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Kettlebell - Simple & Sinister [Kindle Edition]

Pavel Tsatsouline
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Learn how to use the extreme hand-held gym from the source—the man who started the kettlebell revolution. 

Simple & Sinister will prepare you for almost anything life could throw at you, from carrying a piano upstairs to holding your own in a street fight. 

Simple & Sinister will forge a fighter's physique—because the form must follow the function. 

Simple & Sinister will give you the strength, the stamina, and the suppleness to play any sport recreationally—and play it well. 

If you are a serious athlete, Simple & Sinister will serve as a perfect foundation for your sport-specific training. 

If you are a serious lifter, Simple & Sinister will build your strength, rather than interfere with it. 

Simple & Sinister will achieve all of the above while leaving you plenty of time and energy to do your duty, your job, practice your sport, and have a life.  Russian kettlebell power to you! 

About the author: 

Pavel Tsatsouline is a former Soviet Special Forces physical training instructor, currently a Subject Matter Expert to elite US military and law enforcement special operations units.  He introduced the Russian kettlebell to the West in 1998 and started the kettlebell revolution. Pavel is the Chairman of StrongFirst, Inc. In addition to the gold-standard kettlebell instructor certification offers user courses internationally in kettlebell, barbell and bodyweight training.

Expert endorsements:

An incredibly simple guide to creating sinister workouts that really work. Don't mistake "simple" for "basic." The instruction in this book is exactly what you would learn were you to train with Pavel himself. I know, because I have had in-person coaching from Pavel—who is recognized around the world as the master of kettlebell training—and am a student of his methods.

—Adam Campbell, MS, CSCS, Men's Health, Fitness Director

Pavel has done it again!  In Kettlebell Simple & Sinister you get the secrets that the experts of all experts in this area has uncovered… here you have it all in a highly functional package that without a doubt will take you to the next level!

—Timothy DiFrancesco, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Los Angeles Lakers

Kettlebells were not featured in my musclebuilding routines years ago. If I had this snappy book in my hands at the time, my training would have been different. There's tough joy in those kettlebells, and Pavel and his sturdy friends clearly prove it.

—Dave Draper, Mr. America, Mr. World, Mr. Universe

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7028 KB
  • Print Length: 172 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GF2HP9G
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Following his programs will give you results 27 Nov. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I initially avoided pavels work. I found his constant references to special forces and martial arts masters slightly contrived.
But when I bought enter the kettlebell cheap to see what the fuss was about I was suprised. He gives a clear goal (rop) and challenges you to follow his program until you can achieve it. I took his advice 4 years ago and am now at 43 stronger than I have ever been. Since then I've been a fan of his methods and I've read most of his work.

If you are not used to his methods this program will seem to be too simple. But his programming excells on achieving the most with the least (time / equipment)and this book seems to follow a trend of simplification that he began several years ago.

Pavel has said in the past that his system is constantly evolving meaning his most recent works take precedence, making this the perfect place to start.

The program is easy to follow and the book is of a very high quality. (altogether 'tighter' than some of his earlier books) There is a clear progression to follow and guidelines are inculded for when and how to increase weights.
The program as presented should give you all you need to become very strong and stay there for most of your life all for a commitment of a couple of hours a week.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple but not New 4 Dec. 2013
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Pavel has been on the cutting edge of fitness for years now, every time I pick up a book or an article by him I feel like I have learnt something new. :) This is NOT one of those books, this is a program for a person who has very little time to exercise,who is recovering from an injury or who lives a stress full physical life.

The program is the simplest and shortest a program can possibly be. It wont make you very strong, it wont make you very fast, it wont make you very flexible but it will give you a solid base from which to learn all these things if you desire.

On the other hand if you have an incredibly busy and stress full life then this program will help you to keep in touch with your body and help you maintain and improve your fitness despite everything else in your life going to hell.

A use full book to have on your shelf if you are a collector, a useful program to have in the back of your mind when life gets overwhelming. But nothing new.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple things done savagely well 16 April 2014
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Please note, this is a review of the Kindle edition of this book.

