- Look good
-- get bigger muscles
-- get leaner muscles
- Get strong
-- lift more weight
- Get endurance
-- Run more distance
- Cross train
-- Combat(popular lately)
--- Kung Fu
Most "average joes" want to get in shape. What they want without realizing it, is a combination of components to fitness: endurance, strength, lean look etc.
Nutrition accomplishes two things that I'm interested in, cosmetic function and performance function. When I do scores of reps with 95% of my bodyweight it becomes necessary to combine these components to feel better so I can perform better.
Since kettlebells can potentially cover a spectrum of almost all aspects of fitness with the exception of the 1 rep max powerlifting, or the marathon running elites, most people (99.99%) will not want to be an elite powerlifter (maybe I'm wrong;)) or an elite marathoner. Most people say to me "I want to run a marathon." I call this a "panic" weight loss plan. Everything else had failed so if I just run a marathon I'l look like the person on the cover of runner's world.
The human body has potential to exude feats but it is capable of work. The energy components are a combination for a human is never truly built for strength or for endurance. It is a complicated machine that requires a balance of these two main components of fitness. Kettlebells alone are a powerful tool that can fit any mold of a strength/endurance combination.
From personal experience, I've never felt more confident about taking on tasks that are non kettlebell related. I need specific practice but certain requirements depending on the activity are not a problem.
And that is the take away. Most people will relate their experiences from before and after.
My advice to those starting out: listen to your coach for guidance and use common sense. Work within your parameters.
and kettlebell lifting again has aspects of strength/endurance together.
I would like to try to someday jerk 70 kg kettlebell on one arm if there is one. I have strength goals and endurance goals outside of kettlebells but my priority is strength/endurance in a sport groomed and perfected for over half a century and for the purpose to make a soldier fit to fight. I want to be ready to fight and can't waste my time.