Written By Greg Ellifritz
This is an excellent kettlebell book written by Jeff Martone. If you aren’t familiar with Jeff, he is a well known law enforcement fitness trainer and he designed the kettlebell certification class for CrossFit. I’ve trained with Jeff a couple of times and he really knows his stuff.
Kettlebells are weight lifting implements that look like a cannonball with a handle. They can be used like dumbbells, but provide more muscle stimulation because the lifter has to control the swinging and momentum of the kettlebell as well as its weight. Many MMA fighters, soldiers, and law enforcement officers (including the US Secret Service) rely on kettlebells for fitness because they are brutally effective and portable at the same time.
To summarize Jeff’s book, it is the single best kettlebell reference ever written! Jeff has done a masterful job explaining every technique and lift (including an incredible amount of photos), troubleshooting methods, and tips on how to combine the individual exercises to create an entire workout system.
It is refreshing to see a book that simply covers best practices for kettlebell lifting. There is no dogma or “ancient Russian secrets” here, just practical information to get you started or refine your current technique. If you use kettlebells, you need this book!
You can find the book HERE