Stronger: Three Tips From The Kettlebell Fundamentals Workshop

By June 9, 2019 June 22nd, 2019 blog, Movement

 

If you’re looking for a stronger swing, press or squat here are three tips from Saturday’s Kettlebell Fundamentals Workshop. We tried ’em. They work!

SWING:  Timing is everything. Stay tight at the top of the swing and don’t release your glutes/push your hips back until your arms get closer to your stomach.

PRESS:  Use your lats to press. Think about having an orange in your armpit (lol) and squeezing the juice out of it.

SQUAT:  I posted this on Facebook yesterday because it is the most common issue I have seen with squats. A strong squat requires not only actively pulling yourself down, but also keeping your core engaged on the ascent with your head and hips moving at the same time (instead of hips moving up first). For that to happen, focus on coming up through your head and not your hips. Below is Ashley in slo-mo doing just that yesterday.

Nothing beats learning in-person! We have a 6-Week Kettlebell Challenge starting June 17. It’s small group, co-ed and you don’t need to be a member to sign up…but you can be 🙂 Spots are still open if you’d like more info, check it out here.