For therapists looking to understand movement and loading better, especially under varying load parameters.
For trainers and coaches looking to learn kettlebells and improve foundational movement and coaching competencies.
For anyone who works with a full spectrum fo clients, from sedentary and chronic pain to athletic and extremely fit.
The short answer: happy hamstrings, bulging brains, and a lot of notes.
Why this course?
If you want to learn kettlebells as they apply in a wide variety of settings from rehab to performance, rather than relying on purely tradition, then this course is for you. We approach kettlebells as movement optimists, utilizing what we know from the research and clinical experience to integrate kettlebell systems into the broader landscape of what is going on in the performance and rehab worlds today. We teach just as many principles as we do techniques. We give you tools and make sure you understand where they fit in the toolbox. After learning kettlebells with us, you won't just know how, but more importantly you'll know why and when to use kettlebells.
What exactly are we going to do?
- Learn kettlebell training from both ends of the spectrum: detrained and rehab oriented, all the way to fitness and performance oriented.
- Learn what the research says, what it doesn’t say, and where we can learn from other disciplines in our use of kettlebells.
- Understand what proper and poor technique look like and why it matters
- Learn when to use kettlebells, when not to, and what tools are right for what applications.
- Learn systematic progressions of the kettlebell movements from basic (eg; deadlift) to advanced (eg; bottoms up presses and carries)
- Understand the nuances of kettlebells as an implement and why/how you should use them with your clients.
- Learn the cues that are most likely to bring about the desired movement outcomes.
- Learn the clinical and performance implications of the common kettlebell movements (swings, for example) for all populations.
- How to regress kettlebell training for the detrained client.
- How to progress kettlebell training and close the gap between the clinic and the gym.
- Learn how to implement kettlebells with other human movement systems and assessments (such as the SFMA and DNS).
Built for professionals.
This course focuses half on the attendees, half on their clients. This course is meant to give you an understanding of how to take the information and apply it immediately in your own practices, but just as importantly how to coach these movements professionally.
Leave the dog(ma) at home
[Dogma] is why we needed to invent this course, to learn all there is to know about kettlebells through systematic, scientific application. To give fit pros and therapists the confidence to train and rehab (sometimes with kettlebells) before subscribing to the exact same systems of kettlebell usage that's been around for decades.
More than just kettlebells
Even if you walked away from this weekend without ever touching a kettlebell, you'll come away with specific applicable principles on how to assess and teach movement prerequisites, side step injuries, and progress, regress and lateralize with clients in all situations.
There have been hundreds of research articles published about the nuances of kettlebell usage. Themes and important messages will be pulled from the pertinent evidence and integrated with years of kettlebell experience from the instructors. Sometimes the evidence supports traditional thought. Other times...we learn better.
Don't take (just) our word for it.
“I can’t recommend Dr Steven’s KB for Clinicians course enough. He blends several different KB styles and reviews the latest research on KB training, and teaches you how to use KB to get your patients better fast. The course is super fun and interactive with plenty of hands on work to keep attendees highly engaged. Sign up for this course, you won’t be disappointed!!”
Jim Kurtz, DC, DACBSP, DACRB
Team Chiropractor Seattle Seahawks
2019 Wash State Powerlifting Champion-masters division
Kettlebell Science is a much needed breath of fresh air in the nauseating room known as the "fitness industry". If you're looking for a silver bullet or the next new gimmick, you won't find it here. What you will find is a course that pushes the needle in the right direction when it comes to human movement and effective loading. In the background there is a non dogmatic, open source approach that allows different disciplines to overlap, in turn creating something amazing while still maintaining an evidence based framework. Within that, Dr. Ben injects an enlightening client centered therapeutic aspect that is appropriate for any professional taking this course - whether you are a personal trainer, conditioning coach, massage therapist or a chiropractor, you will find something great to take home with you and apply in your own field, in your own way.
- Marko Sabo, Movement Coach
Why Kettlebells? Why Now?
Besides the fact that they're everywhere and everyone seems to be using them...
"Kettlebells for Clinicians was an excellent course for anyone wanting to learn or revisit the fundamentals of Kettlebell training. Dr. Ben and Tyler are excellent presenters that go above and beyond to provide excellent coaching for the kettlebell athlete and trainer.
The material is delivered in a clear and concise way, presenting you with great tools to pass this knowledge along to your athletes or patients. If you are a trainer that wants to further develop their knowledge of kettlebell training or a clinician that wants to bridge the gap between therapist and trainer, this course is fantastic."
Jeremy Meredith, Owner, Head Coach of CrossFit Vernon
“If you are looking for someone to teach you what KB exercises to do, when and how often, this is not the course for you. Ben taught us how to think about KB training to augment our current methods of taking care of our players. He changed how we approach the implement and improved our teaching techniques. We had a blast working and learning in a very easy, fun environment and it was great being around such a bright, motivated, professional.”
David Stricklin, MS, ATC, LAT, FAFS, Head Athletic Trainer, Professional Football
What if I don't want to become a "kettlebell guy" (or girl)?
Kettlebells are great, but if you never touch one again, it's no skin off our back. This course was built as a platform to introduce the basics and nuances of kettlebells, but more importantly to use them as a conduit to understand much of the most recent advances in human movement, therapy, rehab, and performance. We include topics and principles from...