Working with kettlebells is challenging, so be sure to consult a qualified instructor if you are not sure how to execute the movements properly.
1. Start with the kettlebell between your feet.
2. Keeping a flat back and your chest up, sink down to grasp the kettlebell handle.
3. Throughout the movement, keep your shoulders over your toes and weight in the heels.
4. To stand up, push the floor away, squeeze your glutes, and bring your hips forward to meet the arms at the top position.
5. Keep the kettlebell close to your body as you lower back down to the starting position.
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Hey everyone! I’ve decided to start posting short weekly kettlebell workouts for you to try. Working with kettlebells is challenging, so be sure to consult a qualified instructor if you are not sure how to execute the movements properly.
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“You’re more likely to hurt your back doing hardstyle kettlebell swings.”
“Kettlebell Sport is the lazy way to lift kettlebells.”
There are many communities within the world of kettlebell lifting. Even within each style there are multiple governing organizations that lead certifications and teach varying lifting techniques. The people that compete in Kettlebell Sport have a completely different method of training with kettlebells than those who do Kettlebell Hardstyle lifting – and these two groups are often at odds with each other.
So which group is right? Which style of kettlebell lifting is better, more efficient, and leads to more fitness gains?
Here’s where you’re expecting me to say “it depends.” Continue reading
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I’m no obstacle course race (OCR) expert, but I’ve completed two Tough Mudder races and know my way around the world of physical fitness.
I’ll be doing my first Spartan race at the end of September – the SoCal Beast in Temecula. Honestly, I won’t be doing a ton of preparation for the Spartan race. Kettlebell Sport training keeps me in great condition, and is my main focus. However, I have been increasing my running mileage and trying to work in some cross training every week.
The key to holistic health and balance is variety – I do so much kettlebell lifting that I have to force myself to take a step back every once in a while and mix it up! The Spartan race is a great opportunity to challenge myself – all while doing some bonding with the whole KOR Strength team.
Here are a few tips to prepare for an OCR: Continue reading