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?
A certification is only as good as the instructor who possesses it. If you have taken the time to educate yourself in the proper use of kettle bells, there is no reason not to teach the use of kettle bells. If you do not feel prepared to teach this type of exercise, do not proceed.
And never teach a movement or exercise that you have not mastered yourself first. I do not use exercises with my clients that I have not performed properly myself and recently.