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Kettlebells For The Teenage Youth Athlete!

Kettlebells For the Teenage Youth Athlete!

The original publishing date of today’s article was way back on March 24, 2010.

I thought this one would be a good choice to pull from the archives for you. Many young athletes out there need to work to improve their fitness and performance and this is a great tool for helping that happen.

If you want to make some significant strides in your athleticism and fitness then you need to make sure you learn how to develop the basic strength traits that I’ve outlined here. Read and apply.

  1. Are you a teenage athlete looking to take your strength and performance to the next level with your sport? 
  2. If you are the parent of a teenage athlete are you wondering what to do to make your kid better on the field of play? 
  3. Are you a kid that really wants to get better with your sport, or competition, but are just not sure what to do next in order to be competitive with your friends? 

Whether you are a teenage youth athlete reading this or you are the parent of a youth teenage athlete you need to consider seeking out help to hone your skills with the use of kettlebell training. 

Teenage Youth Athlete And The Significance Of Kettlebells

Over the years I have spent a lot of time training athletes at all levels of play from youth athletes all the way to the pros. I notice that starting a strength and conditioning program with youngsters all has to do with teaching them how to acquire proficient technique for foundational movement. I am always sure to teach good habits early with young athletes because they are still growing and laying the foundation for their athletic careers.

A great device for the teenage youth athlete showing a big red kettlebell on the ground with a worn handle and scuff marks.

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If you happen to be a teenage youth athlete I have found that aside from learning how to apply a sound bodyweight strength program that kettlebells are for helping you to develop great core strength and a solid foundation. Developing total body control is crucial in order to transition you into all out strength programs you will face in high school, college, and beyond.

Now one big reason I prefer using the kettlebell is that it’s a great device for teaching you how to perform three basic physical traits for strength. These basic three movements consist of what I refer to as the hinge, brace, and root. 

Three Physical Strength Traits For The Teenage Youth Athlete

So what are the three basic physical traits of strength?

  1. The hinge: The hinge involves a necessary movement with you possessing the ability to sit your hips back. This is essential in order to perform a squat, deadlift, or vertical jump. Hinging is absolutely necessary for you to perform any athletic movement and to build solid athletic strength. Without hinging your athleticism is dead in the water.
  2. The brace: Bracing involves your ability to stiffen your core midsection. This is critical during exerting movements in order to stabilize your spine and to produce maximal force. Bracing not only protects you, but it helps you to generate strength and speed for athletic movements.
  3. The root: Rooting is when you are firmly able to plant your feet and dig into the ground when performing a lift. Rooting is necessary when you bend down to pick a weight up off of the ground such as a kettlebell deadlift, or kettlebell swing. Being able to root means you possess control and stability of your body to hold your ground when an outside force is applied to you.
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The kettlebell is a wonderful device for teaching these three physical strength traits to young athletes. This can easily be done with kettlebell swings and kettlebell deadlifts.

The Teenage Youth Athlete: The Takeaway

To include kettlebell training into your program, or your child’s program make sure to do it right. Make sure you are getting sound training and competent advice. 

You will not be disappointed in the results you will see from using this gruesome iron cannonball. 

Are you currently training with kettlebells? 

How many days a week are you strength training? 

What is your current strength goals? 

Post up below in the comments and share! 

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I'm a Certified Strength And Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and author. I have had over 17 years experience in MMA fitness, strength and conditoning, and athletic performance for most every sport. As an author and specialist I've written close to a million words on fitness and strength. I'm also a Muay Thai practictioner and enjoy helping others to reach their peak potential through fitness and performance.

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