Guest post by Forest Vance, RKC II, CPT
You’ve probably heard a lot about kettlebell training. Maybe you’ve even tried it for yourself or with your clients. Kettlebell training ROCKS! It keeps things fresh and fun, kettlebells are easy to transport to the park, you only need one or two kettlebells to get started and at some point, your bootcampers are going to start asking about them anyway so you may as well surprise them with some new kettlebells and some new workouts!
My goals with kettlebell training are to:
1) Give you new ideas to use in your boot camp workouts
2) Show you how to PROPERLY incorporate KB’s in your programming – even if you have limited kettlebell teaching experience and/or a small number of ‘bells.
I am a big believer in planning the workouts over time to ensure continued client progress … but at the same time I also recognize that a variety of factors (new clients joining, clients taking breaks or quitting all together, inconsistency for whatever reasons) can possibly make periodization models:
- Very hard to implement in a boot camp setting.
Switch back and forth between “strength” and “conditioning” days at your camps on an alternating basis.
This way, your clients get the benefits of both worlds. They get strong and also get into great condition. If they come on back-to-back days, it gives them the ability to recover from the constant monotony of doing the same old exercises.
For example, a week might look like:
Mon – strength
Tues – conditioning
Weds – strength
Thurs – conditioning
Fri – strength
Sat – conditioning
Simple, but powerful. This set up keeps your workouts fun, allows for a lot of flexibility – and most importantly, your clients will get continued results with it!!
Speaking of simple, here’s a fun, quick, and SUPER effective workout you can do with just a single kettlebell. One of my favorites.
Forest Vance, RKC II, CPT
See me suffer through one of the 99 Kettle Bootcamp Workouts below.
As I mention in the video above, there’s a certain feeling that you get when you train with kettlebells. It’s hard to explain other than you KNOW you just worked your entire body and you KNOW that you’re going to be feeling it for a few days.
Forest has created a HUGE kettlebell resource which you can find out more about below by clicking the big blue button!
Grab 99 “Proven” Kettlebell Boot Camp Workouts + Theme Bootcamp Workouts!