Managing Risks of Training with Kettlebells to Achieve Optimum Benefits
By Luke Del Vecchio, M.Sc. and Betul Sekendiz, M.Sc., Ph.D
Kettlebell training offers the chance to vary existing exercise regimes and can benefit cardiovascular fitness, core stability, muscular strength, and power. Moreover, kettlebell exercises can be used to improve hamstring function and potentially reduce neck and lower back pain. However, the ballistic and unorthodox nature of kettlebell training techniques can increase the risk of injuries, especially in unconditioned participants and beginners. Providing health/fitness professionals implement risk management strategies including a comprehensive pre-exercise health screening system, functional movement screening, appropriate weight and ergonomic selection, the risk of injuries can be minimized for the safe and effective use of kettlebells in exercise programs.
PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY!!!
EVERYTHING you need will be presented to you electronically upon completion of your purchase. This includes all articles, quizzes, and certificates (upon successful completion of the quizzes). For additional questions and for first time users, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions link on the home page. Please note, access codes are not required for this quiz bundle.
*No substitutions will be allowed for this CEC course. Please be sure you check your 'completed courses' before purchasing this course to ensure you have not completed it previously. You can check your completed courses under the 'My Courses' tab above. ABSOLUTELY NO refunds, credits, course transfers will be given for previously purchased courses.
*This course has an individual expiration date listed below in the procedures section. There will be ABOSLUTELY NO refunds, credits, or course transfers for not completing courses prior to their expiration dates.
ATTENTION ACSM MEMBERS!!!
*You must enter the member discount code at the time of purchase during checkout to receive the member pricing. As of 1/3/2017, the member discount code has changed. The old member discount code will no longer be honored. To obtain your member discount code, members should log in to their ACSM Portal. Hover over MEMBERSHIP on the blue navigation bar, from the dropdown menu click on “My ACSM Discounts” OR you can email the membership department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include your member ID number. Refunds or credits will NOT be issued for not using the member discount code at the time of purchase.
Not a member??? Join ACSM and save 20% on these CEC quizzes by contacting our membership department at email@example.com.
For questions related to ACSM ceOnline, please email onlinelearning-acsm.org
By reading this article the health and fitness professional will:
- Learn how to understand and assess the risks of training with kettlebells.
- Be able to use risk-management strategies to control and minimize risks pertaining to the use of kettlebells.
Key words: Kettlebell Training, Kettlebell Exercises, Health Benefits, Risk Management, Injury Prevention