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Equipment used in kettlebell training in Edmonton

Aside from barbell and bodyweight, calisthenics training, our school of strength specializes in delivering only the highest quality hard-style kettlebell training available in our home city of Edmonton, Alberta.


Kettlebell training is undeniably the most effective method for ensuring long term sustainable progress as well as a vastly improved quality of life for the overwhelming majority of the population. Regardless of age, mobility, fitness capacity or skill level, the athletic development benefits of kettlebell training are highly transferable with direct carryover that improves all other training modalities and athletic pursuits such as powerlifting, olympic lifting, MMA and triathlon.


Kettlebell training develops a wide range of attributes; strength and power, various types of endurance, muscle hypertrophy, fat loss, health and so much more!


All too often today’s training methods improve performance at the expense of health.


Soviet scientists coined the term the ‘cost of adaptation’ that is self-explanatory. Examples include:

  • Neglect of general physical preparation

  • Forcing the rate of adaptation

  • Amateurish treatment of the nervous and endocrine systems

  • Abuse of glycolytic training at the expense of aerobic development

  • Sloppy technique


At the Hardstyle Strength Academy we aim to improve an athlete’s health rather than ruin it.


So, what does science have to say about kettlebells?


  • Kettlebells improve coordination and agility (Luchkin, 1947; Laputin, 1973)

  • Kettlebells develop professional applied qualities and general physical preparedness (Zikov, 1986; Girban, 1990)

  • Kettlebells lower the heart rate and blood pressure and increase the heart’s functional capacity (Shevtsova, 1993)


A study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) concluded that in a kettlebell snatch workout the subjects “were burning at least 20.2 calories per minute, which is off the charts”. That’s equivalent to running a 6-minute a mile pace (Porcari & Schnettler, 2010).


Kettlebells melt fat without the dishonour of dieting or aerobics!


Kettlebells deliver extreme all-around fitness—and no single tool does it better. Here is a short list of hardware the kettlebell replaces: barbells, dumbbells, medicine balls, grip devices and cardio equipment. Kettlebells are compact, inexpensive, virtually indestructible, and can be used anywhere.


Kettlebells are a critical component that should be included in any and all athletes fitness training programs.


Strength cannot be divorced from health. When we say “strength”, we mean “health” and when we say “health”, we mean “strength”.


If you’re in Edmonton, Alberta and interested in starting a kettlebell training program do not hesitate. Contact us today!

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