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About the Author

Dr. Karl Knopf is the coordinator for the fitness therapist program at Foothill College of California. He is the author of numerous therapeutic fitness books such as The Foam Roller Workbook, The Healthy Shoulder Handbook and Stretching for 50+.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press; 1 edition (April 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612430465
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612430461
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #448,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was looking for a good book on kettlebell exercises for the over 50s. I was seriously disappointed with this book and feel I could have spent my money better on another publication. This is a short book and does not give sufficient nor adequate descriptions of how to perform the exercises. Consequently, there is not enough details nor step by step guidelines explaining how to do an exercise safely or how to avoid injury. There is very little information on how to do squat exercises properly which are prone to cause back injury if done incorrectly. There is very little information on how to prevent the kettlebell striking the wrists.
Most of the weight exercises described would not require a kettlebell and could be done using a dumbbell. Very little coverage is given to swing and ballistic exerices which are the main component of a kettelbell workout.
I have since read another book by a specialist kettlebell trainer and it was far superior. Even though it was aimed at a general audience and was not age specific it gave better safety and injury avoidance tips and step by step instructions.
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When I first started using kettlebells, they only came in pood sizing (1 pood = approximately 36lbs). Now that they are in vogue, they start as small as 5lbs (available at Target stores) and are brightly colored to go with your home decor.

Dr Karl's book is perfect for individuals looking for a new tool to challenge themselves safely and effectively. Due to the shape of the kettlebell, it forces your core to engage and incites your need to maintain control of your center of gravity. This equals a fantastic functional workout.

Before starting, please DO NOT skip the chapter entitled "before you begin". Aside from highlighting safety and injury prevention, it has a section on common problem areas.

Highlights of the book:
- Tips on finding the correct starting weight for you
- Variations and modifications for your ability level
- Exercises recommendations for specific sports
- Excellent photos
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To put my review into perspective, this isn't my only kettlebell book. I point that out because it would make an extremely satisfactory 'one and only' reference but it offers no new insights if you already have other options. It does, however, have more photographs than most kettlebell books. I'm not sure a 50+ with severe physical limitations would pick this up as their first book but, if they did, they would be encouraged to see the exercises laid out progressively, meaning they start out with the basic move and show the advanced version as the modification. In most videos and books (for under 50's?) the reverse is true in that the most basic movement is listed as a modification when one is offered at all. Kettlebells for 50+... doesn't condescend to its target audience at all. It assumes we have made a commitment by purchasing it and will get off our bums and start swingin', which I like.
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The book is really helpful on instruction of how to use the bells and how not to use them. You just don't pick them up and go to work. I am 76 years old and must pay attention to the particular exercises to use and those to avoid. The exercises are described in a clear manner. I wouldn't use the kettlebells without some instruction.
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I got this to up my strength training. I love it and use it everytime I exercise which is 3-4 times a week. I suggest before beginning, to get advice on the proper form. Or watch the various exercises online. Otherwise, you'll risk injury. I'm at level 3 and will slowly work my way up.
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Dr. Karl once again provides a wonderfully informative book on exercise and fitness. It is presented simply with great photographs of real people exercising. The programs presented cover many topics as well as safety and proper introduction to exercise. Great Book!!!
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I bought the Kindle version, thinking that I could read it, after downloading the free sample. When I tried to read the tables that have the recommended workouts, I couldn't read them even *with* a magnifying glass! The text can be enlarged, of course, but the tables cannot be enlarged. This was a complete waste of money.
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I have kettlebells and have using this book to teach me the proper techniques and what areas of the body to focus on. It's a great instructional book.
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