Hi there! My name is Alex
I have been working out for a little over 8 years now. I wanted to share with everyone my experience I had with the Kettlebell Challenge Workouts program, and how it changed my fitness journey.
My back Story
I have always played sports; growing up, football, baseball and basketball were my life. My love for the games extended through high school and college. After all the years of lifting and bone crushing physical contact, however, my body started ache. I felt my body changing from all the physical abuse I put it though.
I had been on the same workout program for around 5 years. I would come in the gym like any other bro and do chest Mondays and you can guess how the rest of my split went through the week. I got to a point where I was completely burned out.
I needed to listen to my body, for one because it was in pain and for two I was no longer seeing the results I wanted to. I decided I wanted to try something new that I had never done before, but I didn’t know what really. I wasn’t big on calisthenics training. I wanted to still lift heavy and keep my strength, so thankfully I came across an article on kettlebells.
This article was published by Forest Vance: the name might sound familiar because he played for the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. He is also responsible for creating the kettlebell program. Forest went on to explain how unique kettlebell movements were and how you could incorporate them into your current workout or only work out with the kettlebells. He explained that some of the strongest and fittest people in the world strictly workout with kettlebells. This really intrigued me so I decided to buy the Kettlebell Challenge Workouts program.
My Review: Here’s My Thoughts And Opinions On The Kettlebell Challenge
Why I chose this product over the others
The first reason I chose to go with this program over the others is because of Forest Vance. My decision was not based on that he made it to the NFL but because he made it to the NFL and holds several degrees and certifications. The man clearly knows what he’s talking about. Some of his accomplishments are as follows.
Master’s degree in Human Movement
Certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine in Personal Training
Certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in Personal Training
Certified Russian Kettlebell Instructor
Personal Trainer and Boot camp instructor
If you want to learn more about Forest and his program you can visit his official website.
The second reason I chose this program was because how well laid out it was. I’m not the type of person that wants to spend time trying to decipher what a program is trying to say. I just want it given to me in a clean, easy-to-read format so that I can knock out the workout. This was exactly what Forest accomplished through the entire program
The third reason was cost. I don’t know about you but I personally don’t want to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on a training program. This being said, I was really happy that I paid less than $50 for the entire program. With everything that’s included in the program it could easily be sold for $200+. Feel free to check it out yourself.
Who is Kettlebell Challenge Workouts For?
This program is for anyone: men, women, even teens. You can utilize any aspect of this workout in your everyday life, especially if you have limited room or time.
I would also add this is for anyone that’s really looking to improve their overall strength and fitness levels as kettlebells provide you with a unique strength that can’t be replicated with squats or bench press. Also, if you are someone that can’t squat or bench press anymore due to injury and pain, kettlebell training is an amazing alterative because it’s easy on your joints.
- Lose body fat
- Build muscle
- Become stronger
- Tighten up any weak points
- Become stronger without bench press and squat racks
- Fast workouts for people on the go
What’s Included In Kettlebell Challenge Workouts 2.0 By: Forest Vance
Component 1 – The Ultimate Kettlebell Workouts Manual
This will be your bread and butter. This is where you learn everything you need to know about kettlebell training. I found this manual to be very enjoyable to read and follow along with. Everything is laid out in sections with easy to follow guides on how to perform the exercise.
This manual is a full 8 week training course. The course give you many workout options; so many, in fact, that if you choose not to, you will never repeat the same workout twice. This was a great option for myself because often times I get burned out and bored of the same workouts day in and day out.
The course gets you straight to the point without pushing a bunch of filler text and useless content. I was highly satisfied with the fluff free, no B.S program. The program offers 33 NEW Kettlebell workouts that will keep you on your toes! Below is a list of the workouts you will find inside the manual enjoy!
- Fun Day
- Kettlebell and Body Weight Beat Down
- FVT Challenge Workout
- BW and KB Smoke Session
- Get It
- Super Circuit
- KB / BW Blowout
- Hybrid Cardio
- Up the Ladder
- Killer Kettlebell Complex 2
- Fearsome Foursome
- Pull Up, TGU, Swing, Cardio Giant Circuit
- Total Body Strength and Conditioning
- Time to Get Tough
- Welcome to the Jungle
- Killer Kettlebell Complex
- Full Body Melt Down
- Swing and Burpee Kettlebell Challenge
- Cardio Strength Training
- The Punisher
- Death by Snatch and Burpee
- Strength Tri-Set
- Extra Hard
- Strong and Simple
- Single KB Complex
- Simple but TOUGH
- Down ‘n’ Dirty KB Boot Camp Workout
- Mega Strength Day
- Total Body Insanity
- Doing it Way Big
- The Puker
- Shoulder Bully
Component 2 – The FVT Kettlebell Basics
The second component was the most helpful part of the program because component 2 is a video series guide. What I mean by guide is Forest Vance will be taking you through the entire basics of kettlebell exercising. This is a step-by-step guide that you definitely don’t want to skip.
