Mastering the Hardstyle Kettlebell Swing
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Get the ripped physique, the ultra-conditioning and the explosive power you always wanted—in minimum time
and for minimum expense…
Since Pavel Tsatsouline introduced the modern world to the glories of HardStyle™ kettlebell training in 2001, the fitness landscape has changed forever. This simple tool, the kettlebell, when used as part of Pavel’s now legendary HardStyle™ system, has helped sculpt finely-chiseled new physiques—with dramatic power to match—for tens of thousands of grateful recipients.
Master RKC, Mark Reifkind and RKC, Tracy Reifkind are uniquely qualified to help YOU TOO rapidly achieve the same spectacular physical transformations.
As a former college gymnast, powerlifting champion, national coach, competitive bodybuilder, ultra-marathoner and the founder of the first-ever studio in the US devoted entirely to kettlebell training, Mark brings a wealth of experience and expertise in his presentation of the secrets of the HardStyle(tm) kettlebell swing.
Tracy’s innovative kettlebell swing programming and personal 100lb plus weight loss story have won her national acclaim—and a position of honor in Tim Ferriss’s runaway bestseller The 4-Hour Body.
As its title indicates, Mastering the HardStyle™ Kettlebell Swing provides absolutely everything you need, to knock it out of the performance park—and enjoy a new life of supreme strength and vitality. Detailed, scientifically-structured progressions give you a rock-solid technical foundation and proficiency. Two bonus, follow-along workouts further instruct and inspire you to achieve the ultimate in fat loss, high-yield cardio and explosive power.
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You WILL master the basic kettlebell swing by paying attention to the instruction and demos on this DVD. Depends on what you are looking for.
I tried other DVDs and Videos, but they didn't go into as much detail, which lead me to do things wrong and have lower back issues. The instructions within this DVD helped be to learn the tips to doing the swing correctly and now I do not have back aches after doing the swing. I really like the 1st workout on the workout DVD. If you are new to swings, this will be a great starting workout. There are just under 150 full swings in Workout #1.
It also includes a second workout. My only gripe is that after trying it, workout #2 seems to be a bit of a jump from workout #1. You can just do two-hand swings along with workout #2, following the instructions in the beginning. But it just seemed to be a bit advanced to me. I know it is a workout that you "do what you can", but I still would have liked to see a workout (like the one linked below) that was a little more geared for beginners after Workout #1. I did not count the number of swings in Workout #2.
However, Tracy has an excellent On-the-Minute workout posted on her blog which I found and think to be a perfect bridge from Workout #1 to Workout #2. Here is her blog post about that workout: [...] I like this one as it is all two had swings, so I don't feel like I need to jump into some of the advanced swings. The workout on her blog will contain 215-414 swings in 26 minutes, depending on where you are at. I was able to do 300 swings my first time doing it.
NOTE: If for some reason the Link above does not work, check out Tracy's Blog called "Tracy Reifkind's Training Food and Thought". The blog post was posted on June 8th 2012 and is called "Your Own Personal Trainer! Train along with me in true "The Swing" style!".
It has been said (and I fully believe) this DVD is the closet thing to learning the swing you are going to get, without actually going to a RKC instructor.
I highly recommend this DVD to anyone interested in learning the swing. Esp. if you are unable to get training from an RKC instructor.
If you already know the swing properly and maybe want to branch out, this is just fine and theres alot of it out there. However as a beginner, I was finding I was missing something, and getting a sore back more often then not. I was afraid my kettlebells would go the route of so many peoples ellipticals and treadmills and be another form of furniture.
I bought this and within a few segements found not only I was doing alot of things wrong, but suddenly the swing did not cause me back pain.
Some may say there is too much instruction here, and I can see where they are coming from, however I think if you are out to truly master the swing, too much is a good thing. No one says you have to go through it over and over, but its nice to have the reference to come back to until you get the muscle memory.
I will agree, it took some time to get through it, but in the end it was time well spent I think. Not only do they show you in detail the right way to do it, its also broken up in smaller segments so you can take "bite size chunks" of it if thats your style. They also demonstrate some wrong ways, I found that helpful as a point of reference as well.
if your interested in learning the swing, this will do it for you. if your interested in snatches, cleans, etc, you wont find that here.