Its just a ball with a handle on it, no big deal. As a matter of fact, many of you have seen one of these training tools holding the door open at Emerge. Harmless.
Eight trainers (who consider themselves in very good shape) found out how wrong that assumption was on Friday afternoon.
Chad and Jen Estes, Russian Kettlebell Certified Trainers, took the Emerge training staff through their first 2 hour seminar on kettlebell training Friday afternoon. The thing is, the word “seminar” usually brings to mind a classroom, some notes and maybe a powerpoint presentation. This wasn’t that kind of seminar.
For two hours, we went over, in a “hands on” type of approach, some of the basic, fundamental kettlebell exercises. Chad and Jen explained each exercise including the rationale behind each movement, who would benefit from it, and what to look out for when criticizing form. This process was accomplished by each trainer practising each movement over and over…..and over with a large kettlebell. It was a very informative and grueling two hours.
The next seminar is scheduled for next Friday, the 15th.
Ask an Emerge Trainer about their experience with and how to use the very versatile kettlebell to add a new challenge to your functional training routine.