I repectfully disagree with the message you are sending in your blog post here. Single leg DL’s and single arm snatches are a staple of my program and i have seen drastic improvements in my training.(I am a runner) I have never been this fit, strong, fast or mobile. I think my trainer who works predominately with kettlebels has been spot on with development of this program. I am sure the results i achieved may not work for everyone but those two exercises in particular have done wonders for me.
The fact that your Kettlebell Koach works predominately with one piece of equipment is enough for me not to waste my time getting into a personal use story as I don’t drink Kettlebell Kool aid-
Working wonders? Leave that for the book of genesis. If it’s not effective for many but only your running with your coach is smells like scooby doo do.
Everyone hear read the stone soup story for the big picture:
Once upon a time, somewhere in post-war Eastern Europe, there was a great famine in which people jealously hoarded whatever food they could find, hiding it even from their friends and neighbors. One day a wandering soldier came into a village and began asking questions as if he planned to stay for the night.
“There’s not a bite to eat in the whole province,” he was told. “Better keep moving on.”
“Oh, I have everything I need,” he said. “In fact, I was thinking of making some stone soup to share with all of you.” He pulled an iron cauldron from his wagon, filled it with water, and built a fire under it. Then, with great ceremony, he drew an ordinary-looking stone from a velvet bag and dropped it into the water.
By now, hearing the rumor of food, most of the villagers had come to the square or watched from their windows. As the soldier sniffed the “broth” and licked his lips in anticipation, hunger began to overcome their skepticism.
“Ahh,” the soldier said to himself rather loudly, “I do like a tasty stone soup. Of course, stone soup with cabbage—that’s hard to beat.”
Soon a villager approached hesitantly, holding a cabbage he’d retrieved from its hiding place, and added it to the pot. “Capital!” cried the soldier. “You know, I once had stone soup with cabbage and a bit of salt beef as well, and it was fit for a king.”
The village butcher managed to find some salt beef . . . and so it went, through potatoes, onions, carrots, mushrooms, and so on, until there was indeed a delicious meal for all. The villagers offered the soldier a great deal of money for the magic stone, but he refused to sell and traveled on the next day.