I want to train my PT clients with Kettlebells but I’m not KB certified. In the past – I would tell them not to train with instructors who have not been properly KB certified/trained. But now I feel like I’ve limited myself from using a major (main stream) piece of fitness equipment. I know there is a fine line in KB trained instructors. I see so many teaching the swings in an unsafe way. Am I being over cautious?
I agree with both LaRue and Kurt.
We purposely do not leave kettlebells on the floor at the gym just yet because the majority of the population still does not know how to correctly swing the kettlebell let alone know how to do a proper Turkish Get-up.
I have found that most of the Kb exercises do transition nicely to the dumbbell also.
I have a 10/15 & 20 lb. kettlebell that I use in my boot camps. I teach the basic swing, windmill and 1/2 get up. I took classes from a friend who is an RKC trainer and incorporated into my own workouts, I then felt comfortable to train others.