Learn how to use the extreme hand-held gym from the source - the man who started the kettlebell revolution.
Russian kettlebell power to you!
Pavel Tsatsouline is a former Soviet Special Forces physical training instructor, currently a Subject Matter Expert to elite US military and law enforcement special operations units.
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While there's some fantastic information in here and it's reinvigorated my love for kettlebell training and changed the way I structure my programming, Pavel says the word "sissy" almost as often as he says "kettlebell" and complains about the apparent "feminization of men" which is really off-putting. If you can ignore the misogynistic meathead tough guy tone, there are some real gems to be found here. Definitely a must-listen for anyone interested in strength training.
"Needs an accompanying PDF to visualize exercises"
Needs an accompanying PDF to help visualize the exercises so you don't have to ALSO buy the paperboack
Pavel's Simple and Sinister program is perfect for anyone. Whether you're trying to level up in your sport or look great naked the protocol will help you achieve these goals. The program will make you stronger while leaving you fresh to practice your sport.
"Great book, great program!"
I love a book read by the author. Listening to this feels like being coached by Pavel himself. I've been lifting weights for 15+ years and this program is making me both stronger and leaner. I never understood how awesome kettlebells are until I started this. they really are didn't and in many ways better. I highly recommend this book. Pavel has a great sense of humor and a casual writing style that I really like. He's effective, entertaining and funny.
A pdf file with exercise demos and workout charts is needed to make this worthwhile
"Masterful work by Pavel once again"
This book is great for everyone - beginners to advanced. I'm going to make this required reading for all of my clients.
8yrs of kettlebell use and I received a Lot out of this book. A must listen. For the busy, elite, or newly initiated.
"A new definition of simplicity"
Pavel reached a level were he touches the delicate line between science and art. To this line I personaly calls Philosophy. Highly recommended.
Regarding his reading, although it has great value the russian accent makes the understanding sometume difficult.
"Simple, not easy"
This is a detailed manual of how to get stronger. Pavel is a world leader in his field - training the world's elite special forces to be kickass warriors. I am none of these things and don't ever aim to be, but I am about to become a father and I want to be stronger for my family.
Pavel has a direct yet approachable style. I think it really adds to the recording that he is the narrator.
As an 8 year practitioner of daily Mysore style Ashtanga yoga (not yoga for sissies and grand mothers) I was pleasantly surprised by both the concept of a 'practice' as opposed to a work out and the idea that you do it every day.
I also love the elegance of a practice with only 2 exercises. I listened to the whole book making detailed notes of the technical instructions - it's a lot to take in for someone who has never even held a kettle bell and last did weight training over 15 years ago.
A great read if you put it into practice - definitely not one for the armchair warriors.
I'm off to buy some kettle bells now.
Good narration. Info was good. Go to the last chapter for the full programming. Looking forward to starting the program.
"The best book on kettlebells"
An instant classic! If
you could choose only one training book, make it this one!
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