Posts Tagged with "kettlebell"

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Deep Squat Press

Today’s “Exercise You Should Be Doing” has a unique flavor compared to exercises in the past. 1. It’s as miserable as it sounds. 2. The word “deep” is going to be contingent on individual anatomy, overall mobility (ankle dorsiflexion, hip flexion, t-spine extension), and one’s ability level to actually squat. Basically, unlike the internet, I’m… Read more

Turkish Get-Up Tip: Vertical Knee

The Turkish Get-Up. Some people love them. I mean, really love them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_98w0cwqFQ   And others are indifferent maybe even skeptical. I know some strength coaches who view them as a valued asset to their programs, providing insight on their athlete’s movement quality as well as highlighting any “weak links” that may exist. And I… Read more

Layering the Kettlebell Swing

The kettlebell swing offers many benefits and can be utilized in many ways. It’s a fantastic modality to train explosiveness and power (especially as a more “user friendly” alternative to Olympic lifting), it’s a back saver in that 1) when it’s performed correctly it helps to dissociate hip movement from lumbar movement (it’s all about… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: 1-Arm Kettlebell Front Squat

I had the opportunity of being invited to a local CrossFit affiliate here in Boston yesterday to spend an hour or so taking their staff – as well as a handful of other trainers from local commercial gyms – through an informal staff in-service on assessment. I say “informal” because I wore jeans and a… Read more

Tony Takes a Kettlebell Class

In keeping with the running theme of past segments like Tony Takes a Yoga Class (Part One and Part Two) and Tony Takes a Pilates Class, yesterday I added another adventure to my on-going exercise bucket list: Unfortunately, it wasn’t Tony Performs a Cannonball Into the Playboy Mansion Pool. Tony Takes a CrossFit Class will… Read more