Sky rocket your Functional Strength and Improve your Krav Maga with Kettlebells
One of the reasons I love Krav Maga is due to its practicality, simplicity and the pure genius which is the science behind the practical movements. So when I look at physical training and the ability to make myself perform better, I want to take the same approach to my physical training as I do in my Self Preservation training, this is where Kettlebells come in to there own.
We hear the term Functional strength thrown about a lot these days but lets just take a look at what this actually relates to,
"Functional strength training involves performing work against resistance in such a manner that the improvements in strength directly enhance the performance of movements so that an individual's activities of daily living are easier to perform. Simply stated, the primary goal of functional training is to transfer the improvements in strength achieved in one movement to enhancing the performance of another movement by affecting the entire neuromuscular system"
Kettlebells are quite simply functional movement patterns that can relate directly and enhance movements within our krav maga, most kettlebell exercises directly link body movement, meaning we are learning to engage muscle groups and movement patterns in one motion - just as if we are throwing a Kick, Punch or performing a plucking motion, our body works as one unit.
More Benefits include:
Anyone can use Kettlebell training, once you learn how to perform the key movements the options become endless.
Key points to take away:
Don't confuse kettlebells with conventional weight training or bodybuilding. Kettlebell training focuses on (a) movements, not muscles, (b) whole-body, functional training, (c) strength as a function of mobility, and (d) cardio and strength combined.
In Summary Kettlebells offer the Krav Maga practitioner the perfect simple supplement to regular training, stay tuned for detailed specific breakdowns of kettlebell exercises, some of my favourites that benefit key movements in Krav Maga.