacture of the first traditional Russian kettlebell in modern America.

American hardmen of all stripes were quick to recognize what their Russian counterparts had long known—nothing, nothing beats the kettlebell, when you're looking for a single tool to dramatically impact your strength and conditioning. A storm of success has swept the American Strength and Conditioning landscape, as kettlebell "Comrades" have busted through to new PRs, broken records, thrashed their opponents and elevated their game to new heights of excellence.

With Enter the Kettlebell! Pavel delivers a significant upgrade to his original landmark work, The Russian Kettlebell Challenge. Drawing on five years of developing and leading the world's first and premiere kettlebell instructor certification program, and after spending five years of additional research into what really works for dramatic results with the kettlebell—we have Enter the Kettlebell!

Pavel lays out a foolproof master system that guarantees you success—if you simply follow the commands!

  • Develop all-purpose strength—to easily handle the toughest and most unexpected demand
  • Maximize staying power—because the last round decides all
  • Forge a fighter's physique—because the form must follow the function

Enter the kettlebell!—and follow the three-stage plan to kettlebell mastery:

1. The New RKC Program Minimum
With just two kettlebell exercises, takes you from raw newbie to solid contender—well-conditioned, flexible, resilient and muscular in all the right places.

2. The RKC Rite of Passage
Jumps you to the next level of physical excellence with Pavel's proven RKC formula for exceptional strength and conditioning.

3. Become a Man Among Men
Propels you to a Special Forces level of conditioning and earns you the right to call yourself a man.

When you rise to the challenge—and Enter the Kettlebell!—there will be no more confusion, no more uncertainty and no more excuses—only raw power, never-quit conditioning and earned respect.

Yes! I am ready to take my strength and conditioning to undreamt-of new heights with Pavel's 100% guaranteed, foolproof, proven Masterplan for fast-track kettlebell training success. I want to order Pavel's Enter the Kettlebell! book NOW-and not waste one more day, being weaker than I need to be.

"Pavel's Enter the Kettlebell! helps you weed out weakness… develop explosive power, strength and never-quit endurance—with his PROVEN system for rapid, spectacular and across-the-board gains in physical performance"

The kettlebell has proved its worth many times over since Pavel has introduced it to America. Elite athletes, fighters, special operators, and regular hard Comrades swear by the extraordinary strength and conditioning delivered by this ancient Russian tool.

Now, it is YOUR turn to Enter the Kettlebell!

For a kettlebell novice, the hardest part is knowing where to begin. And what you really need to do to get off to a quick—yet rock-solid—start.

Pavel delivers…

For the Comrade who's already put in a year or two of kettlebell time, it's easy to hit a plateau after explosive early gains. Pavel knocks him out of his sophomore slump and helps him take his game to a higher level.

Then there's the grizzled KB vet who's been around the block and got too arrogant to practice his fundamentals (or never learned them in the first place). Pavel hammers the fundamentals because "it is the mastery of the basics that separates the elite from the rest."

With Enter the Kettlebell! Pavel has done all the work for you—honing a masterplan of essential training secrets that guarantee to make you powerful, resilient, and enduring—if you simply follow the proven guidelines.

Acquire these key kettlebell training shortcuts—and use them to blast through to undreamt-of levels of strength and physical excellence…

  • Are you making these beginner's mistakes in your training?—know how to identify the roadblocks to quick strength success and how to jump off to a fast start!
  • Nine secrets that give you greater strength across the board—with way less chance of injury
  • How you can use a simple household item to dramatically shorten your body's kettlebell learning curve
     
  • How to stop fighting your body—and get stronger by leaps and bounds
  • These two crucial kettlebell drills will give you the biggest bang for your KB buck—do you know what they are and how to use them to make startling new strength gains?
  • Discover a "simple & sinister" routine that delivers both killer conditioning and dramatically muscular shoulders
     
  • A common cause of back pain after workouts—you would NEVER guess what it is!—and how to avoid it
  • How to safely stretch your back after training—everyone does it wrong!
  • One style of breathing will weaken you and make your back vulnerable—the other style of breathing gives you the explosive power of a trained fighter... know what to avoid like the plague and what to immediately employ for dramatic power gains
  • What to do to FIX a tweaked back—this tip alone could save you weeks or months of misery, not to mention lost training time

Yes! I am ready to take my strength and conditioning to undreamt-of new heights with Pavel's 100% guaranteed, foolproof, proven Masterplan for fast-track kettlebell training success. I want to order Pavel's Enter the Kettlebell! book NOW-and not waste one more day, being weaker than I need to be.

