THE KETTLEBELL SKILLS BLUEPRINT
Looking for a strong workout plan that ALSO teaches you good form and proper technique? I got you.
Eight weeks of perfecting your kettlebell moves and putting those skills into practice.
This program will teach you all the foundational kettlebell skills you need- and then some! We'll work through 8 weeks of progressive skill building to not only increase your strength and mobility, but to do so safely. Lots of attention to form and detail here to keep you injury free and feeling good in your body.
All the moves are done with one kettlebell- but it would be helpful to have a heavy one for swings and a lighter one you can use for cleans or overhead presses.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT WITH REGISTRATION:
*Access to a new workout each week (each new workout will be available 7 days after you open the one before it), with a video tutorial of a skill and a written 45 minute-ish full body workout (with video exercise demo's) that compliments that move
*Each week will have a different bonus 10 minute follow along mobility video
*Bonus materials including a basic KB Flow!
*You'll have access to this program for the life of it (really, until I retire from the fitness biz. So you got a while :-)
WHY I CREATED THIS PROGRAM...
I come across so many people who love kettlebells but are not quite sure how to use them or how to make the most of them. People feel either afraid they're going to injure themselves or aren't quite sure of how and why kettlebells benefit them. And I don't blame them! I see plenty of programs out there that either use kettlebells as dumbbells (completely missing out on all the fun kettlebells can be!) or programming that's a bit all over the place. The workouts have a variety of exercises that don't allow you to become proficient at any one thing.
That's where this program comes in. I want people to feel like they know exactly what they're doing when they pick up a kettlebell, and to feel the confidence that comes with owning your movements. Each week you'll have the opportunity to really refine your skill and build for the next week, when we add on the next exercise. This is how you build a strong base of strength that allows you to build progressively and safely.
WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?
*Some general fitness knowledge is required. The weekly written workouts will have some basic strength building moves. Think squats, rows, pushups, presses. If those words don't conjure up an image in your brain- and some comfort in doing them- this isn't for you.
*If you have lots of kettlebell experience or none at all, this program is for you- there will be instructions to accommodate for different levels.
*In all my years of teaching kettlebells, I can honestly say that most people need some refinement. Kettlebells require know-how to be safe! And even if you have it, I'm a huge fan of spending time to review the basics- something I do often myself. You can always find ways to improve.
*If you are looking for a program that is progressive, safe, and focused on form, this is for you. Each week will build off the previous week. By the end of it, you'll have many new moves in your arsenal, feel confident in your kettlebell skills, and you'll feel stronger and move better.
WHO THIS PROGRAM IS NOT FOR:
*If you are looking a different workout each day of the week, this isn't for you. The truth about strength and skill building is that it takes TIME and PRACTICE, or as I always say, reps on reps.
*If you are looking for short HIIT workouts or metcons, this isn't for you. This program is designed to build a base of strength and skill- something that I think should be a pre-requisite to HIIT workouts anyway. If you aren't willing to commit to 2-3 days a week and spend 30-45 minutes (workout length depends on your level), a different program would better suit you.
* If you don't have access to kettlebells, this isn't for you. Although moves can be modified with a dumbbell, a huge part of this program is building kettlebell skills. Having a heavier weight you can swing and a lighter one for cleans and presses is necessary.
*If you're on another program, I wouldn't suggest doing that AND this. If you are already strength training, then 3 times/wk of these workouts and your lower intensity movements (walking, biking, yoga) or steady state cardio is enough.