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The Beginner's Guide to Mastering the Kettlebell (Part 2: Phase 1 Exercises)

Matt Skeffington

Matt’s primary role at Dynamic Strength and Conditioning is to make sure that our coaches and clients are consistently improving, all while operatin...

Matt’s primary role at Dynamic Strength and Conditioning is to make sure that our coaches and clients are consistently improving, all while operatin...

Aug 2 3 minutes read

Welcome to Part 2 of your Beginner's Guide to Mastering the Kettlebell!

In part 1 we covered everything you need to know about correctly gripping your kettlebell.

Click HERE incase you missed it!


Today we're taking you through our phase 1 exercises.

These movements are PERFECT for beginners as they set the foundation for more advanced exercises down the road.

They are the very exercises we ensure our new members master first.

Why?

Like a house, your fitness is only as good as your foundation.

Before moving to more intense exercise, it's crucial that you've built great exercise strength, technique, mobility, and endurance or your injury risk will drastically increase and you'll soon plateau.

These phase 1 kettlebell movements are all about creating a solid foundation and setting you up for continued success.

Picture your house.

The solid concrete foundation is your phase 1 exercises, the house and all the details of your house is your phase 2 exercises.

If the phase 1 exercises and your foundation are weak or incorrectly built, your house will have major problems.

Today I am going to take you through our phase 1, fundamental kettlebell movements -- the squat, deadlift, split-squat, press, and farmer carry.

Once we've built our foundation and learned how to safely complete each phase movement and also built strength with them, we can then move onto faster-paced, more intense kettlebell movements.

One of the biggest mistakes I see people make is skipping this step and moving right into more intense, dynamic, phase 2 kettlebell exercises.

Let's slow things down.

Master our technique.

Complete each movement safely and build some great strength!

Let's get into it.

Start with 2-3 sets of 8-12 reps of each exercise.

If you're new to the kettlebell, start with a 8-15lb kettlebell and work up from there.

Keep an eye out for part 3 of our Beginner's Guide to Mastering the Kettlebell where we take you through our more advanced, phase 2 exercises!

It's time to feel your BEST!

Click below to get started at DSC!

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