A Kettlebells Training Course Should Have Specific Components


Kettlebells training workouts have become very popular with men and women alike. Celebrities are even becoming involved in the new workout program. This popularity is seen because of the results offered by a kettlebells training program. Using kettlebells provides an overall workout including both cardiovascular and strength training. Most other traditional workouts require two different types of workout programs for working the heart and muscles.

The workouts performed with kettlebells require a bit more knowledge and practice in mastering the lift techniques. This means that a person using kettlebells must be properly trained in the execution of kettlebells lifts. This requires a well trained instructor of kettlebells.

Many kettlebells training courses have developed because of the popularity kettlebells is receiving. However, not all courses are the same nor do they all produce effective kettlebells trainers. A kettlebells training course should have specific components in the course to ensure the trainers leave with the proper knowledge and skills necessary. This knowledge is necessary to help people use kettlebells effectively.

A training course for kettlebells should have both class and physical instruction. Class time should be dedicated to learning about the major muscle groups used in kettlebells workouts as well as how the heart will be affected. This is important so the trainer can give this information to potential kettlebells clients to ensure their workout goals are reached. Class time should also be dedicated to learning different workout lifts and how to put them together to form effective kettlebells circuits.

Physical instruction time is a necessary component of kettlebells training. This time is used to practice the lifts independently because this provides the opportunity for the instructor to know how the lifts feel. An instructor who knows how one should feel during a lift can effectively communicate this to a client.

Another important part during the physical instruction portion of the kettlebells training course is correction time. Trainers need to practice identifying when a person is performing a kettlebell lift correctly and incorrectly. The trainer must then practice telling the client how to correct the technique in order to get the best workout.

The final portion of a kettlebells training course that must be present is a time to demonstrate competency. This may be done on a written exam, a physical demonstration, or a combination of both. Regardless of how the competency is demonstrated, it is important that each trainer fully demonstrate one's knowledge of kettlebells training rather than receiving a certificate of completion.

About Author:

Adrian Burton is the director in R.K.P.S. It is a leading provider of certified kettlebell instructors in the UK delivering quality kettlebell instructor courses to personal trainers, fitness instructor and kettlebell training enthusiasts.

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    steve1 May 27, 2012 11:54 PM

    Hey great article. In Australia you now need to be certified to provide Kettle Bell training.







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