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Training tips and ideas to mitigate imbalance

Welcome to the club…

When a kettlebell lifter laments to me about the huge imbalance between their left and right sides, my typical response is to chuckle and say, “Welcome to the club!”. That’s not to undermine their frustration, but to make them realize that being uneven is normal and not the end of the world.

Of course being uneven is not something to write off as unimportant, because an imbalance in repetitions can lead to an imbalance in the body, which is the recipe for an injury. Addressing the imbalance is crucial, but it’s also completely okay if your left and right side are not EXACTLY the same. From a competitive standpoint, improving your weaker side is a no brainer as it will lead to more repetitions and thus a higher score!

(But I still think it’s funny how everyone seems to think they are MORE uneven than everyone else.) Continue reading

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Monday Madness Workout

Balance and conditioning are elements of fitness where “if you don’t use it, you lose it” definitely apply. Let’s make sure we don’t lose them, shall we?!

Today’s workout practices balance with a single leg-single arm row, which activates the gluteal and core muscles to stabilize the body.

The conditioning portion of the workout is brought to you by a double kettlebell complex and an exercise you probably all know and love (or hate!): the burpee!

Have fun! 😉


My next Kettlebell Sport workshop will be on May 7 in San Jose, California. Click here to sign up.

 

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Hip-Hip-Hurray! Workout

The hips are the center of power for almost all athletic movement. Kettlebells are great for improving hip strength and power. Thus, by the transitive property, kettlebells are great for improving athletic ability!
Enjoy this week’s workout, which includes exercises for hip power, strength, and flexibility…


Want more kettlebell workouts? Check out my YouTube channel.

 

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2-Move Monday Workout

As a personal trainer and kettlebell coach, something I do almost daily is program workout routines. Some days I’m more motivated to come up with something new than others, so I have a few go-to rep / time schemes when I’m not feeling particularly creative.

Here are a few examples:

  • 10 reps per side x 3 sets.
  • 1 min on, 1 min off x 4-10 sets.
  • 50-40-30-20-10 reps 1x through using varying exercises.
  • 1 min, 2 min, 3 min, 2 min, 1 min with 3 min rest between sets.
  • 5-4-3-2-1 reps per side without setting the kettlebell down until you get to 1.
  • 20 sec work, 10 sec rest x 4-8 sets.
  • 10 to 1 rep scheme, as featured in this week’s workout:


Need more help with your Snatch technique? Check out my tutorial video. 

 

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