Kettlebell training has become very popular and along with bodyweight training I can’t recommend a better tool for personal training clients.
Unlike convention weight training, kettlebell training offers some unique exercises predominantly based around dynamic movements like the kettlebell swing.
Understanding the fundamentals of movement are important when you are swinging a kettlebell because things can go wrong quickly. Progression is the key.
I put together a kettlebell course which I use with my own personal trainers when they join our team.
Take a look below, these are the topics that you will want to look out for when you take your own kettlebell course.
Section 1: Getting Started
This section will help you understand the basics of kettlebell training.
Video 1: Selecting your kettlebell
Discover the best kettlebells to use to avoid injury and to increase your workout results.
Video 2: Holding positions
Learn the 3 most important holding positions that you should use when kettlebell training.
Video 3: Movement patterns
Find out the 6 essential movement patterns that you should focus on when training.
Video 4: Muscle activation techniques
Switch on lazy muscles, burn more fat and increase your strength with these techniques.
Learn more: 7 kettlebell holding positions you need to know
Section 2: The Hip Hinge
You must learn this fundamental movement to protect your back.
Video 5: Hip Hinge
Get the hip hinge wrong and you risk hurting your lower back.
Video 6: Wall touch drill
A simple movement drill that can help you master the all-important hip hinge movement.
Video 7: Facing wall drill
Improve your lower back alignment with this excellent movement exercise.
Video 8: Jumping drill
Increase your power with this explosive hip driving exercise.
Video 9: Reaching drill
Another essential movement to help you keep your back in perfect alignment during the hip hinge.
Video 10: Kneeling drill
The final drill that will show you how to activate your buttocks while using your hips correctly.
Video 11: Single handed deadlift
Let’s get those buttocks working with this dynamic exercise that should not be missed.
Learn more: 7 Kettlebell deadlift variations
Section 3: The Swing
The most effective kettlebell exercise to learn but the one that most people get wrong.
Video 12: Two handed swing
Start burning some serious calories and raising that heart rate fast. Don’t miss this important video.
Video 13: One handed swing
More rotation and shoulder stability required for this variation. Master the two handed swing first.
Video 14: Changing hands
Learn to keep the momentum going and seamlessly transition from one exercise to the next.
Section 4: The Get Up
Avoid injury and develop a rock solid core and essential joint mobility
Video 15: Half Turkish get up
Work the vital core muscles and learn exactly what NOT to do.
Video 16: Full Turkish get up
Finish off the full movement and complete all the important stages of the exercise safely.
Video 17: Reverse Turkish get up
A practical variation of the Get Up that opens up a world of possibilities for integration with other exercises.
Learn more: Ultimate guide to the kettlebell Turkish get up
Section 5: Lower Body
Time to start really using those hips, legs and buttocks
Video 18: Squat variations
One of our primal movement patterns and an exercise that should be included in everyones workout.
Video 19: Racked reverse lunge
Improve your hip mobility and seriously condition the buttocks with this exercise.
Video 20: Racked forward lunge
Slightly more advanced than the reverse lunge but there are important pointers your must watch out for.
Video 21: Side lunge
Develop single leg strength, open up your hips and improve your practical movement skills.
Learn more: 16 kettlebell lunge variations
Section 6: Upper Body
Develop strong shoulders, arms and back muscles with these exercises
Video 22: Overhead press
Condition the shoulders, lats and chest by learning how to press effectively.
Video 23: Kneeling press
Work further into your core muscles with this exercise. A great exercise to assess your pressing skills.
Video 24: Press combinations
Start putting your pressing together with other exercises to discover the true benefits of kettlebell training.
Video 25: Regular row
Improve your posture and work into that often neglected fat burning muscle at the back of the body.
Video 26: Suitcase row
Get your core muscles ready and try this unusual variation of the rowing exercise. Tricky but worthwhile.
Learn more: 6 kettlebell row variations
Conclusion to Kettlebell Courses
The above course outlines the very basics that you should be looking for in any kettlebell course.
Once you have a solid grounding in the above movements and understand how the body functions when using a kettlebell you can progress to more advanced exercises.
If you’d like to take a look at my online kettlebell course then you can do so here.
To see more posts about general kettlebells workouts and advice, go here.
Best of luck and should you have any questions then just leave them in the comments below.