The Kettlebell is a very versatile tool for all aspects of fitness. While most view the kettlebell as a mobility and conditioning tool, it can also be used for building functional (helping with everyday and sports related activities) and overall (assisting with barbell and strongman activities) strength and power. When it comes to the hip hinge, there is no better tool for strength and dynamic resistance. The same can be said for the functional squat, but the barbell cannot be beat when it comes to pure strength.
Here I cover many of the basics of the kettlebell training for both. Every one of these techniques can be used within any program from body weight to barbell. I usually mix and match modalities to build functional strength with every tool available. The benefit I have found in this is unconventional training is that my clients and I build strength and power throughout multiple planes and ranges of motion.
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