By now almost every rider I talk to has seen or heard of kettlebell training. Even if they don't know the name everyone recognizes the
funny looking weight that looks like a bowling ball with a handle welded to it
from shows like The Biggest Loser. Heck, even Lance Armstrong was pictured doing swings with
a kettlebell and you can find them for sale in Wal-Mart.
they get more popular I have also noticed some trends that show the potential
dark side of kettlebell training as well.
First, I love training with kettlebells. It doesn't take long
poking around on my site to figure that out and anyone who has been to my
facility knows that I have more kettlebells than dumbbells.
The unique benefits
you get from kettlebells and the training methods used with them has really helped my
riding and, through my MTB Kettlebell Conditioning Program, hundreds of
other riders as well.
arise, though, when you have mountain bikers following programs that
are created by trainers who don't understand the movements we need as mountain
bikers and instead simply use kettlebell training to burn calories or
build "work capacity".
up becoming "fitter" in the gym (i.e. better at the workouts) but not
much faster on the trail, which isn't the point of training.
As a mountain biker you
need to make sure that you are doing each exercise in a way that will maximally
transfer over to the movement patterns you need on your bike. If you aren't moving
well in the gym it won't help you move better on the bike.
fact, this is the biggest mistake I see rider's new to Kettlebell Training make.
You need to do your kettlebell exercises in a way that addresses the movements
you need on the trail so that you can ride faster, longer and with more
confidence on the trail.
And it all starts with mastery of the basics.
Training has 5 basic lifts that will form the cornerstone of your workouts:
- Turkish Get Up
- Goblet Squat
- Shoulder Press
other kettlebell exercise you do will be built on the foundation of these
exercises and the movements they teach you. And if you are new to
kettlebell training or are thinking about starting to use it your first
priority is to learn and master those exercises.
the years I’ve created some great resources for riders looking to learn more
about these exercises but I’ve never had them together in one place. However,
since I’ve been getting more and more questions about how to use Kettlebell
Training for Mountain Biking I wanted to create something that would quickly
help those new to it learn these important exercises.
I created this 30 Day Intro to Kettlebells Workout to give
riders who were new to kettlebell training a resource that would help them not
only learn how to do these exercises properly but also give them a workout to
help get them started.
this free E-manual you’ll find…
- A 30 day workout that will help you master the 5 Basic Lifts. After spending 30
days using this workout you’ll be ready to move on to more advanced workouts
and exercises with a strong foundation. This will make it much easier to learn
and benefit from more advanced kettlebell training strategies and lifts.
- Pictures and coaching cues for each of the 5 Basic Lifts. These coaching cues
are the most effective and efficient way to learn these exercises based on what
I’ve found teaching these exercises to hundreds of riders.
- Video Demos of each exercise. While a picture is
worth a thousand words, nothing can beat seeing the lift in action and having
it broken down for you. In these video demos I not only go over how to do the
exercise but also cover common mistakes and how to correct them.
So just click below and enter your info below to get immediate access to the new 30 Day Intro to
Kettlebells Workout and start using the power of Kettlebell Training to help
you ride faster, longer and with more confidence on the trail.
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