I was introduced to the kettlebell, and Pavel Tsatsouline several years ago. Initially, a strong dislike of the marketing (and pricing) of Pavel's work by his original publisher meant that I dismissed his method. However, being aware that guys like Professor Stuart McGill (`Low Back Disorders', `Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance') and Gray Cook (`Athletic Body in Balance', `Movement: Functional Movement Systems: Screening, Assessment, Corrective Strategies') held Pavel in such high regard, I looked beyond the surface and found some genuine content in this `Hardstyle' system. It would have been my loss not to have done so.

`Simple and Sinister' (S&S) is published by Pavel's new venture, StrongFirst (SF), and is free of ad copy while been fairly priced. The presentation is highly professional. I noticed that Laree Draper of the excellent is the book's editor. These details matter.

For those familiar with earlier fare, there is only one set of photographs of Pavel baring his torso. However, they are not gratuitous, but are shown to make some points about muscle activation as a wired up Pavel swings a kettlebell in McGill's laboratory. Also, strong and capable women feature in the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent program 26 Jan. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I've loved kettlebells for a few years so a serious health problem last year was a double blow. Near death and goodbye to kettlebell training.

Or so I thought ...

After being given permission by the consultant overseeing my care, I put away the 32's and started S & S with a 7.5kg. I took a large slice of humble pie and followed the program as outlined, not really expecting much but glad to be alive and (at last) able to do something.

The results have been surprising. As I've increased the weight my muscle tone has returned, and as my strength has increased my confidence has grown alongside it. I have never felt tired - as I did when training previously - so five stars from me. S & S does exactly as promised.

Life is good.

Gary Chamberlain
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars does what it says on the tin 15 Dec. 2013
By poppa T
Format:Kindle Edition
I've been doing Hard Style Kettlebell training for coming up to the three years now so this book is actually a hark back basically the same programme is was doing two years ago...that's not a bad thing! I lost 6 stone in nine months and changed my life with these two systems and since then I have just got stronger and fitter but sometimes my training has got muddied with other pointless ideas. This book has reminded me of how to get the most out of my Kettlebell and consequently my precious time, the additional information on stretches and breathing exercises has pushed my training on to a new level, I feel amazing. As usual one has to smile at Pavel's (what I presume to be) tongue in cheek Soviet posturing amd a couple of typos in the Kindle version but that's a trifling matter for a book than can give you the body you don't think possible. In conclusion this book is a must read for experienced kettlebell users and a comprehensive guide to anyone ready to change their life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simple & Sinister
Exactly what it says on the tin. Everything you need to know, with some real life examples. Fully enjoyed it.
Published 2 days ago by Robbo
5.0 out of 5 stars Pavel does it again.
Short, simple, brutal, no holds barred, no punches pulled.

Pavel's books are congruent with his philosophy. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Shahid K. Ahmad
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Nice easy plan. Wont make you into Arnie but will give you fitness for day to day tasks
Published 3 months ago by L R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 4 months ago by Mr J P Macdonald
4.0 out of 5 stars Hilariously good
Funny and very good explanation of kettlebell technique. Will let everyone know if I get a 6pack at the end :)
Published 4 months ago by Mihaela Ghita
5.0 out of 5 stars THE ONE AND ONLY YOU WILL EVER NEED...

It works - almost too easily - to build a rock solid foundation for health or any athletic endeavor.

It should be taught in schools... Read more
Published 4 months ago by ROBERT BEAUCHAMP
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
more pictures of exercise would help
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant program
It's simple, read it, practice it, do it. It becomes an iron habit that you miss if you miss it and makes you walk taller and be strong.
Published 5 months ago by Carl
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
Brillant book help me so much best way to get stronger and have fun and be safe must read not for the weak lol
Published 7 months ago by mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and elegant
An excellent book. A bit heavy on weapon use. However well presented and easy to follow. I have recently moved into kettlebell. Read more
Published 9 months ago by S. Cohen
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