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Kettlebell Workouts – The Proper Sequencing For Maximum Results?

by GEOFFN on March 16

Unfortunately, due to our current state of sitting on our butts all day long, we cannot or even should not, as much as we’d like to, just grab our kettlebell and start swinging.

That’s a ticket to Injuryville.

Of course, being informed by so many RKCs, you probably know that.

Your workouts probably have some sort of structure to them like this –

1. Warm up – mobility /flexibility work
2. Main focus
(3. Secondary focus)
4. Cool down

If they don’t – do not pass “Go”, do not collect $200 until you start implementing that sort of structure.

But here’s the thing –

What do your workouts look like over the course of a year? Two years?

In Power To The People, Pavel wrote about cycling as the most powerful force for making progress in your training both in the short run and the long run – three steps forward, one step back, etc.

But how do you cycle you kettlebell workouts?

What’s the best method for progress?

Is it ladders?

Alternating Grind days with Ballistic days or incorporating them into the same day?

The Program Minimum or the Right of Passage?

Yes. It’s all that. But it’s more. And less.

Here’s what I think is the best and most logical sequence for your training – the one that will give you all the results you’re looking for:

1. Structural
2. Strength
3. Fat Loss
4. Hypertrophy
5. Strength

I’m going to stop right there because I think a certain amount of reflection is in order. Do you recognize that structure in your workouts? Or are you like some us, who’s names will remain anonymous (clears throat) who tend to focus on just one aspect each and every year?

Feel free to leave your comments on what you’re currently doing and why and whether or not you agree with me.

I’ll be back later breaking this sequence down even further and give you some ideas of what each individual cycle could and should look like.

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