ʺKettle juggling as an effective means of general physical training of studentsʺ.
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health goals
extreme conditions
basic exercises
kettlebell juggling
light weight kettlebells

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Derevenets, S. ., & Litovchenco , V. . (2024). ʺKettle juggling as an effective means of general physical training of studentsʺ . Problems of Engineer-Pedagogical Education, 80. Retrieved from http://jped.uipa.edu.ua/index.php/JPED/article/view/543


Abstract. This paper addresses the incorporation of lightweight kettlebell juggling elements in the
general physical training (GPT) of students. The primary focus is on juggling as a health-improving method
for various student categories. The article provides a detailed description of the specifics of kettlebell
juggling training sessions, both in individual and group approaches. It presents the simplest basic exercises
that constitute an athlete's performance, along with criteria for evaluating performance. The authors explore
the potential of organizing regular kettlebell all-around competitions for health purposes, encompassing
classical kettlebell exercises. Additionally, the authors highlight the rehabilitative effects of kettlebell
juggling, emphasizing its health benefits.Kettlebell juggling is particularly beneficial for health, especially
for individuals with a low level of physical fitness, as it avoids overloading the body. Training exertion
includes the following effects:
• mobilize and adjust the spine;
• develop the ability to balance;
• develop respiratory functions;
• affect the athlete's nervous system;
• develop correct posture.
In the scientific work, the authors also pay attention to safety technology. The safety technique in
kettlebell juggling is specific, it differs slightly from other strength sports. If we take, for example, such
strength sports as weightlifting, powerlifting, as well as the classic push or push of weights in a long cycle, then
the increase in the result depends on the weight of the projectile, the number and speed of lifts at a particular
time. In a weightlifter, when lifting a projectile, the load on the spine and joints is very high, and if you do not
pay due attention to safety techniques when performing exercises, as well as do not perform preventive
exercises (hyperextension, "pumping" of the knee joints, etc.), you can get injured. As for kettlebell juggling,
the load on the athlete's skeleton is constant, the weight of the projectile is small, the exercises are performed in
a swinging, gentle mode, so the load on the spine and joints is more or less mild. But the juggler performs
exercises with a large amplitude, throws are performed up to 5-6 meters up, so you need to be very attentive
and careful, the performance technique must be brought to perfection, you do not need to perform juggling
exercises when you are tired and lack of sleep. The authors also pay some attention to adaptation. A juggler is
not only an athlete, but also an artist and a circus performer. Juggling is a performance that requires physical,
intellectual and psychological stress. The burden of responsibility is very large, publicity, the number of
attempts is limited, high requirements for the clarity of the execution of exercises, the need to make quick
operational decisions, and to achieve a good result in the competition, you need to be confident not only in
yourself but also in your partners (if the competition is team). In the process of adaptation, mental stability is
formed in athletes, which ensures its manifestation in a difficult environment during competitions, in a state of
stress, etc. Illustrations of a set of kettlebell exercises used in kettlebell juggling are provided (table №1).

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