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Kettlebells for 50+

By Karl Knopf

A fully illustrated program for using small kettlebells to improve strength and long-term health


Far more effective than regular weights, the kettlebell — shaped like a teakettle but heavy as a classic dumbbell — has proven itself a powerful tool to get a full-body workout by strengthening not just primary muscles but secondary stabilizing muscles as well. Kettlebells for 50+ shows how easy it is for anyone — at any age — to get started with kettlebells. It teaches exercises that are suited to varying ages and degrees of strength. The program in Kettlebells for 50+ focuses on the use of small, unbalanced kettlebells and includes stretches and release moves, plus everything readers need to design a personalized weekly exercise plan. It includes over 200 step-by-step photos, describes proper training methods and explains how to achieve specific goals by varying the workout and carefully monitoring the number of repetitions. The program is also a way to have fun and enjoy a workout for staying young. It even helps guard against osteoporosis, diabetes, and heart disease.

Dr. Karl Knopf

Karl Knopf

Dr. Karl Knopf, or Dr. Karl, as his students used to call him, has been involved in the health and fitness of older adults and the disabled for over 40 years. During this time he has worked in almost every aspect of the industry, from personal training and therapy to consultation.


While at Foothill College, Karl was the coordinator of the Adaptive Fitness Tech­nician Program and Life Long Learning Institute. He taught disabled students and undergraduates about corrective exercise. In addition to teaching, Karl developed the “Fitness Educators of Older Adults Association” to guide trainers of older adults. Currently Karl is a director at the International Sports Science Association and is on the advisor board of PBS’s Sit and Be Fit show.


In his spare time he has spoken at conferences, authored many articles, and written numerous books on topics ranging from water workouts to fitness therapy. He was a frequent guest on both radio and print media on issues pertaining to senior fitness and the disabled.

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Released: March 2012
Price: $14.95

ISBN-10: 1612430465
ISBN-13: 9781612430461

Trade Paper
7.5" x 9.25"
144 pages

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