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Generalism, Minimalism, and Getting The Most Out Of The KB.
Reviewed in the United States on August 20, 2019
This is a great intro to kettlebells and to Pat Flynn. Pat begins the book by introducing you to his fitness philosophy (and frankly life philosophy). This philosophy is the overarching theme of his books and podcast. It can be summed up as a the combination of generalism (being good at many things, not overemphasizing/specializing in any one quality) and minimalism (doing so in the most efficient way possible).
When it comes to fitness, developing most qualities to an above average level and preparing oneself generally for all possible tasks, this is referred to as training for general physical preparedness. He has stated many a time that the kettlebell is the best tool for this job. You'll learn why that is in this book. You'll learn to move well under load, improve flexibility, strength, power, conditioning, and more with the help of one simple tool. You can tailor your training to lose fat or to gain muscles as well.
The books is accompanied by video demonstrations that are of relatively high quality. They show a multitude of angles and play in slow motion while highlighting some of the cues mentioned in the book a few times. I would have liked to see the setup for some of the exercises also included in the videos, but the instruction in the book is sufficient.
There are other books out there that will give you a minimalist KB program for the development of general physical preparedness. Some of those books are even more minimalist. One in particular only uses two exercises. However, the program provided in this book regularly exposes you to all of the fundamental kettlebell exercises. It looks like fun and provides a good deal of variety while allowing for enough overlap that you will have sufficient practice in all the movements throughout the week.
For $1.00, a must buy. No brainer.