Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Gymnastics Strength Training Day!

This week we will be working on Pullup, Pushup, Side Lever and Front Lever Strength.

Your new Kettlebell Gurus!

This weekend I participated in the Kettlebell Trainer Course.  Years ago I took part in a similar course put on by the RKC (at the time this was considered the “official” authority and certification and largely responsible for bringing kettlebell knowledge to the masses).  Things have certainly changed since then and the way to teach and execute kettlebells has been polished and refined over the years to the point where I felt like a newbie all over again!  We’re all used to hearing “everything is everything” and it really is true especially in the “specialty course” scenario (same is true in gymnastics, oly lifting, sprinting mechanics, etc).  Sunday morning I woke up and felt like I was hit by a truck.  Tired and bruised, not from a wod per se, just hours and hours of drilling the basic mechanics of the foundational movements: the deadlift, swing, clean, press, snatch and turkish get up.  Body position is everything and the reason we dedicate days like today to the fundamentals.  If you want to get better at snatching, practice your handstands, and just as the kettlebell swing transfers beautifully to the hip application of the clean, the more exposure and flawless execution of the fundamental mechanics, the more efficient you become at everything.  Thank you Zack for sharing your knowledge and passion over the weekend and reminding me there is always something new to learn.

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