This book takes you from knowing absolutely zero about kettlebells to laying the proper foundations to build upon step-by-step. These are the most important things about kettlebell training that everyone starting kettlebell training should know.
The book contains hundreds of detailed photos, links to videos, and step by step instructions. Everything you need to learn kettlebell training, or how to teach others.
“An extremely good read. Recommended. A great addition to any kettlebell users library. I personally have gained more knowledge that will assist me with my journey using kettlebells as an enthusiast and an instructor. ” Bryan Trish (Kettlebell instructor and personal trainer)
“A great book for anyone wanting to integrate kettlebells into their workouts. Taco covers a lot of information which will help you maximise your training. Links to videos are an added bonus and assist with the technical aspects of kettlebell training.”
Mark Godwin (Director, Fit Biz UK)
"Nowadays, kettlebells are becoming recognized as a versatile method of achieving one's goals in physical fitness. However, there is insufficient literature on the techniques and intricacies of this very effective piece of fitness equipment. That's where Taco Fleur's new book, entitled 'Kettlebell Training Fundamentals', comes in. Taco is a man who is interested not just in being fit and healthy, but in digging deep and assimilating the underlying principles that are involved. As someone who has more than 12 years of experience with his own kettlebell training, and having also spent a long time training others, he is ideally suited to demystify the most important aspects of kettlebell training for the beginner. 'Beginner' here means beginner to kettlebells, and not necessarily to the fitness world, since there is scope even those who have spent many years training in other methodologies to go wrong when starting with kettlebells. The reason is that the philosophy of kettlebell training is different from that of other modalities. Besides, it has its own idiosyncracies, and terms employed in the context of kettlebells, even when named the same as with other methods, are often very different when it comes to execution.
In this book it is very evident that Taco has made painstaking efforts to think from the perspective of the newcomer, and taken nothing for granted. Pretty much every question you might have, if you are new to kettlebells, is answered here. Not only answered, but the reasoning behind it is explained in detail, with explanations that go into biomechanics and human physiology, with appropriate diagrams where relevant, so that technical terms (such as those relating to muscular anatomy, or to the physics of the trajectory of the kettlebell while performing exercises) are easily understood. You will learn not only the what, but also the why, and the how, and the when. Taco gently guides you along the way, starting from why you would even want to train with kettlebells, to selecting your first kettlebell, to the selection of exercises, to the warmup sequence, to the performance of exercises, to the progressions. Another thing I liked very much was the detailed section on the various grips of the kettlebell. This section is amazingly detailed, and to my knowledge this is the first work with such an analysis of this aspect of the kettlebell. There are tons of photos and step-by-step explanations, and links to videos where such would be more effective than written explanations. If you get injured, Taco provides a very helpful guide to understand from the specific pain you experience (such as in the shoulder, or in the forearm), what could be wrong with your technique of lifting.
Finally, Taco is evidently passionate about kettlebells, but not infatuated with them without reason. He is honest and tells us why he likes them, and at the same time he also keeps up practice with other disciplines, such as martial arts, CrossFit, etc. Thus he has a holistic view of fitness, and is not just an expert on this particular tool. You will learn a lot from his book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did." Vishwas Jamadagni (Silver Medallist at EKFA National Kettlebell snatch event)
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great start for kettlebell training
Great book, lots of information. Lots of comparisons between different techniques and how they are implemented in different sports. Taco goes to to great lenghts to ensure you understand the material. The only suggestion I have is to provide more links to videos.
I own the Kettlebell Workout and Challanges books as well! I’ve been doing kettlebell trainig for a little over 8 years now. After reading this book I’ve come to find out some of my techniques needed adjusted! I wish there was a book like this around when I first started out! Taco has crafted (this book) a very informative and handy manual for beginners on up to experts! He’s a master! Love his work so far!
Whether you are a beginner or a pro, this is a must read!
This is my second book I have read from Taco Fleur and Caveman Training. I thought I had a grasp on the basics of utilizing Kettlebell’s, and I read this book and learned a few more tricks. Very well written with the science behind the exercise as well as videos and example through out. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, this book will help advance your workout. Tons of information that is articulated in a manner for the novice or pro person. By the way, I am a father of four and have used a variety of informational sources to develop my workout and master my techniques. This is now my baseline book for information!