How To Use a Kettlebell For Endurance

I filmed several How to Kettlebell videos, here is the transcript from the video on how to use a kettlebell for endurance. You can watch the video at the top of this page.


Hey guys! How to use kettlebells for endurance.

I’m Taco Fleur, a certified kettlebell coach and owner of Cavemantraining. I’m going to talk to you about how to use kettlebells for endurance.

When it comes to endurance, there is muscular and cardiovascular endurance, and there is also mental endurance. For cardiovascular it’s good to alternate which allows one side to slightly recover. For muscular endurance it’s good to stick to one side so you’re working more on muscular endurance.

For example, when using the kettlebell swing, if I perform double-arm swings, then my grip will get no break, so I’m working on muscular endurance there. At some point the grip will give in, if nothing else gave up before then, and to overcome this with the swing, I would alternate each rep, which is the least taxing on muscular endurance, or I could do 30 seconds on one side and 30 seconds on the other side which would be a good mix to work on muscular and cardiovascular endurance, as I would not burn out my grip and would be able to keep going for longer.

There are many exercises that you can do for endurance, but here are some awesome kettlebell exercises that you can keep doing for a longer unbroken period of time.
The Jerk, snatch, clean and jerk, alternating clean and press, and so on. The clean is a good exercise to break things up and so is alternating.

I’ve already covered a lot about cardiovascular endurance in another video, I highly recommend you check that one out.

For some awesome endurance workouts, I highly recommend 10 minute long cycle, 10 minute snatch, The Pace Maker workout, and many more. Check them out on our website.

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