To be honest, it is not that complicated for newbies. When you follow the program outline in the book, things could not be easier to perform. For me, I had to watch YouTube videos to understand the get up. Once I found the basic form, I was off & running. Swings are easy to watch and mirror. It is when you finally find that snap of the hips is when things come together. Once you understand the program, and have some time with the kettlebell, then things get interesting. You finally notice the "float" that many refer to in their posts. You finally understand why you don't have to have a death grip on the kettlebell, the straight wrist in get ups makes sense, you discover a wobble in your get up that you can tighten up with a little more focus and patience. Or, my personal favorite, the last two get ups feel stronger and more stable than the first three......yeah, WTH indeed. You get the idea, or you will soon enough......welcome to the forum!