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Presses, Pull ups, Squats and the fun of going heavier... (Saturday Part 2) Orlando RKC Recap

Following yet another strictly timed and much needed break, we came back to learn about the Press as introduced and taught by RKC Team Leader Cortez Hull.   The proper performance of a kettlebell military press is highly dependent on the quality of the clean used to get the kettlebell to the pressing (rack) position - so it was obvious as to why we had learned the clean first.  It is commonly said by RKCs that the press is only as good as the clean - and this is absolutely the case - a bad clean that throws you off balance or worse will definitely not set up a powerful (or even successful) press.   Further discussion yielded differences in grip for the press vs the jerk - in the press, the handle of the kettlebell should be parallel to the calluses as oppos

RKC Orlando 2010 Recap Part Four: Friday part 3

Following a short (strictly timed) 10 minute break we came back to our places on the unforgiving astroturf and got into 1 of 2 approved "learning positions" (yes, I know how this sounds, but there's a logic to it - neither of these put the body into flexion, and can help stretch in a gentle way, the one most of us chose had us on our bellies in something similar to a "cobra" pose in yoga, or the way you sometimes see children watch tv from the floor).   For some of us, this unusual position was the cause of some discomfort.

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