Kettlebell training is awesome.
Double kettlebell training is awesome-r.
(I know, I know, that’s not a real word. But it should
be. It’s that good. :] )
Anyway, people often make the mistake of treating the
double KB exercises the same as the single ones.
That’s too bad, because it’ll hinder your progress.
Before I share the 4 reasons why, you might be wondering
why you’d use double KB exercises instead of the single
Well you wouldn’t necessarily outright replace them
permanently – you would cycle them in and out of your
overall training program based on your goals.
A season for everything and all that…
The single KB exercises provide a phenomenal base of
strength and conditioning that most people not only
need, but are hard pressed to get from doing anything
Once this base is established, build it upon it and
accelerate your progress with the doubles work.
This is because the double KBs provide more stimulus
on the body – greater overload – to create a greater
(and faster) adaptation.
That means, assuming you have a good base with the
singles, that the doubles will give you faster fat
loss. Faster strength gains. And faster conditioning.
Pretty cool, huh?
Back to the 5 reasons you need a different strategy for
your double KB training than your singles work:
1. Because your holding two kettlebells instead of one,
you need to use a wider stance than you normally do
with your single KB lifts.
The wider base of support on the double lifts makes the
the KB trajectory less of an arc and more of a straight
line – more of a vertical pull than a horizontal or
2. Because the double KB trajectory is more vertical than
horizontal, we can no longer rely as heavily as we do in
the single KB lifts on the posterior chain – the glutes,
hamstrings and lower back to generate / produce force.
3. Because we can no longer rely on the posterior chain
and the trajectory is more vertical, we must start to rely
on something else, something more –
And that’s the anterior chain, including, surprisingly,
the quadriceps to generate force.
4. This makes the double kettlebell lifts similar to, but
not exactly like their barbell cousins, the Olympic
5. Therefore, for maximum efficiency and optimal performance,
we need to borrow some strategies from Olympic Weightlifting
and apply them to our double KB lifts.
So what are these strategies?
And how do you use them?
I’ve detailed ALL of them for you in the 3.5 hour 2-DVD
and 89-page book set called “Kettlebell STRONG!”.
It’ll show you in amazing detail how and when to use these
strategies and what to do – that is, what to fix and how
to fix it when you can’t.
When you want to take your kettlebell game to the next level –
To go from one KB to two –
You’ll want to get a copy of “Kettlebell STRONG!”.