  • The top five reasons Pavel's RKC kettlebell system will be your back's best friend
  • Yes! You HAVE been misled! Why sucking your stomach in does not protect your back but makes it more vulnerable!—and the surefire method that REALLY protects your back when lifting
  • Why your kettlebell training can reduce the odds of arthritis
     
  • A surefire shortcut to loosening stuck shoulders
  • How to temper your shoulders—and armor them against sports that can tear them up
  • How a simple visualization can—surprisingly—make your elbows and shoulders more resilient
     
  • Why these cool—downs are so important to your heart health—don't risk your life without them
  • What you MUST know about your heart rate and kettlebell training
  • The NEW prescription for a power pump heart and great body composition
     
  • This little—known drill guarantees improvement in your squatting depth, flexibility, technique and power
  • Get this one foundational drill down—and most of the remaining exercises will be a piece of cake to learn and master
     
  • Why most Comrades should choose pulls over squats
  • How to strengthen your legs and hips without blowing them up
  • This method accelerates your clean mastery—without banging up your forearms or wearing out your elbows
     
  • How to time your hip movement for maximum explosive power
  • How to be the indisputable master of the force you generate
  • How to know—and possess—the perfect girevik posture
     
  • Understand the crucial value of "slow strength" training—the counterintuitive and rarely revealed secret of Russian athletic might
  • What you MUST know and do to be more resilient in the ring
  • A simple way to increase an experienced fighter's punching power
  • How to master the natural athletic rhythm of tension and relaxation
  • A killer one—two combination for the gym and ring
     
  • The key characteristics of a kettlebell pro's press
  • Master this skill and you will wield awesome pressing power
  • How to make the heaviest kettlebell feel like a toy in your hand
     
  • Prof. Verkhoshansky's secret for improving your strength by up to twenty percent
  • How amateurs "leak" strength from their knees—and how pros fix the drain
  • How to get the most out of your press—while putting the least amount of stress on your shoulders

Yes! I am ready to take my strength and conditioning to undreamt-of new heights with Pavel's 100% guaranteed, foolproof, proven Masterplan for fast-track kettlebell training success. I want to order Pavel's Enter the Kettlebell! book NOW-and not waste one more day, being weaker than I need to be.

  • A unique isometric drill to improve your pressing power
  • Where to look—and NOT look—when pressing
  • Should you drop and reclean the kettlebell before each press or keep pressing from the shoulder?
     
  • An unexpected assistance exercise for achieving a one—arm pull up
  • Smoke your abs and obliques the old fashioned way
     
  • A foolproof method for accelerating the curve on snatch mastery
  • How to strengthen the traps
  • The snatch is a three-stage rocket-how to finesse the stages
  • How to avoid bruising the forearm when snatching
  • A crucial warning about shoulders and elbows in your first year of snatches
  • How to accomplish the USSS Counter Assault Team 10-min snatch test—and become a man among men
     
  • How to keep your training targeted while still having fun with new exercises
  • How to idiot-proof your kettlebell workout—for consistently powerful gains
  • Here is a training schedule for the really ambitious man
     
  • The little—understood but crucial value of "in-between-strength"
  • Russian research discovered the day of the week when you are strongest—and it is not Monday
  • Work harder? Or do more work?
  • Discover the proven "ladder" method—for impressively effective strength building
  • The perfect rest interval between sets
     
  • The kettlebell rules for elite conditioning
  • A gambler's method for deciding your high-rep workout
  • How to log your workouts for optimal results
  • How to use timed sets—for a foolproof and flexible practice
     
