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Table 8 Study characteristics investigating long term physiological response to kettlebell training

From: Kettlebell training in clinical practice: a scoping review

Author Participants Observing Exercise Hardstyle
/ Sport /
Duration Format Freq
n Age
Weight (kg) Gender Active Kettlebell proficient
/ novice
Chen et al. (2018) [98] 33 66.7
± 5.3
± 12.1
F N novice skeletal and appendicular muscle mass, body fat mass, sarcopenia index, pulmonary function, grip strength, isometric back strength, chronic proinflammatory cytokine concentration × 11: swing, deadlift, goblet squat, squat lunge, row, single arm row, biceps curl, triceps extension, two-arm military press, Turkish get up hardstyle 8 60 mins, 5 ex’s, 3 sets, 8–12 reps, 2–3 min rest 2 60–70% 1RM Control Y
Marcelino et al. (2018) 26 64.94 ± 9.29 74.85
± 13.94
M / F
(13 M, 4F)
N novice timed up and go, sit and lift, elbow flexion, 6-min walk, lower limb peak torque, Berg Balance Scale, static postural stability (COP displacement) bottom-up, first stages of Turkish get-up, farmer walk, goblet squat, dead lift and swing hardstyle 15 60–85% 1RM body building and stretching exercises N