Based on painstaking, original research on subjects ranging from untrained folks to members of the Danish Olympic team, Viking Warrior Conditioning is a foolproof blueprint for achieving Olympian conditioning in record time-while simultaneously improving one's body composition dramatically. Kenneth Jay, the warrior sage equally at ease with a heavy kettlebell and with a foBased on painstaking, original research on subjects ranging from untrained folks to members of the Danish Olympic team, Viking Warrior Conditioning is a foolproof blueprint for achieving Olympian conditioning in record time-while simultaneously improving one's body composition dramatically. Kenneth Jay, the warrior sage equally at ease with a heavy kettlebell and with a force plate, shows you the way.-Pavel Tsatsouline, author of Enter the Kettlebell!Kenneth Jay has produced what may be the most eye-opening work on VO2max training available today. Jay begins by taking the reader through the fundamental scientific principles of top-level conditioning. His down-to-earth writing takes the abstractions of calculations and puts them into the tangibles of training. Continuing with a step-by-step description of his Viking Warrior Conditioning regimes, Jay walks the reader through the fine details of his method. His progression of kettlebell training regimens is designed to take you from weekend wanna-be to victorious Viking. Educational, entertaining, enlightening, and inspirational, Viking Warrior Conditioning is sure to be a well read and re-read part of any elite coach, trainer, athlete, or warrior's library!-Mark Cheng, L.Ac., Ph.D., Senior RKC, Contributing Editor: Black Belt MagazineIf you want to understand the why and the how of kettlebell training for conditioning then this is the book! This is the guide to using the kettlebell for optimal VO2max conditioning. Kenneth Jay's protocols have benefited me and my clients greatly.-Brett Jones, Master RKC, CSCS, CK-FMSA great book by one of the best young minds in fitness. Against a bleak backdrop of fraudulant fitness product hucksters and in this era of No Brain - No Pain personal trainers, the Pain Dane does indeed have a brain- a big one -and this book is as welcome as a cool breeze ripping through a room full of stale cigar smoke.-Marty Gallagher, author of The Purposeful Primitive...more
ebook, 134 pages
July 1st 2011
by Dragon Door Publications
(first published January 7th 2011)
While the title and thesis is right the fullness of the book is lacking. I do enjoy his using the Kettlebells as a cardiovascular exercise. While he explains this in great detail and gives a routine exercise's and descriptions are sorely lacking. Kenneth is proficient with Kettlebells and practices Jeet Kune Do. Wish he would have given more depth to his work. I would recommend this as a start point.
I'm almost finished with my current routine and felt like switching things up a little. This book does an excellent job of explaining the science behind the plan. Unfortunately, the workout plans are vague and confusing. If you have interest in kettlebell workouts, check this book out because it introduces another KB benefit. If you don't already workout with KBs, skip this one.
Using kettlebells for intense cardiovascular fitness. Novel idea but sometimes difficult to piece together the workout. A strength program is hinted at but not discussed. The cardiovascular program is well detailed.