Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site s , as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. Availability: In Stock. Many of these RKCs have created all kinds of effective workout programs for their clients, customers, teams, and units. The result became The RKC Book of Strength and Conditioning , with time-tested, results-producing kettlebell workouts that may satisfy the needs of newbie and pro alike, for years yet to come.
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Sometimes in the RKC you will hear people talk about "standing on the shoulders of giants. And then introduce the remarkable benefits of the kettelbell to a global community of kettlebell enthusiasts. Many of these RKCs have created a wide variety of effective workout programs for their clients, customers, teams, and units. We asked the RKC Instructors to submit their most prized workouts, so you can not only see, but also use proven programs that have been successfully used by these qualified experts.
The result became The RKC Book of Strength and Conditioning , replete with time-tested, results-producing kettlebell workouts that can satisfy the needs of newbie and pro alike, for years to come. Some workouts are used to develop strength. Some are used for conditioning. All have produced results either for the instructors themselves, their clients, or both.
Enjoy the pain! Go ahead and try it today. A few of the workouts may be familiar, including David Whitley's Furnace which has been a favorite of mine and a real game changer for clients who have been struggling to learn the intricacies of the get up. But there are others which I have never seen before, and plenty that have really sparked my imagination. At the very least, for those days when you just don't know what to do, or have just completed another program, then this book is there, handy with so much to choose from, and it's all great stuff.
This collection is also an ideal way to learn program design by example - the why, when, and how of each section is explained. Again, a great resource, I can only hope for a sequel down the road! This may be the definitive book on kettlebell programming. Provides an outstanding collection of different programs for all levels by some of the top trainers in the RKC community. What more could you ask for? This is a great resource for beginners or advanced, as there's something in there for everyone.
Really awesome programs from smart, passionate people who know what effective programming is all about. You'll get lots of training insight and a wealth of programming knowledge for yourself and for your clients. A really fantastic resource to refer to again and again.
And, a "must have" for your programming archives. Getting this one is really a no-brainer. Since them, I've been incorporating the "Bull simple kettlebell program", and it works like crazy! I'll stay on it for seven more weeks, then I'm going to switch to another program.
As instructor for a reality-based self-defense system Rich Dimitri's Senshido , I can say that the workouts described in the book are absolutely useful for real-life strength. Yesterday, I went through the "bull simple program" with my students. One of them is a free-runner with lots of strength. He couldn't believe it that 30 minutes of intense kettlebell training wiped him out.
Bottom line: Buy this book. And buy the Convict Conditioning books. Both books combined are the way to extraordinary strength and endurance. Great stuff! The RKC book of strength has a plethora of not only specific routines, but great templates and ideas to serve a variety of needs. There are a great span of work out plans that fit a wide range of exercise goals.
Also, it is a great book to see other peoples take on routine building. Lots of choices in this book. With all the online examples of how to do the exercise no challenge is going to excape one who is interested in trying any of the routines. A good source of variety that one can try. I have started with Reikind"s swing agenda. I know that the swing is the king and am enjoying the program.
Worth the price. This book is a must have for anybody interested in taking their kettlebell training to the next level! The book is a good read and the programs state which fitness level they should be applied to so that gives a good guide. What I did not particularly like was the layout and I found some of them difficult to see the actual program in the writing that some of them had done. Only beef with the book would be the layout could have been better.
The information is very good. Some real quality information in here but a lot if it seemed like filler to me. I've read all of Pavel's work, Dan John, Geoff Neupert's too and this really doesn't come close to any of their products.
The article from Brett Jones about preparing for the RKC is outdated now that it uses single bells and I honestly thought that they'd have updated it from the version that is freely available on the web.
Disappointing to say the least. I was expecting so much more from this. This book achieves what it sets out to. It presents an interesting variety of programmes which are all highly usable. It is motivating and inspiring to read ideas from the RKC experts, particularly sports-specific case examples. The programmes presented are great to use either completely as they are, or to pick-and-mix, or just for great concepts to incorporate in general.
For example, the specific weight suggestions and rep numbers were a real help and an eye-opener. You can test out each programme and the sessions come alive. The volume of this material is huge. It is written very well with expert technical detail but always with the 'voice' of the trainer loud and clear - in all chapters distinctive, entertaining, inspiring.
