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Best Warm-Up for Kettlebell Sport – 007 – Kettlebell Sport Science

This week, I take you through the best warm-up for kettlebell sport. The basic structure of a warm-up, supported by the literature, is as follows: Submaximal intensity aerobic activity Dynamic stretching (large amplitude) Sport specific activities Each has a specific purpose: Increase body and muscle temperature –> this helps to increase muscle metabolism, muscle fiber…

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Weightlifting Shoes for Kettlebell Sport Athletes (Are they needed?) – 006 – Kettlebell Sport Science

Picture this.  You just started kettlebell sport.  You buy the kettlebells, a 5-year supply of chalk and the weightlifting shoes.  But do you really understand the reason WHY the weightlifting shoes are needed? In this episode, we discuss: What weightlifting shoes do How to assess your own ankle mobility Determine if weightlifting shoes may be…

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Lowering from the Lockout into the Rack Position – 005 – Kettlebell Sport Science

Continuing our discussion regarding lumber hyperextension (with a brief detour in episode 004),  we look at ways that we can diminish this while lowering from the lockout position into the rack position. Key points from today’s episode: Softer “landings are safer” Contract abdomen to avoid excessive lumbar extension I’m having more fun editing these videos.…

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Low Back and Hip Extension in the Kettlebell Sport Rack Position – 001 – Kettlebell Sport Science

elcome to the first installment of my new series:   Kettlebell Sport Science Combining Kettlebells, Kettlebell Sport, and Sport Science all into one educational and practical info packet   The first topic I would like to tackle is regarding The Relationship Between Low Back and Hip Extension in the Rack Position.   A brief anatomy…

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