Having been a competitive bodybuilder for five years and a StrongFirst Kettlebell practitioner, there are some big differences I see when it comes to conventional Bodybuilding and Hardstyle Kettlebell Training.
Kettlebell conversations typically provide for quality quotes including but not limited to “cannon-bells”, the “weird handle thing”, the “cute colored thing”, and more. There are countless articles that provide excellent content as to the many facets of exercise-science “nerd speak”when it comes to kettlebells. Today, I wanted to share some of my favorite thoughts in regards to benefits of kettlebell training that no one talks about.
A kettlebell is not better than a dumbbell, nor is it worse. Both tools are inanimate objects that are nothing more than lumps of cast metal. They are not special in any way, but how you use them is. These are the top 5 differences between kettlebells and dumbbells.
No matter what your athletic goals are, if increasing strength is part of your fitness plan, then loaded carries need to find their way into your program. Loaded carries are one of the best ways to build functional, total body, real world strength. Here are the top 5 loaded carries you can do with kettlebells.
There is a long standing debate between which type of Kettlebell Swing is better: the Russian Swing or the American Swing (or what I like to call a Snatch). The truth is, that may not be the question we should be asking. Dan Mahoney explores the topic from a professional trainer perspective.