Chapter 1. The Kettlebell Advantage
Chapter 2. Getting Started With Kettlebells
Chapter 3. Exercise Principles
Chapter 4. Basic Nutrition
Chapter 5. Setting Goals, Assessing Fitness, and Training Safely
Chapter 6. Warming Up and Cooling Down
Chapter 7. Basic Exercises
Chapter 8. Intermediate Exercises
Chapter 9. Advanced Exercises
Chapter 10. Creating a Customized Fitness Program
Chapter 11. Sport-Specific Training Programs
Chapter 12. Training for Kettlebell as a Sport
Chapter 13. Holistic Lifestyle of Kettlebell Training
Steve Cotter is the founder and director of the
International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation (IKFF). For more
than 30 years, he has promoted body-mind fitness around the world
through martial arts, qigong, mobility, flexibility, and kettlebell
training. He works tirelessly to share the power of kettlebell
training far and wide, and his efforts to teach his art form have
had a global impact on the growth and popularity of kettlebell
training. His physical feats of power led him to be named one of
Men's Health magazine's Top 100 Fittest Men of All-Time, but
it is his ability to explain complex concepts that has brought him
global recognition as a fitness educator. He has provided hands-on
training to thousands of fitness professionals in over 60
In addition to Kettlebell Training, Cotter also developed the landmark Encyclopedia of Kettlebell Training DVD series, providing foundational instruction for countless trainers to learn how to use kettlebells. More than anything, Cotter loves to teach and share his unique experiences to promote health, happiness, and longevity through fitness.
Cotter has consulted for numerous sport and military institutions, including the NFL's San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers; MLB's Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, and Los Angeles Dodgers; NHL's Anaheim Ducks; the University of Texas; San Diego State University; U.S. Navy SEALs (Seal Team 6, Virginia Beach); and the Marine Corps Martial Arts Center of Excellence at Quantico. He has also taught at prestigious fitness conferences around the world, including IDEA World, IDEA Personal Trainer Institute, International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), Arnold Sports Festival, National Strength and Conditioning Association, FIBO, FIBO China, Nike China Super Workshop, Nike Blast, Asia Fitness Conference, Indonesia Fitness Expo, FILEX, canfitpro, Athlean-X Games, East Coast Alliance, Certified Professional Trainers Network, Perform Better Summit, and Perform Better Europe.
"Kettlebell sport is an extraordinarily effective physical and
mental activity. I'm grateful to Steve Cotter for bringing
kettlebell workouts and kettlebell sport to the next level by
making it easy to understand and easy for the fitness community to
accept. Kettlebell Training, Second Edition, is the most
comprehensive and well-organized guide to training with
kettlebells. It is a must-read for anyone interested in getting fit
-Denis Vasilev, Kettlebell Sport World Champion
"Anyone looking to improve their movement skills, and overall health and well-being, will find exactly what they are looking for in Steve Cotter's new edition of Kettlebell Training."
-David Weck, Founder of WeckMethod and Inventor of the BOSU Balance Trainer
"Steve Cotter is the world's leading authority in kettlebell training. This book should be your number one resource."
-Jose Vazquez, PT, CSCS, Major League Strength Coach for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club
"Steve Cotter has turned the martial arts aspect of kettlebell into an art form. His book, Kettlebell Training, will help you efficiently achieve your fitness goals and improve your well-being."
-Xande Ribeiro, IBJJF Hall of Famer