Pavel Tsatsouline (born Aug. 23, 1969 in Minsk, USSR) is a fitness instructor and a nationally ranked kettlebell competitor in the former Soviet Union. He is involved with the evolving field of martial arts fitness and is a major proponent of the traditional Russian fitness tool, the kettlebell, as an exercise and strengthening tool.
Tsatsouline was a physical training instructor for the spetsnaz. He has trained personnel from the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, the National Nuclear Security Administration / U.S. Department of Energy, and the US Secret Service.
He was voted a "Hot Trainer" by Rolling Stone in 2001.
Tsatsouline has published articles in Milo magazine and Performance Press.
Pavel's publisher is Dragon Door, owned by John Ducane. Dragon Door is a website and publishing company generally focused on martial arts and related sports, but also catering to general health, fitness, weight loss, and stress management.
- Beyond Stretching: Russian Flexibility Breakthroughs (1998). ISBN 0-938045-18-0.
- Beyond Crunches (1998). ISBN 0-938045-17-2.
- Power to the People!: Russian Strength Training Secrets for Every American (2000). ISBN 0-938045-19-9.
- Bulletproof Abs (2000). ISBN 0-938045-25-3. The sequel to Beyond Crunches advertising the Ab Pavelizer.
- The Russian Kettlebell Challenge (2001). ISBN 0-938045-32-6.
- Relax into Stretch: Instant Flexibility Through Mastering Muscle Tension (2001). ISBN 0-938045-28-8.
- Super Joints: Russian Longevity Secrets for Pain-Free Movement, Maximum Mobility & Flexible Strength (2001). ISBN 0-938045-36-9.
- From Russia with Tough Love: Pavel's Kettlebell Workout for a Femme Fatale (2002, ISBN 0-938045-43-1)
- Naked Warrior (2003). ISBN 0-938045-55-5.
- Enter the Kettlebell! (2006). ISBN 0-938045-69-5.
- ↑ Goode, Stephen (December 3, 2001). An `evil Russian' trains the marines: Pavel Tsatsouline, once an instructor for Soviet special-forces units that fought in Afghanistan, now teaches martial arts to the Corps at the Quantico Marine Base. Insight on the News. Retrieved on 2008-04-07.
- ↑ Hass, Tyler (Issue 1). Exclusive Interview with the "Evil Russian" Pavel Tsatsouline. GIREVIK Magazine. Retrieved on 2008-04-07.
- ↑ Rolling Stone. August 30, 2001, page 95
- ↑ MILO Articles by Topic: General weight training and fitness: Pavel Tsatsouline. MILO: A Journal for Serious Strength Athletes. Retrieved on 2008-04-07.
- About Pavel. Dragon Door Publications (2003). Retrieved on 2008-04-07.