Extreme Kettlebell Fitness on YouTube

At AKC Fitness LI, we're proud to introduce our Extreme Kettlebell Fitness Channel on YouTube. After almost two years since our doors first opened, we've taken kettlebell fitness, and honed it to a fine art. What was once a system for advanced athletes only, is now an effective fitness modality for just about everybody. 

But you have to step back and look at what's really going. Our membership is made up of regular people, sometimes starting out not so fit. Firefighters, cops, nurses, construction workers, accountants, stay-at-home moms and dads fill our ranks. These people are the life blood of society on the south shore of Long Island, NY. In an area where the cost of living is through the roof, they go to work every day to support their families, and are left without a lot of time or energy for fitness and exercise.

Most new members have not trained for years, but no matter, we make the transformation happen - with a little help from the kettlebell. Today we feature a routine that's a simple spin on One-Arm Long Cycle. Over the years this has been a member favorite, as it rides the line between Extreme Fitness and Sport training. This set is performed for 12 consecutive minutes, with hand switches every three. The kettlebell is never set down. The weight of the bell used, and the pace attempted (RPM) also control the overall intensity. In today's set we all attempted to work at 8 reps per minute, and the bell each lifter used is indicated on the video.

Performing in today's video are AKC Fitness LI members (with as little as three months experience) and coaches. From left to right: Chris, Nick, Tom, John, and Mike.

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