  • How to best test your Clean and Press—are you a man? Or still a boy?
  • What makes the kettlebell superior to other weights and fitness equipment?
  • Should you train with the kettlebell as a stand-alone tool or mix it up with a barbell and dumbbells?
  • How to get superior gains in athletic performance without sport specific training
  • The kettlebell "what the hell effect"—for improving at skills you have not practiced

Yes! I am ready to take my strength and conditioning to undreamt-of new heights with Pavel's 100% guaranteed, foolproof, proven Masterplan for fast-track kettlebell training success. I want to order Pavel's Enter the Kettlebell! book NOW-and not waste one more day, being weaker or less conditioned than I need to be.

Now, Pavel honed his amazingly effective Enter the Kettlebell! masterplan for elite strength and high-performance conditioning in the trenches of his RKC kettlebell instructor certification training programs...

So rather than just take our word for the power of Pavel's RKC program to forever alter your strength and conditioning world, listen to what these elite athletes, coaches and professionals have to say:

"If I could've met Pavel in the early 80's, I might have won two Gold medals."
Dr. Dennis Koslowski, Chiropractor, ART specialist and the first American to win Olympic Medals in Greco-Roman Wrestling (Bronze in 1988, Silver in 1992)

"As a school teacher the RKC certification was the best thing that I could do for my students. I highly recommend the RKC certification course to personal trainers, teachers and Olympic weightlifting coaches in their development of athletes with whom they work."
Mike Burgener, Buena Vista, CA

"I have both ACSM and NSCA certifications. Pavel's RKC was light years beyond these. Much more practical and useful information."
Glenn R. Hoey, ND, CSCS, Naturopathic Physician, Strength Coach, Wenatchee, WA

"Pavel's Russian Kettlebell Certification was an intense learning period for exercise practice that you can't get anywhere else with people you probably couldn't find together in one group if you searched a lifetime. Excellent and thorough knowledge by all instructors, especially Pavel. Scope is probably the broadest I have ever dealt with. Practical use is excellent."
Bud Jeffries, Author, world record powerlifter, Lakeland, FL

"A really complete and well structured course: Top quality of information."
Mario Civalleri, Fitness Consultant, 1999 Powerlifting World Champion Cantu, Italy

"Since I am a gym owner, I have been to a lot of different workshops: this one is by far the best. The quality of instruction and level of attention is second to none. This is the highest quality of instruction I have ever had, and I have been to some excellent workshops. There is tremendous depth and it is extremely practical for anyone in athletics or just looking to get in shape. This workshop accomplished everything and more that I was hoping for."
Thomas Phillips, 2002 Body-for-Life Grand master Champion, Special Education Teacher/ Owner personal training studio, Tinton Falls, NJ

"It was the most intense hands on high volume information and practical workshop I have ever attended. And believe me, I have been in this field for 27 years. And have been to countless seminars and workshops and nothing compares to what you will learn. If you you're an expert in this field, think again! I've got as much education and background as some of the best and I started learning the moment I walked through the door."
Kerry Timko, Strength/Conditioning Coach/PT, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

"Excellent course, with great instruction and I highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about gaining a strong & powerful body. Best complete course I've ever taken w/ really useful knowledge and materials."
Jon Hinds: Gold Medalist Pan Am Games - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Over ten years of training in BJJ. NBA strength and conditioning coach LA Clippers. MLB strength and conditioning coach, Owner of Monkey Bar Gymnasium and VP of Lifeline USA-Fitness Equipment, Madison, WI

"Best course I have even been to! The one big difference is truth. RKC teaches and lives by the truth. No big words and making stuff up to sound important. Material is excellent, never had so much."
Donnie Thompson Jr, Professional Powerlifter, WPO-SHW World Champion Arnold Classic winner, Columbia, SC

"The knowledge of the exercises taught was bar none. Quality = Great. Scope of material = exactly what we needed for knowledge to teach. Loved it!"
Kurt Pitman, ISKA World Arm, LGHT heavyweight Full Contact Champion May 1996, 6 successful defenses, Olympic Weightlifting Coach, Lion's Den, Trainer, Dallas, TX

