Kettlebell - Simple & Sinister by Pavel TsatsoulineA few weeks back, we showed you the technique for proper kettlebell swings and Turkish get-ups. Pavel Tsatsouline is a legendary strength coach and the man who brought kettlebells to the United States back in Make sure that you choose a kettlebell weight that is comfortable for you. Remember you will be performing 10 sets of 10, so start out relatively light. This is a great full-body workout! The Kettlebell is the ultimate quick lift and it raises your heart rate and increases cardiovascular health. The Turkish get-ups are slow and steady and require tremendous static strength.
What is Simple and Sinister?
Kettlebell - Simple & Sinister
I strongly recommend it to those who want to take their conditioning to the next level. I have done it on purpose, in order to eliminate any possible excuses you might have for non-compliance. Just bang out your daily swings and 10 get-ups, like brushing your teeth. All of your attention is on technique and power, and zero brain cells need to be involved in analyzing your workout, attempting to change it. The first step is identifying your monthly volume. For swings, the numbers then add up to:.
The Get-up is the ultimate slow lift; the swing is the ultimate quick lift. This simple program swings and 10 get-ups on a regular basis will have a profound impact, and help you achieve all your goals much faster while improving your mobility, strength, and conditioning. The program and all the details you need are in the book. Perform 10 Swings 2-Hand or 1-Arm. It should take 15 seconds to perform 10 Swings. You can do some sets of 2-Hand Swings and some with 1-Arm Swings.
Aubrey Bailey is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with an additional degree in psychology and board certification in hand therapy. Bailey is also an Anatomy and Physiology professor. Lisa is a retired personal trainer with more than 4, hours of hands-on experience working with a variety of clients, from sports teams to weight loss and post-rehab populations. She's also a professional writer. Don't have a lot of time or motivation to do complicated exercises? Have no fear: This stripped-down, straightforward kettlebell routine packs some serious benefits in only a few moves.
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Maybe it's the Eastern Bloc influence of Get-Ups and kettlebells. Or the appropriate, no-nonsense title given by founder Pavel Tsatsouline. Containing only kettlebell swings and Turkish Get-Ups, it's basic yet complex. It can be humbling, yet still leave you with plenty of energy to live your life. And I credit those same principles for helping me finish 9th overall in the Men's Open during the Spring Tactical Strength Challenge.
Once you can consistently achieve the goals on almost any day you can then move up in weight for that exercise. Women Simple Goal: 24kg swings, 16kg get-ups Sinister Goal: 32kg swings, 24kg get-ups. Once your normal training has reached the Simple Goal for swings introduce non-stop swing testing. Attempt every 2 weeks with a kettlebell one or more sizes lighter than your swing. The goal is to work up to non-stop perfect swings always stressed on quality over quantity.
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