The “What the Heck” Effect
Russian Kettlebell Update:
Jamie Blake – MHS Lacrosse
In Russian Kettlebell Training we refer to it as the “What the Heck” Effect. There are a plethora of instances when scientists and physiologists have experimented the effectiveness of Russian Kettlebell by comparing the results of two test groups. During one study, they tested the subjects on vertical jumps. Group A trained on performing their jumps and Group B only trained with Kettlebells. After 6 weeks of training, Group A improved their vertical jump anywhere from 1 to 3 cm. However, Group B, the ones that trained only with the Kettlebells, increased from 3 to 9 cms! This is the “What the Heck” effect. There have been many other studies conducted with pull ups, sprints, high jumping, push ups, dead lifting, etc…
The gains and explosive power garnished from training with Kettlebells is second to none. The studies are available on line at www.philross.com – click on the Kettlebell Products and review the Dragon Door site.
I have been doing Kettlebells now for two or three months and I have seen a drastic improvement in my athletics. Last weekend I had a lacrosse tournament and since I have started doing Kettlebells I have not picked up a lacrosse stick. I went and played in the tournament and I was surprised to see that I had improved in all aspects of the game even though I haven't been playing. From doing the Kettlebells with you my speed, endurance, and strength all improved and this all helped me in improving my lacrosse game.
Thanks Coach Ross