"The most intense and complete instruction training course I have ever experienced. A level of detail of instruction I have not found anywhere else. Pavel's depth of knowledge on all aspects of training is amazing. Nothing else is even close."
Mark Reifkind, author, Owner Girya, Private Training, San Jose, CA

"In a time when everybody seems to be seaching for the magical fitness pill, Pavel once again makes us understand that simple is better. If you want to realize your fitness goals and truly become a "functional freak", look no further than the exercises in this book, as perfectly executed snatches and swings will outperform any program out there right now. Thanks again Pavel for placing "infomercial workouts" in the garbage where they belong."
Name withheld, Former U.S. Secret Service Counter Assault Team Instructor
 

Yes! I am ready to take my strength and conditioning to undreamt-of new heights with Pavel's 100% guaranteed, foolproof, proven Masterplan for fast-track kettlebell training success. I want to order Pavel's Enter the Kettlebell! book NOW-and not waste one more day, being weaker than I need to be.

 
Read Reviews For: Enter the Kettlebell! (paperback)
9.6 out of 10 (250 reviews)
 
 
Rated 10/10 The Bible of Kettlebell Training
 
By Jim Chandler Brazilian Jiujitsu World Champion / Huntington Beach, CA

If you get any book this year on training and fitness, it should be this book. Pavel is the leading authority on kettlebell training. Everyone else is trying to be him. His knowledge and training principles are superior as is his performance with the kettlebells. There is no fluff here, just hardcore kettlebell training. If you want to learn from the best, he is knocking at your door here. LET HIM IN! You will be glad you did.

 
Rated 10/10 Perfect Companion to the Enter the Kettlebell DVD!
 
By Stephen Williams / Arlington,VA, USA

I am new to kettlebells and needed some clear cut, uncomplicated instruction, so I purchased Pavel's Enter the Kettlebell book hoping for a K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple Stupid) approach to training. I couldn't be more pleased with the concise, well illustrated information in this book! Pavel focuses on the proper mechanics of the major kettlebell moves (swing, clean, get up and snatch ,etc.) ... exactly what a beginner like me needs to get started properly! Thanks Pavel and Dragon Door for this excellent educational resource!

 
Rated 10/10 At age 53 I have regained Strength and Confidence
 
By Dennis Vavra / Edmond, OK USA

Over the years I have tried many types of programs for attaining my fitness goals. Some of the programs did deliver results to an extent, but I never did attain my ideal for REAL STRENGTH. My weight lifting usually consisted of complicated set/rep schemes with more exercises than I could keep track of, and I would often run for miles. As a result I would find myself injured through overtraining and become frustrated and quit. Injuries included shin splints, extremely sore muscles and a herniated disk. At age 53 I have finally regained Strength and Confidence. "Enter The Kettlebell" has exceeded all my expectations with regards to becoming strong again. ETK is direct and simple - just follow instructions and within weeks you will be transformed - as I was. Eight weeks ago I started the ETK program, my waist was 38 inch and I weighed 216 lbs. I now can squeeze into a size 34 inch trousers which I have not been able to do since I left the Marine Corps over 30 years ago, and I have lost 6lbs of fat. I have much more muscle definition in my arms, chest and shoulders, and my love handles have disappeared. My 8 weeks of progress with ETK has inspired me toward greater effort and although I have not yet achieved my strength/fitness goals, for the first time I feel that those are now attainable. A truely Stand -Alone Program for Strength.

 
Rated 10/10 Literally from Average to Elite
 
By Michael Bunting / Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

The title of this review is exactly what the ETK book and video will give. 17 years of dedication to the iron game, and the last 10 months with kettlebells has gave me the edge over my peers. But Enter the Kettlebell has pushed me into a level I thought only the true "mutants" could achieve. A one-arm clean and military press with 60% of bodyweight, easy snatches with more than the 106 lb. "Beast", and a body, even at my size, that is faster, more agile, and more resilient than those around me are what ETK has delivered. And in a very short amount of time. The program minimum and the Rite of Passage are all that are truly needed to become more than the "real men" around you.

