The RKC claims that you can have it all with kettlebells. That just sounds too good to be true. The RKC says you can build massive amounts of power, strength, and endurance with them. It doesn’t make sense. To build power you have to have an adequate amount of weight to activate a large number of motor units. I can do KB clean with a 65lber and feel like I’m not even trying.
For power I think kettlebells aren’t that great. However, KB swings are good for developing power in hip extension. KB snatchs with heavy kettlebells generates a lot of power also.
I don’t see how KBs could be good for strength unless your your using 48kg kbs. Most gyms don’t have KBs that heavy.
I think kettlebells are probably best for endurance and calorie burning: light weight high reps. KBs are right at home for endurance training.
Maybe the exception is correcting muscle imbalances. Tsastsouline had perfect scores of Mike Boyles functional movement screen. So maybe that speaks for kettlebells if you know how to use them. Or maybe it just says Pavel is smart and knows how to train. Give me a kettlebell and I guarantee I’m not going to fix any of my muscle imbalances because I’m only going to do the shit I like.
I’m probably rehashing discussions that have already occurred. This is just the conclusion I came to after reading some of the RKC’s materials.