Does it seem intimidating?
Think you’re too old?
Don’t worry — properly performed, kettlebell training is safe for any age, size, shape or fitness level.
There are 70 year old grandmothers using kettlebells; there are large overweight people using kettlebells (except they don’t stay that way long!); there are small young ladies too. Yes, there are big, hairy motorcycle riders and tough, hard-nosed Marines and professional athletes that use kettlebells, too — but don’t let that stop you!
I will start you where you are, at your current level of fitness. And if you haven’t been exercising for awhile, you’ll start with a very small kettlebell.
All the great benefits of kettlebell training can still be yours, too.
I started swinging with a milk jug half full of water (about 4 pounds) because my low back pain was so bad. I was just very careful; swinging the kettlebell correctly didn’t bother my back. And in less than three months, I was swinging that milk jug full of sand. And my back pain has never returned.
See, you can start real easy, like I did.
I may make you start with a milk jug, like I did. I won’t let you hurt yourself.
But I want you to get started so that you feel better, look better, perform better.
You’re never too young or too old. Case in point: at the 1995 Russian Kettlebell Championship, the youngest contestant was 16, the oldest 53! And we are talking elite competition here; the range is even wider if you are training for yourself rather than for the gold.
Dr. Krayevshiy, the father of the Russian kettlebell sport, took up training at the age of 41 and twenty years later he was said to look fresher and healthier than at forty.
Men and women from all walks of life can engage in kettlebell training.
I hope you’ll be bold and adventurous enough to give it a try.