Kettlebells: Strength Training for Power & Grace

  • Publish Date: 2006-01-28
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Smith Vatel;Victoria D. Gray

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Kettlebells--those amazingly effective weights that look like bowling balls with handles--have become all the rage in high-end health clubs and boxing gyms everywhere. And this is the first mainstream how-to guide to guide on the subject.

How can you get a complete training program that works the heart, builds muscle mass, increases endurance, and improves flexibility--without having to spend hours in the gym? The answer: kettlebells. That's the equipment elite Soviet athletes depended on to build their super-strength and win gold medals, and it's still the best way to get the body you've dreamed of. With the help of 150 color photos to illustrate every move, two certified trainers from New York's elite Equinox Club explain all the ins-and-outs (including safety) of this tough but accessible full-body workout. In addition to clearly explained exercises and routines, Victoria D. Gray and Smith Vatel provide tips on where to buy weights (and how to create your own), show how to set up a home workout space, and, most importantly, explain how to avoid injuries and accidents.

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