The Official Blog for NDS Kettlebell Athletics
“doing the perfect kettlebell swing alone is superior to 99 percent of the sophisticated strength and conditioning programs out there.”
― Pavel Tsatsouline
I can personally attest to this. My mind has forever shifted from lifting weights and 'working out' for aesthetics (young mind), to moving for my physical health and longevity (wise mind). I didn't need to make things harder, I needed to become smarter about how I approached my own physical conditioning.
I get it, we all get old, our bodies will eventually break down as we age, maybe that's already happening, what else is new? You can always change the way you think and approach it all. A better life awaits.
After thousands and thousands of 'hardstyle' kettlebell swings under my own belt, I can truly say that the proper kettlebell swing, when executed with perfection, under the correct load, inside of the correct program is much better than running miles on the pavement or treadmill, swimming endless laps in the pool or lifting my heart out at the gym to impress myself, my friends or find a mate.
Let us be very clear and be very aware, there are other necessary components of learning kettlebells (like basic physical education) that most do not see or are not familiar with. They are essential to the 'building blocks' of the perfect sustainable Movement practice.
I want to deeply thank the entrants who participated in our Inaugural Kettlebell Swing Challenge. I also want to thank everyone who continues to support our cause in the proper Education of the Practical Application of Kettlebells for Foundational Strength and Conditioning. It's because I do this that I can do everything else.
Great Efforts came in the form of movement efficiency and power endurance during each challengers' 5:00 minutes of kettlebell swings. Congrats to the winners of our Inaugural Swing Challenge event hosted by NDS Athletics this past Saturday. A Special shoutout goes to KettlebellKings for their generous Slim-Handle Cast Iron Russian Kettlebell grand prize offering (congratulations J. Gandia - 5:00 32kg 85)!
See you next all next Challenge! Practice.
Grab Life by the Bells now...
Don't complicate things.. Basic Human Movement Practice plus Kettlebells. That's all you need.
Junior Nartea, MA, ATC, CMP
"I strongly believe that Freedom of Physical Movement without limitation and or pain is the New Life Currency.