If you train with kettlebells long enough, you’re eventually going to get tight forearms. It’s all part of the fun. Luckily, there are a number of things we can do to prevent our forearms from getting overly stiff and tight and causing issues. Wrist, elbow, shoulder, and even neck issues can all arise from not […]
This Kettlebell Conditioning Complex is an EMOM (Every Minute On the Minute) version of the ‘Squat-Push-Swing’ 3-6-9 workout from our book “Ultimate OCR Metcons” (available here). It’s pretty simple – at the start of every minute, for fifteen minutes, do 3 goblet squats, 6 push-ups, and 9 kettlebell swings. Men can aim to use a […]
The top position of the kettlebell swing can be pretty challenging for some people. But it doesn’t have to be. Rather than worrying about what the kettlebell is doing, focus on exploding out of the hinge position into a tall plank. Stand tall with your back flat and glutes and abs engaged, and you’ll be […]
What size kettlebell should I do my swings with? This is a common question and can be difficult to answer. You see, before we can answer this properly, we need to make sure you’re swinging properly! If you’re doing “pendulum swings” with no power or explosiveness, we need to fix that first. Truth be told, […]
The kettlebell swing, snatch, and clean are all variations of the “hip hinge”. When we hinge, our hips bend maximally with a minimal bend of the knees and ankles. A hinge is a “back and forward” movement as opposed to the “up and down” of the squat. This simple drill is one of the best […]
Kettlebells can do a lot of great things. They can make you bigger, stronger, faster, more mobile, and can improve your conditioning and endurance. BUT… you need to use them appropriately to get the most out of them. The three biggest issues I see that hold people back from reaching their goals with kettlebells are […]
“T-Rexing” the kettlebell swing is pretty common. However, in a proper hardstyle kettlebell swing, those arms should be fully extended at the top. Think about throwing the kettlebell forward with every swing, and you’ll eliminate the T-Rexing for good.
A common issue with the Kettlebell Ballistics is that our feet start dancing around. Our heals may lift up. Our toes may come off the floor. We don’t want this. Not only is it dangerous, but we lose a lot of strength and power this way, too. To make sure this doesn’t happen, do the […]