Kettlebell Training CE Course defines the art and science of kettlebell training to assist professionals in developing resistance training programs using kettlebells for fitness and sport. This course uses the text Kettlebell Training, written by champion athlete and cutting-edge trainer Steve Cotter, to offer 95 exercises for increasing strength, endurance, balance, and coordination. The concepts covered can be used with clients and athletes across several sports and fitness endeavors. The exercises include step-by-step instructions, common errors and corrections, safety considerations, and training tips, making it simple to incorporate them into client programs.
An accompanying study guide is highlighted by access to 43 video clips of common kettlebell exercises that provide depictions of proper technique. The study guide also outlines the course’s learning objectives, helping to focus on the important concepts in the text. It includes a table of contents, course syllabus, key terminology, chapter activities, and a referenced answer key to the study guide.
This self-guided course allows users to work at their own pace and explore the material through a comprehensive text and study guide, finishing with a 100-question exam composed of multiple-choice and true-or-false questions.
Identify the advantages of kettlebell training over other forms of resistance training.
Understand a variety of kettlebell exercises for specific body segments.
Design a kettlebell training program that meets specific training and athletic goals.
Identify the key variables in developing kettlebell training programs.
Understand the concept of periodization and its use in designing kettlebell training programs.
Incorporate kettlebell training exercises into existing training programs.
Outline kettlebell training recommendations for specific sports and activities.
Course Table of Contents Part I: Course Syllabus
Part II: Learn and Practice With the Kettlebell Training Book Chapter 1. The Kettlebell Advantage Chapter 2. Getting Started With Kettlebells Chapter 3. Exercise Principles Chapter 4. Setting Goals, Assessing Fitness, and Training Safely Chapter 5. Warming Up and Cooling Down Chapter 6. Basic Exercises Chapter 7. Intermediate Exercises Chapter 8. Advanced Exercises Chapter 9. Creating a Customized Training Program Chapter 10. Sport-Specific Training Programs
Study Guide Answer Key
Part III: Exam and Evaluation
Exam Answer Sheet
Text Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Kettlebell Advantage Chapter 2. Getting Started With Kettlebells Chapter 3. Exercise Principles Chapter 4. Setting Goals, Assessing Fitness, and Training Safely Chapter 5. Warming Up and Cooling Down Chapter 6. Basic Exercises Chapter 7. Intermediate Exercises Chapter 8. Advanced Exercises Chapter 9. Creating a Customized Training Program Chapter 10. Sport-Specific Training Programs
Appendix Nutrition and Hydration
About the Author
A continuing education course for personal trainers, strength and
conditioning professionals; athletic trainers; group fitness and
exercise instructors; and health, wellness, and fitness coaches and
From Kettlebell Training book
Steve Cotter draws from a diverse background as a champion
athlete and cutting-edge trainer in developing some of the most exciting
programs in strength and conditioning today. He continues to research
and implement the most effective training methods in kettlebell
training, martial arts, qigong, strength and conditioning, athletics,
and the human performance fields.
Cotter shares his years of experience as a martial artist, world-class
athlete, and fitness coach in designing and supervising programs for
those who take their training seriously. He is the founder and director
of the International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation (IKFF) and an
international lecturer and teacher in more than 40 countries. He
consults with numerous professional sport teams, including the NFL's San
Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers; Major League Baseball's Texas
Rangers, Seattle Mariners, and Los Angeles Dodgers; and the NHL’s
Anaheim Ducks. He is a subject matter expert to the U.S. Navy SEALs, a
strength and conditioning trainer for the United States Marines, and a
certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Cotter is also the creator of both the authoritative Encyclopedia of
Kettlebell Lifting DVD series and the Full Kontact Kettlebells system
and best-selling DVD series.
Quotes for Kettlebell Training by Steve Cotter:
"There is no one better suited to write the book on kettlebell
training than Steve Cotter. If you are looking to get fit or take your
athletic ability to the next level, you have both the tool and the
teacher to get you there."
David Weck -- Inventor and CEO of BOSU Fitness, LLC, and Creator
“Steve Cotter taught me the basics of kettlebell lifting at a time
when I didn’t have any clue about kettlebells. They’ve become a staple
in my training program and my athletes’ programs ever since.”
Sean Skahan-- Strength and Conditioning Coach, Anaheim Ducks