July 01, 2007
There is an art to kettlebell lifting and it begins with selecting a formula for success. This article aims to highlight differences among kettlebell training methodologies and to help you understand these differences so you can maximize the productivity of your kettlebell lifting practice.
If you ask someone why they do something a certain way and their answer is "because that is the way it was taught" or "because that is the way everyone else does it," is that a sufficient reason to adopt the same way? I think that would depend greatly upon the performance of the person doing that thing.
It is performance that drives the CrossFit athlete, and it is performance that can be measured and tested. My opinion about kettlebell lifting styles is not necessarily important to your goals. However, rather than just my opinions, what I try to offer here is an analysis that allows you to test and evaluate the two methodologies with respect to your performance and progress.