Kettlebell Burn – My Review

Posted: July 16, 2010 by mrsghp in Uncategorized
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Hello everyone out there.  Hope all of you are doing well in your lives.  My wife and I purchased Master RKC Geoff Neupert’s Kettlebell Burn a few months ago and just finished up Phase I 10 days ago.  I would like to provide all of you my opinion of it and provide you some of my results.

  • Getting a program from a Master RKC is one huge advantage, but don’t forget Geoff’s credentials as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and time spent as a Strength Coach at a Division I University.  He understands proper programming to get the desired results.  He has programming flowing through his veins.
  • The program is simple to follow, but very effective if you choose the appropriate weight for the skill at hand.  The metabolic pairings don’t seem like much when you look at them on paper, until you are drenched in a pool of sweat at the end of your time period.
  • Exercises are easy enough to follow but you really get a fantastic workout especially if you really try to own the movement and the weight.
  • Swing circuits are fantastic.  The different time periods really help to change the workout
  • I have seen a nice increase in strength as well as improvement in form.  Began with pressing the 20kg and finished with pressing the 28kg for reps at the end of phase I.
  • I really see this as a good program to supplement in with your RKC prep as well.  The swing circuits alone will help prep you for your upcoming certification, then there is everything else in the program to boot.
  • Also for those of you who think that it will be the same boring workouts for 12 weeks straight, you are so mistaken.  Just began phase II and I am still looking forward to the workouts.  Geoff has changed things from workout to workout and from phase to phase to get the proper progression from your body.  Proper progression = great results
  • It is also a fantastic program for your clients/classes.  We use the metabolic pairings and swing circuits from Phase I often and our class members LOVE them!  We may have to make some slight modifications for some members (especially if they are brand new) but all in all phase I works well.
  • Really like the approach to the nutrition as well.  Plan for you can be calculated quickly and be applied to your day without too much hassle.

Some thoughts to consider before beginning Kettlebell Burn.

  • Of course with my background in Sports Medicine, I need to plug that it is very important that you are not beginning ANY program without making sure you address any imbalances or asymmetries.  My suggestion would be to make sure you are a 14 on the FMS with no 1’s, zeros, or any asymmetries.
  • Really own the technique.  Make sure that when you are keeping track of your exercises and sets that you OWN each set.  Don’t just blaze through it to see how many you can get in, or even worse go for a much heavier weight that allows your form to suffer.  Better Technique = Better workout = Better results.
  • As Geoff states:  this is not a program for someone who is new to kettlebells.  Make sure you learn the proper technique first (I suggest meeting with an RKC of course).

All in all I absolutely love the workout.  After phase I my weight is down 5 pounds and my strength has improved immensely.  Will begin taking measurements to help give you readers an idea of the results I am seeing.  I am not a big proponent of the scale.

Phase II

I have to say that after phase I of kettlebell burn by Geoff Neupert I was feeling pretty good about myself.  Strength improved.  Weight steadily dropping and I am getting compliments on how I look.  People think I weigh close to 175 lbs but in all actuality I am still around 195.  Working towards my goal of 185 for RKC Level II but its nice to see that I am putting on some muscle while losing fat.

Phase II takes it to another level and just begins to build upon the skills and endurance that was provided in Phase I.  The turkish get up rep schemes ALONE helped develop my strength as well as Nikki’s.

At the end of phase II, Nikki was able to perform a 32KG Turkish Get Up but during burn she was primarily using a 16kg and sometimes a 20kg and working on perfect form.  She was amazed by how fluid her attempt at a 32kg was.  She was also able to perform a snatch test with a 20kg for 100 reps in under 5 minutes and was able to snatch the 28kg for reps during the Burn phase II workouts.

Me on the other hand was able to work into a lot of 32kg work with pressing and snatching.  This greatly helped my technique for my 24kg snatch test.  And for the first time I was able to perform a Turkish Get Up with a 48kg on BOTH sides!  This program is fantastic stuff not only for fat loss, but for anyone training for the RKC Level I certification.  The programming allows you to get really strong!  So impressed by Geoff and his programming.

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Comments
  1. Rob says:

    Hi guys, I just purchased KB Burn 2.0 from Geoff and was wondering if you guys finished the program and had any more comments or advice on it…thanks

    • mrsghp says:

      On our last phase. Nikki is SO strong now and my performance on get ups and snatches/swings has improved greatly.

      Geoff does a fantastic job of applying progression. Stick to the program and it will pay off m

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