This is not a kettlebell workout. As much as the makers of the DVD might wish to state that Pavel ok's the exercises without use of a kettlebell, the fact of the matter is that the distribution of the weight is altogether different than it is with a dumbbell. This is NOT a kettlebell workout, there is no kettlebell used in this DVD workout at all. How misleading to put the word "Kettlebell" in the title of the DVD, not to mention the woman on the cover is holding a kettlebell. This is utterly disappointing, and in my opinion unethical. If you want a kettlebell workout, this is not for you. This should have been titled, "Dumbbell fusion functional fitness" or some such. The makers of this DVD should be ashamed of themselves & scrap the DVD release altogether, come up with a new title & a new cover photo. Then perhaps come out with a new KETTLEBELL workout that is ACTUALLY a KETTLEBELL workout.
**UPDATE NOV. 21/08** Clips are now available on some other sites & the form shown on this DVD is AWEFUL ! It's not remotely like a kettlebell workout. For instance her joints are soft & she's using her arms to LIFT the weight while she's doing regular squats when mimicking a snatch, rather than thrusting & locking, not to mention there is virtually no propulsion shown in her movements on various exercises. That's the difference with kettlebell training & regular dumbbell strength training or even functional fitness training. The latter is done the way she demonstrates the movements in the DVD (although even with that said her form isn't that great), but what she is demonstrating, using soft joints & controlled LIFTING with the ARMS, & calling it kettlebell style exercises just ARE NOT REMOTELY the way they are done in kettlebell training. In kettlebell training there is propulsion, swinging, locking of the joints in a controlled manner, etc... Kettlebell exercises are VASTLY different from the way you would do a traditional weight training workout. As shown in this DVD all you're getting is a functional fitness dumbbell workout that is nothing remotely like a kettlebell workout. For instance in exercises where the lower body should propel the weight up, she softens her legs to stop the movement of the weight & then uses her arms to lift the weight. That's fine if you are doing a regular old strength training workout with weights, but that's not the way it's done with a kettlebell. It's bad enough a kettlebell isn't even used in this workout, but the workout is NOT a kettlebell style workout. The only thing kettlebell about it is the word 'kettlebell' in the title & that's it. For God's sake, she doesn't even get the name of some of the exercises correct. She calles the Turkish Get-Up a Turkish roll up, but it's not even done the way she shows it on the DVD anyway !!! As per the early negative reviews, people knew way ahead of time due to leaking of the info by Michele Olson herself (the so called trainer on this DVD) via e-mails between herself & fitness video enthusiasts & what she herself shared on fitness forums in which when she was questioned even more she, probably thinking it was good that she was getting all this attention, told them exactly the things shared in reviews here. Now that clips are available it is glaringly obvious that it is even worse than previous reviewers had stated. There are people on fitness forums who are now cancelling their pre-orders after viewing the clips. It's pretty bad, folks. Save your money.