Kettlebells have been around since the 18th century, but thanks to the efforts of Pavel Tsatsouline, giryas (kettlebells) are a 21st century phenomenon.
Russian Master of Sport Pavel Tsatsouline has been the number one proponent of bringing the old school method of kettlebell training to the masses. His DVD, The Russian Kettlebell Challenge, is a must have for anyone who is interested in training with kettlebells. Pavel’s Russian Kettlebell Challenge is and invaluable resource as it is the first and best word in providing a comprehensive kettlebell training program, and should be a part of everyone’s fitness library.
Hype and fitness are a bad mix.
Almost every time you see hype attached to a piece of exercise equipment or program, you can be sure that the product won’t live up to expectations. This isn’t the case with Pavel’s promises. If you visit his web site you will see endorsements and testimonials from military men, weight lifters, wrestlers and civilians of both sexes.
You will read about how training with the kettlebell can make you stronger, more resilient, more flexible, improve your endurance and permanently reduce your body fat. I wouldn’t blame you if you checked out the web site and thought this was all a bunch of fitness folderol. After all, people who want to sell us fitness products have lied to all of us.
Well I’m here to tell you that you can trust Pavel Tsatsouline and that kettlebell training can deliver on all of the promises if you are willing to work hard and throw away all of your preconceived notions of what a workout program is.
Not only do I use kettlebells – I have a set that I keep at home and travel with – but my wife uses them, my Dad and brother use them, and all of my clients use them. Men, women, young, old, athletes, klutzes, all sweat and groan and swing and press kettlebells. Teenagers to eighty-year olds, tennis players and golfers and football players.