Like myself and many of you, kettlebells are scary mainly because they are new in the fitness world and people really don’t know how to work out with them. This fact makes it kind of hard for people to get started. All the videos will keep you safe and on your way to preforming all the movements effectively.
I love the videos because they are HD, not some cheap smart phone video like a lot of other programs give you. Forest brought in a professional film crew just for this project because he wants his buyers to get the best quality service he can provide. The videos are so good that it’s basically like you have a one-on-one experience with Forest himself. I personally thought this was amazing because I was able to really focus on what he had to teach rather than focusing on a bunch of fancy people doing the exercises making it look super easy.
Forest isn’t trying to put on a flashy show: he’s trying to provide you with the knowledge and information you need to get into the best shape of your life. I highly respect that about him and this program. Like I said, all the videos are there to walk you through kettlebell basics in a step-by-step fashion. Below is a list of videos that will be covered in the program.
- The Clean
- The Squat
- The Swing
- The Turkish Get Up and Variations
- The Press and Variations
- The Deadlift and Variations
- The Snatch and Progressions
- And more!
Component 3 – The Ultimate Kettlebell Guide
This guide is amazing partly due to the fact that it’s fully illustrated and has over 40 different kettlebell exercises. The illustration part set this guide apart from the others because it gives you a visual guide as to what your body should look like throughout the entire movement.
This was really helpful to me! I can read about performing a movement all day long and still not be doing it right because I physically can’t see what the movement should really be looking like. I was really able to utilize this guide in my workouts by mimicking the movements in the mirror.
This was the perfect complement to sew all the other components together with. Forest Vance is basically giving us the kettlebell training encyclopedia. You can’t go wrong with that kind of knowledge nestled in the palm of your hands.
I’m really happy this was included in the program because it has put me on the right path of mastering kettlebells. Here is the full list of illustrations that are in The Ultimate Kettlebell Guide!
- high pull
- one-leg deadlift
- one arm split jerk
- power plank with row
- Turkish get up
- standing side-crunch
- one-arm row
- two hand swing
- overhead reverse lunge
- around the world
- one hand swing
- two arm military press
- figure eight
- rotating lunge
- alternating kettlebell press
- Russian twist
- woodman’s chop
- single arm front squat
- one arm snatch
- one arm floor press
- alternating snatches
- kettlebell push up with row
- leg over floor press
- burpee to squat press
- double kettlebell windmill
- pistol squat
- goblet squat
- overhead squat
- starfish reach
- two arm row
- side step swing
- lunge pass-through
- two arm row
- get up plank
- overhead lunge
- snatch to press
Bonus 1 – Limited Time: Total Body Abdominal Annihilation
I was lucky enough to get this bonus book; from my understanding, it’s still available for some time. I have always hated doing ab workouts just because they are awkward for me and they are boring.
With total body abdominal, I was introduced to something I never thought possible- an actual fun and effective way to train abs. The book teaches you how to train your abs with body weight and kettlebells. The crunches, leg raises and sit ups are a thing of the past- good riddance because they are not effective for building strong abs.
You will learn movements like renegade rows, windmills and janda sit ups. There are a ton more but it’s all in the book with illustrated and video descriptions for each and every one!
The best thing about this ab workout is its only 10 – 15 mins and can be done only a few days a week to see real results! After about 2 months of these new kettlebell ab workouts, my abs really started to become like rocks.
Bonus 2 – Limited Time: Extreme Kettlebell Cardio Conditioning
To be in tip top shape, we gotta have cardio in the mix! Especially if you want those abs to show. Like most people I don’t really enjoy cardio much. My kind of cardio is walking or swimming, but that takes quite a lot of time up, especially if you’re already short on free time with school, relationships and work.
