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 the majority of the trainers and don’t believe people should use kettlebells unless they are properly trained. I went to an IDEA fitness convention workshop involving kettlebells the instructor was very knowledgable and competed with kettlebells. He had injured his shoulder, elbow and wrist using the kettlebells. It is so easy to hurt yourself using a kettlebell your hands have to be precisely placed in order to avoid injuries. I feel it is to big of a risk for me personally to use them. My cousin got certified in kettlebells and after he was finished with his certification his hands were full of calluses and blood. He stated it was one of the hardest things he has ever done. So knowing that information I don’t feel comfortable having someone use a kettlebell under my guidance without myself holding that certification.