Kettlebell Jerk Assistance Drills On Boxes


I recently returned from the IKFF (International Kettlebell & Fitness Federation), where I completed my Level 2 course as a CKT-FMD (Certified Kettlebell Teacher & Fitness & Movement Dynamics). Yep, that’s a whole lotta letters, and there was a whole lotta sweat and soreness given in exchange to earn them. However, it was worth every moment!

The first rule when choosing a qualified coach (and for some, a “personal” trainer), is to make sure that coach continues to invest in their education. The world of health, fitness, and wellness is ever-changing. Therefore, no one style of training, eating, or wellness is “THE” way. If a jacka– promises his/her “one” training method is “all” you need to achieve your goals for the rest of your life, kick ’em in the shins, and run the other direction.! OK, don’t kick ’em, because that’s not nice. However, do run far away from this numskull. They’re only going to get you hurt…physically and financially.

Anyhow, as I get deeper into training for Kettlebell Sport, I am beginning to learn more and more techniques to help add more numbers to my sets, assist with my pacing, and well as be more efficient with my movement. All of which is key when competing. However, a lot of these little tweaks can help the everyday kettlebell trainee, who is not competing, as well. Heck, some of these tweaks can even help the non-kettlebell trainee, such as olympic lifters, power lifters, and sports-specific athletes, such as basketball players.

Check out the following video, and give the following Kettlebell Jerk assistance drill a try. It will definitely help you build more strength and speed, needed to fire up power from the ankles, knees, hips, and even shoulders. Look, I learned a long time ago in martial arts, strength is built from the ground up, and this drill is a testament to that theory.

Lastly, I hope you enjoy more entertaining moments from the Kettlebell world’s “King Of All Things Fun,” Rick Bradley, at the end of the video. Let me know what you think of the assistance drill, by leaving a comment below. If you need more info on how Rick’s dance moves can improve your joint mobility, feel free to inquire about that below, as well ;-D

  • I have always wanted to start training with kettle balls. Looks like a nice change from normal weights.

  • Anastasia Cohen

    ooohh! It's dynamic and fun, I'll definitely give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

  • mlm

    thanks for sharing! 😀 it's really fun!