Old Time Russian Kettlebell Training by P. Tsatsouline

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Old Time Russian Kettlebell Training by P. Tsatsouline

Post by Fat Cat » Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:36 pm

Old Time Russian Kettlebell Training

"The methodology of kettlebell training developed by Russian specialists before the 1917 revolution and before the World War II is practically identical to the modern one." (Dvorkin, 2001)

Ivan Lebedev, a strongman affectionately known among the public as 'Uncle Vanya', outlines typical for the Tsarist Russia training:

“In heavy training one must differentiate between a record lift and a training lift… If the record ‘doesn’t go’, don’t get upset and do not give up your workout…

“As for the life style, the human body does not tolerate restrictions but every excess does harm.

“Here is a training schedule for the amateur lifter that presumes that he is free every day… Two hours after breakfast is the workout with heavy kettlebells. Dedicate one day to presses and jerks, the other to jerks and snatches, and the third to presses alone… A resistance workout ought to be done with a very light weight. If, for instance, an athlete can press 72kg with both arms, he should start the session with 32kg and finish with 56kg. The duration of the kettlebell workout is one hour.

“…You should train with heavy kettlebells three times a week every other day.â€
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Re: Old Time Russian Kettlebell Training by P. Tsatsouline

Post by odin » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:02 pm

Mr Cat, if you check in on this ever, a quick question; You've used this as the basis for a program before right? Got a link to the log which contains it? I can't find it.

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Re: Old Time Russian Kettlebell Training by P. Tsatsouline

Post by Fat Cat » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:18 am

Did you check the log that corresponded to that time frame? I have about 16 of them.
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Re: Old Time Russian Kettlebell Training by P. Tsatsouline

Post by odin » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:20 am

aha... no wonder my career as a detective never took off. Ta...
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