Kettlebell Training Fundamentals



New to Kettlebells? Train without Pain.

Whether you have tried the kettlebells at your local CrossFit box and injured yourself, or you have reached a plateau and are looking for something new to reinvigorate what has become a dull and repetitive training routine, Kettlebell Training Fundamentals is the answer.


Kettlebells are different. Expert help is what you need.

Kettlebell swings are never the same, so your body does not become accustomed to your conditioning program and will always build real muscle, therefore great results can be achieved quickly.

However, if you do not learn how to use kettlebells correctly, you will pick up bad habits and risk injuring yourself and then you won’t enjoy training.


Taco Fleur is a vastly experienced IKFF Certified Kettlebell Trainer and through his new book Kettlebell Training Fundamentals, the first in a series of kettlebell training by Cavemantraining, Taco imparts years of wisdom using simple everyday language, so you can truly benefit from his experience.


He unveils hard-earned secrets that make for injury-free, amazing results and therefore his book is an ideal addition to any cross-training program at home or the gym.


“If you’re a beginner, training in kettlebells or an instructor, it’s definitely a go-to guide on how to start, if not perfect your journey into the world of Kettlebell sport.
Stumbling on to Taco’s Facebook and connecting with him has turned my KB world upside down and made me even more excited about being in the industry – even after teaching KB for 4 years. This book is like having him in the studio with you. It’s gutsy, honest and you won’t walk away with ‘but’s and if’s’ because there are none. He says it like it is and you can either take it and advance yourself, or leave it and pretend like you know everything.”

Lisa Colquhoun


What you will learn.

There is a lack of good quality accessible information regarding kettlebell training. Crossfitters who want to make new gains need Taco’s book.

This manual covers all the things most people miss out from their practice, simply because the fundamentals have not been covered properly.

Even experienced weightlifters can make common mistakes that lead to injury.

By mastering the essentials, Taco helps both the seasoned pro and the kettlebell beginner to lay down a strong foundation of practice that can become a huge part of their WOD—workout of the day.


If you are new to kettlebells, every question you might have, has been answered here. In easy to understand language and described in meticulous detail, Taco takes the perspective of the newcomer and guides them through the reasoning behind each technique, by explaining the physics of anatomy and how they affect the biomechanics of the human body.


It will become clear to the reader exactly why an exercise is performed in a specific way.

Taco not only explains how and when a move should be performed but also why it is often done incorrectly in a way that leads to injury. This is vital information for anyone practicing with kettlebells.


Kettlebell Bible! If you  find KETTLEBELL TRAINING FUNDAMENTALS early enough in your kettlebell journey, consider yourself very lucky!  There is no shortage of books, tutorials and courses available on the interwebs so it’s difficult to know which to buy.  This is actually the third kb book I have acquired and now I am kicking myself for not getting it first!  This is the definitive guide to the ‘what, why, and how’ of everything you could ever want or need to know about going from novice to advanced kettlebell proficiency.

Earlier this year I had aggravated an old lower back/disc injury that caused excruciating pain for months. This was caused by running through an airport with a 60 lb carryon bag across my chest.  This was quite an embarrassing way to injure oneself!   Since I have an office job, I find myself sitting at a desk most of the day and have become weak in core strength. Also I do have a family and other commitments that take most of my free time.  The long term affect has been that I get stiff muscles and joints and frankly just out of shape. Because I was a collegiate athlete, I have been training with  barbells and dumbbells and some machines  for over 20 years.  Eventually I found that I was uninspired to go in for hours and hours every week to get minimal gains.  This is why I have been searching for a functional way to condense my workouts while also increasing my metabolism, strength and overall fitness. Although there are a ton of videos online showing the benefits of kettlebells, my biggest concern was that I would go whole hog into it and injure my lower back like i had done earlier this year. What I like most about is the books layout is that it offers a progressive foundation all the way from the what the kettlebell can do for you, how to choose the right one for what you want, stretches and warm-up to avoid injury (very important to me) all the way to some pretty unique and exotic manoeuvres that I am excited to work my way up to.  My only regret is that I did not find and buy this sooner!”

Jerry Trahan


Getting to Grips

From selecting your first kettlebell, to choosing exercises, how to prepare the body and make safe progressions, is all covered in minute detail. There is a wide-ranging section on correct (and incorrect) gripping of kettlebells, that helps steer the beginner away from a painful practice.

If you do get injured, Taco’s book provides a comprehensive guide to help you understand, from the specific pain you experienced, what could be wrong with your technique.

Kettlebell Training Fundamentals is like having a master instructor in your own home.


Some of the Topics Covered at Length are:

  • Training Fundamentals: including Safety, Warming Up & Buying Tips
  • Kettlebell Grips to reduce and avoid pain or injury
  • Swing Types
  • Proper Racking to Conserve Energy
  • Kettlebell Pain
  • Golden Rules
  • Progression for Beginners
  • Stretching & Poses


A Must-Have Guide to Starting Out with Kettlebells

Kettlebell Training Fundamentals is for those who cannot get to a master teacher. Now, the expert has come to them! With stunning professional photographs, easy to understand descriptions and links to videos, Taco’s book is the go-to study manual for kettlebell training. Get it now!


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