I enjoyed that one. Nice to hear from very mad people like this. Of the sessions I have tried so far all have been seriously hardcore. A GOOD thing. The layout and format of the book works well - especially for an ebook. However, hopefully the publishers can look at the following constructive points below: Some of the programme descriptions could have been broken down or edited a little more carefully. Although also, some were excellent in this regard.
Where exercises photos were included, i thought a lot more sequential photos would help. In some cases the captions to the photos were confusing or even looked wrong. These minor negatives were outweighed by the positives of having so many concrete ideas of proven workouts, and so much personality coming through the writing style of the different trainer authors.
Well done on a great product. Any future versions would be great if it had even more sports-specific ideas: golf, tennis, more sprinting ones. Read our Review Guidelines before posting your review. Register Login. View Cart 0. Continue Shopping. Previous Next. Click image to enlarge. Alternative Views. Read All Reviews. Write Review. An Incredible Reference! That's how sure we are! Since and the first Russian Kettlebell Challenge RKC Instructor Certification, thousands of individuals—martial artists, first responders, military, and fitness and strength professionals, have learned how to use kettlebells quickly and safely and in turn train others with them.
No longer relegated to the basements of strongmen and the "Courage Corners" of the Russian Military, kettlebells, thanks to Pavel and the RKC have transformed the way the Western world views and obtains strength and fitness.
Now everyone from elite athletes to grandmothers has access to the easy strength and conditioning gains of the kettlebell. And those individuals have gone on to create very effective workout programs for their clients, customers, teams, and units.
So, we decided to ask those who are qualified , qualified by the RKC, those who use kettlebells every day with their private clients, their classes, their units, their teams, and their patients. We decided to ask RKC Instructors to submit their workouts so you can not only see, but also use programs that have been successfully used by experts. One that strengthens the body at the same time it heals it. Nothing else allows such an intense metabolic workout along with such serious muscle building and toning as the kettlebell Swing and all its variations.
Nothing else builds work capacity like this most basic approach to opposing gravity and producing force. Nothing else creates so much resistance in the extension position. But there are many roads to Rome. The type of workout given here is for everyone: The out of shape person who wants to build strength, increase tone and burn serious calories at the same time.
This approach to increasing workloads and intensity is classic and has stood the test of time in both powerlifting and Olympic lifting. Who knows? How old are you?
Review of the RKC Book of Strength and Conditioning
About years ago, Russian military leaders were looking for a way to turn their soldiers into lean, mean, fighting machines with incredible strength and muscle. So they melted down a pile of cast iron into a ball and attached a handle, and the kettlebell was born. Since then, this single piece of exercise equipment has spawned an entire industry based on building muscle and strength, cardiovascular endurance, and the kind of calorie burn that can rev up your metabolism and help you lose weight. But not to worry.
The rkc book of strength and conditioning review
With HKC Pittsburgh just 5 days away and my future RKC down the road in , my own personal training is becoming more and more intense. Now, to give yinz an idea of where I currently stand conditioning wise, take a look at my workout from last Friday. My totals: 26 circuits completed in 35 minutes for a total of 20kg swings, pushups and 52 pullups. Please note, I am not giving these totals to brag but rather to make a point.
RKC Book of Strength and Conditioning
I have not had a bad experience yet. I also reference them frequently. I just purchased it within the last 20 days, and of course, on day one, I was almost halfway through it. I believe I finished it completely in three days. First and foremost, I bought this book because I am constantly looking for new workouts and training programs to use personally. Since this book comes with 45 workouts and programs put together by many that I respect in the RKC community, I naturally picked this one as a guide for myself. Obviously, I am a lover of all things Tough Mudder.
The RKC Book of Strength and Conditioning
Sometimes in the RKC you will hear people talk about "standing on the shoulders of giants. And then introduce the remarkable benefits of the kettelbell to a global community of kettlebell enthusiasts. Many of these RKCs have created a wide variety of effective workout programs for their clients, customers, teams, and units. We asked the RKC Instructors to submit their most prized workouts, so you can not only see, but also use proven programs that have been successfully used by these qualified experts. The result became The RKC Book of Strength and Conditioning , replete with time-tested, results-producing kettlebell workouts that can satisfy the needs of newbie and pro alike, for years to come. Some workouts are used to develop strength. Some are used for conditioning.