A kettlebell is like a bowling ball with a thick, kielbasa shaped handle coming out of it. The off-centred nature of the weight makes training with it singularly difficult if you lack the proper form. Unlike bodybuilding style workouts which focus all the stress on a single muscle group through isolation, kettlebell style training recruits as many different muscle groups as possible at the same time. This trains the user to use his or her body synergistically, moving as a coordinated whole. Thus, a kettlebell, when used properly, develops strength, flexibility, AND cardio all at the same time!
Wouldn't you rather be able to enjoy the benefits of strength training, stretching, and cardio training, along with hardcore mental training all at the same time???
Dr. Mark Cheng,
L.Ac., Ph.D., Sr. Instructor SFG, FMS faculty, TRX Sports Med
Dr. Mark Cheng is the chief instructor of KettlebellsLosAngeles and our Kettlebell Coach here at Integrated Fighting.
He has trained extensively as a private student of Pavel Tsatsouline weekly for years, and earned his teaching rank directly from Tsatsouline himself. Dr. Cheng has been enthusiastically pursuing kettlebell training as a means of rehabilitation and health ever since he experienced the successful rehabilitation of his own lower back and shoulder injuries with Russian kettlebells. He also dropped 20 pounds after becoming regularly involved with kettlebell training!
No ordinary private trainer, Dr. Cheng brings extensive medical knowledge as a specialist in Chinese medicine orthopaedics to each and every one of his clients and students. Always looking to increase his knowledge and understanding of the rehabilitative and prehabilitative applications of kettlebell training and the StrongFirst system, Dr. Cheng attended the 2008 RKC Level 2 Certification, which focused on Functional Movement Screen technologies as presented by Sr. RKC, Brett Jones, as well as many other therapeutically applied movement sciences. His teaching method reflects an eye towards detail, safety, and constant fun.
He has trained such luminaries as Guro Dan Inosanto, Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu's Rigan Machado, and assisted his mentor, Pavel Tsatsouline, with law enforcement and military training. Few, if any, instructors bring the rare mix of martial arts master, physician, and kettlebell instructor to the mix like Dr. Cheng does!