SS 306 – Kettlebell Training with the Kettlebell Warrior Bill Esch

Episode 306 Show Notes


In this week’s episode of Strength and Scotch, Grant and Heavey are joined by national long cycle kettlebell champion Bill Esch.  Bill shares his tips on kettlebell training for beginner and intermediate athletes, breathing, technique work, and the mental aspect of kettlebell as a sport.

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1:40 Hi Bill

2:40 Straight to Vodka

3:33 Kettlebell as a sport

6:50 History of kettlebell sports

8:11 Setting the American record

10:45 Ice running thru his veins

14:17 Powerlifting principles and the kettlebell

17:08 Breathing techniques

20:06 Zoning out and chunking

23:12 KB snatches for shoulder rehab

26:01 Kettlebells for beginners

28:10 Single arm swings

31:30 Overgripping the bell

37:00 Rotational movements

37:40 Russian vs American swings

45:35 Optimal performance training model

47:20 The Best Kettlebell Brands



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