A program designed with Crossfit methodology using kettlebells and simple bodyweight exercises. Kettlebells, as known in modern times, were developed in Russia in the 1700s, primarily for weighing crops. It is said that these farmers became stronger and found them useful for showing off their strength during festivals.
Kettlebells became standard issue to the Russian Special Forces (Spetznaz) before making their popular debut in the United States. The proprietary CrossFit Santa Monica class, dubbed ‘Kettlebell Hell,’ borrows on the best in class training techniques of CrossFit and Russian strength training to deliver an action packed Sunday morning cardio burn class.
The unique nature of Kettlebells as a strength-training tool means that athletes get dramatically stronger without packing on the mass of more barbell centric workouts. Kettlebell’s are fantastic at building lean muscle mass. The CFSM Kettlebell workout emphasizes metabolic conditioning and is perfect for the beginners as well as experienced athletes.