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Having just returned from the San Diego, I had plenty of scribbled notes, new cues, and fun combos for my small group class... and don't worry, Wednesday people, your time is coming! :)
One of the TOUGHESTexercises to learn and to teach can be the . But, it's incredibly worthwhile to persist with it, even though it can be frustrating. I like to sandwich it into a workout to make sure the stays true without excessive frustration.
We started today's workout with ainspired warm up,a few deadlifts and . Moderate to light were chosen so we could focus on our form.
There was a LOT of interest—we were babbling about it excitedly on , , the , possibly even Pinterest?!—the ebook edition of The RKC Book of Strength and Conditioning came out yesterday. Judging from my own reaction and the reactions of others about this "can't put it down, ooo look what's on the next page" book, it's already an "instant classic." It's a great resource not only for instructors, but for the dedicated enthusiast working on their own. Because of all the workouts which I have shared on this website, people ask me how I come up with them, or how to start working on creating their own workouts or programs.
If you've followed this site for even a short period of time, you know how much I focus on form, and the constant improvement thereof. Today was no exception, this was a collection of a few ideas from various places (the dead swing I-go-you-go ladder was inspired by the Chicagothis past year). This workout mainly focuses on the total basics - and get ups, with a small variety circuit.
We began with a solidwarmup, ours is a blend of moves from the classic , and the warm ups presented at the and .
It was time to really hammer on the basics again - as the proper execution of theswing is so crucial to getting the most benefit from it - don't let youtube or goofy things on tv tell you otherwise!
We began with the usualwarm up exercises - adding in a few of the favorite pump stretches. And continued with a review of the hip hinge - we even got out the dowels and made sure that we maintained the 3 points of contact (back of the head, upper/mid back, sacrum/rear) while sitting waaaaaaaaay back with the hips. To connect this mentally to the swing we did the following mini circuit 3 times:
Here's a version of a fun one we did this week in small group - it's been modified to be a little more general - we worked on some specific stuff in the actual class related to the progress of those in attendence. ANYWAY - since if you train with me, it means you'll learn to loooooooooooooove Tough Love for the Kettlebell Clean.cleans. Or, maybe will give up on hating them. More yabbering about why you need to be training cleans is located on a previous workout:
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