Kettlebell Training for Athletes: Develop Explosive Power and Strength for Martial Arts, Football, Basketball, and Other Sports, pb

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February 5, 2010


Electronic book text, 224 pages

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0071637095 / 9780071637091

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Improve performance in any sport with Russia's most guarded training secret

For elite sports training, nothing compares to the impact that kettlebells have on the entire body, and author and trainer Dave Bellomo now brings the power and benefit of these Russian-inspired weights to any athlete.

Working the entire body at different angles, this popular training program provides you with rapid gains in strength, speed, and endurance--all requirements for proficiency in any sport. This powerhouse program also gives you customization tools for setting personal goals and tailored eight-week workouts to answer the needs of your specific sport.

Kettlebell Power Training for Athletes:

  • Presents more than eighty illustrated exercises for quicker learning on how to train with the weights
  • Helps you gradually build a training foundation for a healthier lifestyle
  • Includes sport- and goal-specific programs so you can go directly to that section of the book for your needs
  • Features photographs from award-winning photographer Bruce Curtis

Whether you are training for the gridiron, the Octagon, or the Pentagon, these simple tools will help you produce the most extraordinary results you have ever seen.

Author Profile Dave Bellomo (Williamsport, PA) holds a graduate degree in Exercise Science, specializing in sports performance and injury prevention and an undergraduate degree in Health Science. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), and a Certified Speed Coach, Dave has over 20 years of experience in the fitness management field and continues to consult with groups and individuals.

Table of contents

An Intorduction to Kettlebells
1. Week 1: Building the Foundation
2. Week 2: Introduction to Power Movements
3. Week 3: Heavy Hitters... Beefing up Ballistics
4. Week 4: Developing Coordination and Rhythm
5. Week 5: A Quick Change in Direction 6. Week 6: Combinations
7. Week 7: Big and Balanced
8. Week 8: Totally Twisted Training
9. More Kettlebell Movements
10. Goal Setting
11. Sample Programs for Football and Soccer
12. Sample Programs for Wrestling/Grappling and karate/Striking Sports
13. Sample Programs for Basketball and Baseball
14. Sample Programs for Track & Field Sprinters, Long Distance Runners, and Throwers 15. Sample Programs for Total Conditioning: Military, Fire, and Law Enforcement 16. Drills for Individuals, Training Partners, and Teams 17. Conclusion

Author comments

Dave Bellomo began weight training at the age of 11 in his basement. By the age of 15, Bellomo was a competitive powerlifter who went on to set numerous records. He attended a small college in Pennsylvania majoring in Health Science. He performed his required field experience at Penn State as a student strength coach with the championship football program of the early 1990's. Bellomo began his work as a professional trainer and fitness director working at private health clubs as well as YMCA's. Later, Bellomo moved into corporate fitness and has worked with such companies as Wachovia Bank and Novant Health. He currently consults high-level athletes such as Mixed Martial Artists and World's Strongest Man competitors as well as elite military and law enforcement professionals such as members of Homeland Security and US Special Operations. He designed kettlebells that appeared in the major motion picture, Never Back Down. He currently resides in Pennsylvania with his wife and 5 children, and can be found online at

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