2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Very good technical book,
This review is from: Kettlebell RX: The Complete Guide for Athletes and Coaches (Paperback)
This book got 4 stars from me for the follow reasons:
- IMO probably the best gook on the tachnical aspects of kettlebell training - every excersize is show in good clear pictures and tha most common errors are shown and there are specific correction drills for all these faults. So this is a book you can really learn from. Weather youre a beginner og a expeirinced athlete - this book can still teach you the correct and safest way.
- It only got 4 stars because this is a book limited in most parts to the kettlebell excersizes found in Crossfitt. No surprise - it actuallys says kettlebell lifting for Crossfitters somewhere on the cover - but still a lot of other kettlebell excersizes are not there. Also the croosfitt approach is very profound in the writing - in such a way that Jeff Martone states that other protocol as found in bodybuilding, powerlifting or olympic lifting are inferior. Depending on the goal they might be - my point is that I allways think it is limiting if someone is so in love with his own sport that he has to diss all the others. JMs thinking has most effect on the training programs - its not very clear when to move up from one weight to the next as it is stated several times that you should never train to exhaustion or failure. As the cornerstone in most strenghtsport is gradually working up to higher levels of strenght - I find this particular point somewhat lacking. Also - no of the physices presented here are very impressive - so as a motivational picture book look elsewhere.
SO what you have here is a wonderfull book on technique - that you probably will refer to many times while finetuning your kettlebell lifting - I know I will. On the other hand - just that; the many pages spend on correcting errors also makes it a little dull. So my advise is buy the book - but occasionally go other places for motivation.