Kettlebells will make you a man among men, but Enter the Kettlebell will make you something more. But these are only words. The only way to truly see is to do it yourself.

 
Rated 10/10 Raw Power...Focused, Intensified, and Honed
 
By Robert / KY, USA

Whats the difference between a razor blade and a butter knife? Focus. You can try hard, and do little, or you can try hard, and do a lot. What the whetstone did for knives, Enter the Kettlebell does for strength.

Whatever the goal, be it strength or conditioning, Enter the Kettlebell discusses a bare bones, no frills, no excuse method of training that takes a minimal amount of time (but a great deal of effort) to strength.

Don't waste any more time fretting over what machine you should be making payments on. Don't blow your time cranking out ridiculous amounts of effort on what seems to be no progress in physical conditioning. The instructions are all here, and for the cost of one payment on a machine, you can be set for months of intense, focused training. The details within can guide a total stranger to fitness in short order, and the ever present community will support you all the way!

 
Rated 10/10 Just what I was looking for and more
 
By John Redos / Ithaca, NY, USA

As a Division I lightweight rower, I am always in search of way to become stronger while maintaining a given weight. ETK is the answer. I have been following ETK in addition to my rowing team's program. The results are there. At 164lbs, I started with a 45lb KB and next week will be restarting with a 60lb. My teammates are curious as to how I am gaining strength while loosing weight and mass, and I know the answer is ETK.

Since purchasing ETK in January, I have purchased several more of Pavel's books. They are perfect for my rowing program, and I am weaving them all together. As a past member of the US National Team (and hopefully continuing member this summer), I plan on bringing ETK with me where ever I travel in my sports endeavors.

Thank you Pavel.

Best,
John Redos

 
Rated 9/10 Good bye gym
 
By David / Ellicott City, MD

I got this book after 2 months of working out with an RKC trainer and my own KB's at home. I knew the book would primarily cover the basics (ie. the swing, press...) and I wanted any more assistance I could get with my form. Pavel, again, was precise and simple in his delivery. I read the reviews before I buy stuff with Dragon Door, and I could have sworn several people complained that there were no routines. This concerned me, but I don't know what they're talking about. Between PTP, Naked Warrior, and Enter the KB, I was able to put together a complete workout, all of which was spelled out with options at the back of this book. I'm doing 3 days of presses and swings/snatches, and 2 variety days. I'm also incorporating abs and pistols. I was glad to see after just 2 months that I could already press 53's comfortably 5 times. Thanks Pavel. I quit going to my gym.

 
Rated 10/10 The "tsar" of the kettlebell books!
 
By Martijn Kruiten / Velserbroek, The Netherlands

Just as the snatch is the tsar of the kettlebell drills, this book is the tsar of all kettlebell books, if not of all available exercise books in the world! I had the DVD before, but decided to buy the book too, for some more detailed descriptions, and I'm glad I did! If been looking for this since I started working out in the gym years ago. This book (and DVD) saved me from getting bulky and gave me strength in return (much more manly if you ask me). Expect results in a week (both in strength and looks).

 
Rated 10/10 Incredibly fast progress in the press
 
By Anders Eriksson / Gothenburg, Sweden

Recently finished the ETK press-ladders. In 5 weeks I went from being able to do a double on my strong arm (and occasionally still failing singles on my weak) to being able to press 5 x 1,2,3,4,5 on both arms with the 32 kg KB.

I'm far from a high-level strength-athlete but I have lifted on many protocols for around 10 years and I can honestly say I have never experienced any progress this fast and steady. And that's with just three pressing-sessions per week, and not even busting my butt on two of them.

My hat is off to Pavel for outlining yet another simple and yet surprisingly effective method. ETK is an excellent strength-book.

 
Rated 10/10 Kettlebell Domination
 
By Doug Sides / Rockford IL

It's very simple really, kettlebells dominate over all other strength tools. Pavel puts it clearly and simply. Easy to follow, effective workouts. Pavel quite simply leads the revolution!

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