Kettlebell Training: A Brief Review

Ryan Eckert, Ronald Snarr


Kettlebell training is a relatively new trend that aims to serve many functions in training programs, including increasing muscular strength and power to improving aerobic capacity. Kettlebell training may provide a sufficient stimulus for enhancing both muscular and aerobic performance, possibly with the greatest effect on muscular power. The principle of specificity is discussed in detail as the specific design of a kettlebell program may influence the specific outcomes experienced by those performing kettlebell training. Further research comparing kettlebell training to other training methods may provide a better understanding of the benefits of this training modality in order to draw more definitive conclusions.


strength, power, muscular endurance, aerobic capacity

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