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This may be the definitive book on kettlebell programming. Provides an outstanding collection of different programs for all levels by some of the top trainers in the RKC community. What more could you ask for?This is a great resource for beginners or advanced, as there's something…Read More
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Collated, edited and with an introduction by Master RKC, Geoff Neupert
Since 2001 and the world’s first Russian Kettlebell Challenge (RKC) Instructor Certification workshop, thousands of individuals—martial artists, first responders, military, and fitness and strength professionals, have learned how to use kettlebells quickly and safely. And then introduce the remarkable benefits of the kettelbell to a global community of kettlebell enthusiasts.
Many of these RKCs have created a wide variety of effective workout programs for their clients, customers, teams, and units. So, who better to answer the question “How do I use kettlebells to get the best possible results for ME and MY goals?” than these same RKCs?
We asked the RKC Instructors to submit their most prized workouts, so you can not only see, but also use proven programs that have been successfully used by these qualified experts. The result became The RKC Book of Strength and Conditioning, replete with time-tested, results-producing kettlebell workouts that can satisfy the needs of newbie and pro alike, for years to come.
Some workouts are used to develop strength. Some are used for conditioning. All have produced results either for the instructors themselves, their clients, or both. Enjoy the pain!
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This may be the definitive book on kettlebell programming. Provides an outstanding collection of different programs for all levels by some of the top trainers in the RKC community. What more could you ask for?This is a great resource for beginners or advanced, as there's something in there for everyone. Really awesome programs from smart, passionate people who know what effective programming is all about. You'll get lots of training insight and a wealth of programming knowledge for yourself and for your clients. A really fantastic resource to refer to again and again. And, a "must have" for your programming archives. Getting this one is really a no-brainer. Cheers!
Sometimes in the RKC you will hear people talk about "standing on the shoulders of giants." This book could be described as a handy one-stop collection of "giants' shoulders." I found that nearly every fitness goal or challenge my clients or myself may encounter is represented here, with a workout or a full-fledged program from people I trust, respect and honestly - really like! I will be using the RKC Book of Strength and Conditioning as a reference for a VERY long time, if not technically forever. A few of the workouts may be familiar, including David Whitley's Furnace which has been a favorite of mine and a real game changer for clients who have been struggling to learn the intricacies of the get up. But there are others which I have never seen before, and plenty that have really sparked my imagination. At the very least, for those days when you just don't know what to do, or have just completed another program, then this book is there, handy with so much to choose from, and it's all great stuff. This collection is also an ideal way to learn program design by example - the why, when, and how of each section is explained. Again, a great resource, I can only hope for a sequel down the road!
I ordered "The RKC Book of Strength and Conditioning" ebook three weeks ago. Since them, I've been incorporating the "Bull simple kettlebell program", and it works like crazy! I'll stay on it for seven more weeks, then I'm going to switch to another program.As instructor for a reality-based self-defense system (Rich Dimitri's Senshido), I can say that the workouts described in the book are absolutely useful for real-life strength. Yesterday, I went through the "bull simple program" with my students. One of them is a free-runner with lots of strength. He couldn't believe it that 30 minutes of intense kettlebell training wiped him out.Bottom line: Buy this book.And buy the Convict Conditioning books.Both books combined are the way to extraordinary strength and endurance.Great stuff!
Lots of choices in this book. With all the online examples of how to do the exercise no challenge is going to excape one who is interested in trying any of the routines. A good source of variety that one can try. I have started with Reikind"s swing agenda. I know that the swing is the king and am enjoying the program. Worth the price.
This book is a must have for anybody interested in taking their kettlebell training to the next level!
The book is a good read and the programs state which fitness level they should be applied to so that gives a good guide. What I did not particularly like was the layout and I found some of them difficult to see the actual program in the writing that some of them had done.Only beef with the book would be the layout could have been better. The information is very good.
Loads of experts giving their best in programs. Great reference.
Some real quality information in here but a lot if it seemed like filler to me. I've read all of Pavel's work, Dan John, Geoff Neupert's too and this really doesn't come close to any of their products. The article from Brett Jones about preparing for the RKC is outdated now that it uses single bells and I honestly thought that they'd have updated it from the version that is freely available on the web. Disappointing to say the least. I was expecting so much more from this.
This book achieves what it sets out to. It presents an interesting variety of programmes which are all highly usable. It is motivating and inspiring to read ideas from the RKC experts, particularly sports-specific case examples. The programmes presented are great to use either completely as they are, or to pick-and-mix, or just for great concepts to incorporate in general. For example, the specific weight suggestions and rep numbers were a real help and an eye-opener. You can test out each programme and the sessions come alive. The volume of this material is huge.It is written very well with expert technical detail but always with the 'voice' of the trainer loud and clear - in all chapters distinctive, entertaining, inspiring. Even/especially in the minimalist chapters - the session says it all: 25 swings...1 burpee... 24 swings... 2 burpees... I enjoyed that one. Ouch! Nice to hear from very mad people like this. Of the sessions I have tried so far all have been seriously hardcore. A GOOD thing.The layout and format of the book works well - especially for an ebook. However, hopefully the publishers can look at the following constructive points below:Some of the programme descriptions could have been broken down or edited a little more carefully. Although also, some were excellent in this regard. Where exercises photos were included, i thought a lot more sequential photos would help. In some cases the captions to the photos were confusing or even looked wrong. These minor negatives were outweighed by the positives of having so many concrete ideas of proven workouts, and so much personality coming through the writing style of the different trainer authors. Well done on a great product. Any future versions would be great if it had even more sports-specific ideas: golf, tennis, more sprinting ones.
One of the best collections of hardstyle KB workouts I've found. While the number of actual programs are few, the many individual workouts are great and the authors offer recommendations for incorporating them into a complete program. The variety is great and the workouts can be easily modified for your goals. with the lower price of the ebook, it is a great value.
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