I really enjoyed the cardio program that kettlebell challenge workouts provides. It’s not mind-numbing boring or so intense that you want to throw up 30 seconds in. I got amazing results within about 3 months, my abs started to pop just like I always dreamed. The program comes with 21 extreme kettlebell cardio conditioning workouts to get you in tip-top shape! Here is a sneak peak of what the program offers!
- Program your Kettlebell workouts to get maximum results in the least amount of time.
- Each exercise in the workout has demonstrational videos to help you even further
- Detailed instructions for each kettlebell movement, to reinsure proper form and effectiveness of the exercises
- Kick your fat loss efforts into overdrive with 21 fat scorching, Shirt soaking kettlebell cardio workouts these workouts with help you shed all the unwanted fat
- And more…
What’s Not Included In Kettlebell Challenge Workouts 2.0 By: Forest Vance
Yeah, sorry, I have to answer this even though it might seem like a no brainer. You will need to buy your own kettlebells for the program. You can always hit up your favorite fitness store or Walmart for some starter kettlebells.
What Is Different Vs. Other Programs?
A Complete Guide
Forest has gone above to put together a complete guide about kettlebell training. Unlike other programs, Forest has degrees and certifications that back up his program. Forest also practices what he preaches, meaning this is what he does to train his body. If someone can make it to the NFL, I think they might be someone I’m willing to learn from.
The program doesn’t leave any steps unanswered, Forest completely covers every angle and every question you might have about any movement you are asked to perform in the program.
Most, if not all other programs do not have video training showing you step-by-step, unlike Kettlebell Challenge Workouts where Forest has hired a professional filming crew to shoot the best instructional video possible to help shorten the gab of beginners.
You will not find a better put together program than kettlebell challenge workouts 2.0, I promise you that much.
Forest is a man of many things and one of those things is honesty and loyalty. Forest understands how the world works and how it’s a tough place to make a buck. He has done an amazing job at placing his program well below his competitors. A price so low that any single individual can afford it on a minimum wage job.
Forest believes that your health comes first; for many, their health suffers because they don’t have the funds to pay for gyms or special programs and coaches to help them get in shape. Forest is here to help anyone willing to help themselves.
By investing a small payment you will be investing in your future: that’s why his program is better than any other out there, because he truly cares.
What Does The Program Require?
The program requires very little but you will need to invest in some kettlebells. I would suggest you buy the program first, because lifting kettlebells is a different ball game than lifting bar and dumbbells. You might be able to lift a 45 dumbbell but only be able to lift a 35 kettlebell for a specific movement. The program will cover everything you need to take into consideration when you pick your kettlebell weights.
You will need an open area to perform the movements. This could be in a basement, garage, and yard or even inside your home if you are careful. I would probably avoid using kettlebells in my living room though, you never know you might drop one and end up having a big hole in your floor!
Lastly you will need to invest time: probably a no brainer but hey, this is a review right? Most of the workouts can be done in 30 – 45mins. Nothing too crazy. The great thing about these kettlebell workouts is they take less time than traditional lifting and work out a multiple muscles in one movement. You will be able to knock out a few birds with one stone each and every day…
- Very reasonable price
- Workout time is less than an hour
- Step by step guides
- Need very little equipment
- Takes some time to adjust to using kettlebells
Yes, the program definitely works. You will see amazing results if you stick with it. You can completely change the way your body functions by completing the program. You will be using muscles you didn’t even know you had.
Your body will slowly adjust to the new functions you will be performing; while this is happening, you will start to notice your physique changing as well. Most people start seeing noticeable results as little as 5 weeks. This is all subjective to your current physique level and how well you preform the movement provided.
I was grateful to find this program, it has changed the way I live my daily life. I don’t get any more pain from lifting super heavy weight that I really should have never been lifting in the first place.
I am now able to keep my current strength level and add to it by using kettlebells, because they work the muscles in a different fashion that doesn’t require you to destroy your body.
If I could leave you with one message, it would be do not destroy your body lifting extremely heavy weights. It’s not necessary to gain sufficient strength. Unless you are wanting to compete in strong man competitors then well you should be definitely lifting super heavy weights, but then you wouldn’t be here reading about kettlebells.
If you want to be as strong as an NFL player, kettlebells will get you to that point. I hope this review has given you the information you need on training with kettlebells and I hope that you will be able to make a decision based off the review if it’s something you think you should give a shot!
Good luck with whatever choice you make!