"Kettlebell Swing and Snatch Efficiency in CrossFit Workshop for CrossFit is a great ebook on how to run a four-hour workshop, covering the kettlebell swing and snatch for CrossFit. It has some great videos that illustrate the differences between the sport, training and hard styles of kettlebell work. It also does a great job discussing and explaining when each style is preferred based on what your goals are. This is especially beneficial for CrossFitters who are just starting with kettlebells giving them a good guide on the different methods, their advantages and to use them for efficiency. The biggest value to this book though is for the coach. It expertly breaks down by the minute how to run a four-hour workshop/seminar. If you don't have a lot of experience running them, this ebook is indispensable. Knowing how long to spend on each lesson, and what to cover makes holding a seminar a breeze. Even if you have a lot of experience in running seminars, this is a great guide and everyone from the novice to the expert will take several great pieces of advice from it."
"As a Trainer, I find one of the least appreciated facts about fitness is that strength is an actual skill. Taco Fleur and Joe Daniels make up for everyone who's missed that fact with this book, addressing, coaching and correcting all aspects of technique and proper programming on one of the all-time classic strength movements. It will direct any reader towards a true level of mastery. ...for anyone who even thinks they're interested, this is going to be one great book to buy!"
"First I was watching some videos with various exercises and tried to simulate them with a common dumbbell. It was not easy. Later, when I ordered and got my first, relatively cheap concrete kettlebell, the situation became even harder. After first training sections my whole body burnt, legs were aching, and I have not mentioned other parts of my tired body yet. Some months later I bought some heavier kettlebells such as 24,28,32,40 kg weights and last month I got the BEAST. It weighs 48 kg. My favorite exercises are swings and presses. Until now I knew three types of presses, those I tried to practice: Military press, Jerk and Long-cycle press. For brothers in arms are all these exercises notoriously known. These are the three basic press exercises of KB Pentathlon. Then everything changed when I got a book, titled: Master the Kettlebell Press, The Ultimate Guide. The book was written by co – authors Taco Fleur, Joe Daniels . Both of them are well-known athletes and professionals in their field of activity. Starting from the first page I knew that guide was written by strongmen who know what they speak (write) about. The book starts with anatomical descriptions, the rich illustrated material provides detailed pieces of information on all muscles, those are involved in press procedure. Next chapters are dedicated to KB grips, techniques of various presses. Variations of presses are included too. Shortly spoken , when I started reading the book, (some parts I have to translate to my native language), suddenly realized, that many things I had done, I had done badly. So once again I needed to reevaluate some things: breathing, grips, initial movements, relaxing acts etc.. But Ultimate Guides are for these purposes. This book is definitely not intended only for one reading. If You think about presses seriously, you need to read it again and again. Another thing that I really appreciate: are links to various exercises. Videos with exercises will help You how to fix your bugs, how to press properly, check and control your breathing technique. And last but not least... This book does not offer quick and light results and victories, but only toll, sweat and blood. But one who ever tried a KB press, would know what I am writing about. Stay strong forever!!! Sorry to be little bit personal "
"The kettlebell workshop manual by Taco Fleur was engaging, informative, professional and very well put together. It provided so much useful information on the breakdown of the different styles of snatches and swings. This is VERY informative for the CrossFit community since this is RARELY taught in CrossFit. The videos are very helpful with instruction and comparing the different styles of kettlebell training. This is a great read and I highly recommend it to ALL athletes, especially coaches, in the CrossFit community. Proper kettlebell knowledge, instruction and implementation will set you apart from the rest by enhancing your training and enabling you to coach kettlebell training in the PROPER way to your athletes. This will definitely set you apart from the rest as a coach, trainer and athlete!"
"The Hip Hinge for Swing, Deadlifts, and more is an excellent, informative book. The movement and muscles involved are broken down to base level to ensure the reader understands the movement principles. Such a simple movement can have a huge effect on many aspects of life and training, the ability to do it well and train the hinge will open the door to much more."
I got this book expecting only kettlebell workouts. I got so much more! Taco goes into so much detail explaining terminology, scoring and the science behind the workouts and the muscle groups that are targeted. His workouts have helped me lose 2 inches off my waist and feel more powerful with each kettlebell workout and bodyweight exercises like burpees and push-ups. It’s a must-have for anyone, but it was especially helpful for this newcomer who works out at home in between working and 3 kids.