Here's a training topic that no one else talks about.
In this article, you'll learn about the single biggest difference between kettlebell training and Olympic weightlifting. While there are many differences between these 2 explosive training methods, there is one thing that makes each of these strength skills so unique.
Make no mistake, these 2 training methods are very different from each other, yet also complementary.
There’s one thing that is central to both and no one seems to talk about this.
When I started to learn the Olympic lifts (the snatch and clean and jerk) - after establishing a strong foundation with hardstyle kettlebell training - I thought that my kettlebell skills would somewhat easily transfer to the barbell.
I thought that lots of technically sound swings, snatches, cleans, and other kettlebell exercises would set a good baseline that would transfer to the Olympic lifting.
I was wrong.
There's a key difference between kettlebells and Olympic weightlifting that requires new motor learning and skill development to excel in either.
It comes down to hip power.
Yes, there are many technical differences between training with a kettlebell and a barbell, but the biggest difference comes down to one important distinction.
"There is literally no other sport that challenges your strength, skill, and mental powers more fully than weightlifting." ~Arthur DrechslerThere's such power in explosively lifting heavy weights overhead. I've always been impressed with the athleticism, explosive strength, and dynamic mobility that's required to perform the Olympic Lifts. I believe that the Olympic lifts (snatches, clean and jerks) are really the pinnacle of strength and performance training. As I write this, I'm still sore. That's because I just finished an outstanding Olympic Weightlifting seminar led by Coach Greg Everett of Catalyst Athletics.