IAMA Kettlebell Monthly Workshop Description
Instructor: Dr. Mark Cheng, RKC
A kettlebell is an old Russian weight training device that looks like a metal bowling ball with a thick, sausage shaped handle protruding from it. Its unique shape creates an off-centered environment for the user, challenging the entire body simultaneously and synergistically instead of just one or two muscle groups. The bells used at the Academy range in size from 8 kg up to 32 kg (18 – 70 lbs).
This is totally different from traditional weightlifting! While traditional weightlifting is based on a bodybuilding paradigm, kettlebell training revolves around developing functional or tactical strength.
The majority of kettlebell exercises are ballistic in nature, which means that the bell is swung rather than merely lifted. As a result, the exercises take the user through multiple vectors, challenging the user’s muscles through a wider range of motion. Keeping the kettlebell in constant motion also allows the user to achieve incredible strength while simultaneously developing intense cardio.
Anyone who wants to build functional strength will benefit from kettlebell training. The roster of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, NHB, and full contact fighters that have switched to kettlebell training is already huge and continues to grow with each day. The US Secret Service, the FBI, and many elite armed forces and SWAT teams already make extensive use of kettlebell training for their operatives.
Also, because kettlebell training allows you to develop cardio and strength simultaneously, people who are pressed for time can achieve a real full body workout in as little as 10 minutes!
Dr. Mark Cheng, L.Ac., Ph.D., RKC II
Director / Sifu – Chung-Hua Institute
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Anton, at 19 years of age, is snatching a 53 lb bell
Dr. Mark Cheng, Inosanto Academy Kettlebell Instructor pressing overhead the 62 lb kettlebell
Guro Dan Inosanto, 70 years old during a typical kettlebell workout.
Every Saturday at the Inosanto Academy! Classes Available!
Pavel is doing a bent-press with the 53 lb bell at the Inosanto Academy .
Guro Dan Inosanto, at 70 years of age, trains privately with Pavel every week. More news about Pavel & Guro Inosanto coming soon!