04 Jul '16, 10am

How can kettlebell training improve your running?

How can kettlebell training improve your running?

Rick with his kettlebell instructor, Svetlana Kettlebell training may feel like a modern fad, but it’s actually been around for hundreds of years. Originally used by Russian strongmen at the country’s festivals and fairs during the 18th Century, today kettlebells are on many athletes’ essential kit lists. Why? “Kettlebell training increases lean muscle mass without bulking you up,” says Svetlana Writtle, who runs Russian Kettlebells. “It can help all athletes looking to improve their performance, no matter what their discipline.” Keen to put this to the test, I took part in one of Svetlana’s classes at Balance Physio in south London. CARDIO Kettlebell training typically includes high-intensity sets with minimal rest. This is excellent for improving your VO2 max. “It can help increase your endurance and stamina levels,” says Svetlana. WEIGHT LOSS While traditional weights h...

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