Kettlebell Essentials contains everything you need to know about using kettlebells. Build exceptional skill and strength, while learning simple cues and programming.
Coaches - Learn progressions, regressions, and variations to keep your clients happy, healthy, & injury free.
What it Covers
Your training should be tailored to suit YOU. We start with the fundamental movements and demonstrate how to regress or advance each to fit your level, experience, and goals.
1. JOINT MOBILITY
2. TURKISH GET UP
4. SINGLE LEG DEADLIFT
9. BOTTOM UP PRESS
12. COMPLEXES, CARRIES & CHAINS
“"Max Shank has put together a wonderfully concise compendium of kettlebell exercises, and a good plan for training, and everything else a body could want and need for getting started. The programming is simple and smart, the exercises properly described and accessible. Max is strong and of a high-mind, and so it is with charity in my heart and as my intention, that I shall recommend his work to everyone."
- Pat Flynn
Owner, Chronicles of Strength and author of Paleo Workouts for Dummies
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What Equipment do I need?
At least 1 kettlebell. We recommend a 16 & 24kg for men and 8 & 16kg for women starting their kettlebell training.
Question: I heard kettlebells can hurt your back. Is that true?
Any exercise with any tool can cause you pain if done with bad form. The point of this program is to demonstrate proper form and cues to have you executing the movements with perfect form and stopping before max effort.
Question: How much time do I need to commit?
It depends. If you have the time and energy, you can train 4-6 days per work. If you can't commit as much time, your progress may be slower, but it's all about CONSISTENCY!