We know that kettlebells are a great tool for losing fat and improving conditioning. But few folks realize they can also be very powerful for building muscle …
There are a multitude of factors that go into ‘ideal’ hypertrophy (muscle gain) program design – time under tension (how long a set lasts), rest periods (rest time between sets), intensity (% of 1RM used), etc. Kettlebell Muscle by Geoff Nupert ‘laser targets’ these factors into a formula that flat out works for building a lot of muscle mass in a short amount of time.
I recently picked up a copy of the book after putting it off for a while – being completely honest, a big reason why was it seemed to be priced a bit high for such a short book. But the bottom line is the information in a book is the reason you pay the price you do for it, not the length – and it turned out to be well worth it.
Without giving too much away, the book is about using double kettlebell complexes and chains to gain muscle. (A complex is where you do several exercises back-to-back without resting – click here for some examples).
If you’re strapped for time, this is an awesome program. The entire program has you working out less than one hour total each week for twelve weeks. The remainer of the book covers the eight basic KB exercises used in the workout, some info about the effectiveness of kettlebell training in general and why the double kettlebell complex is so effective for adding muscle, and some basic nutritional tips to help you reach your goals.
All in all, though the book seems high-priced at first glance, it’s well worth it. If you’re looking to add muscle and you want a time – efficient program to do it, bite the bullet and pick up a copy – you’ll be glad you did. For more details about the book and to order from DragonDoor.com, click here.
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