Posts Tagged ‘kettlebell’

Move of the Week: Bulgarian Split-squat

Do you know what percentage of the time you spend on one foot when you’re running? If you do, you’ll understand why this move is important. THE MOVE: Bulgarian Split-squat MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Lunge; quads, glutes, and hamstrings. WHY DO IT: When you run, you are never on both feet at any point during the…

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Move of the Week: Kettlebell Thruster

What combination is just as good as chicken & waffles, and way safer than texting while driving? THE MOVE: Kettlebell Thruster MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Squat and vertical push; legs and shoulders. WHY DO IT: Chicken & waffles are great, and so are other combinations like texting and driving (okay, that last one maybe not so…

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Move of the Week: Push-up Plank Kettlebell Row

Happy Cinco! THE MOVE: Push-up Plank Kettlebell Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pull, core: upper back, abs, obliques, and core stability. WHY DO IT: What happens when you combine two good things? In the case of, let’s say, peanut butter and nutella, the end result might be better than either of those individually. In the case…

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Fix Your Kettlebell Swing For a Better Behind

Can you swing it? The kettlebell swing is one of the most commonly utilized exercises and has a variety of applications, from building strength and conditioning to a better behind. It is also one of the most oft-butchered exercises involving the kettlebell. Chances are, you’re probably doing a kettlebell swing all wrong. Everyone can kind of do…

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Move of the Week: Kettlebell Bent-over Row

With the warm, almost summer-like weather recently, it looks like spring has arrived! Well here’s Move of the Week as always. THE MOVE: Kettlebell Bent-over Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pull: upper and mid back, lats, and posterior chain. WHY DO IT: If you don’t have much room or much equipment, the Kettlebell Bent-over Row is…

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Move of the Week: Kettlebell Squat w/ 3-second Eccentric

Single-leg exercises are no fun. Bilateral is slightly better, but with today’s tempo I still won’t be letting you off easy! THE MOVE: Kettlebell Squat w/ 3-second Eccentric MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Squat: quads, hamstrings, and glutes. WHY DO IT: Our current obsession with the squat continues here today. Jeff took you through 5 squat variations you…

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Move of the Week: Mid-rack/Overhead Carry

In times like these it often feels like the world is weighing heavily on our shoulders. Well yeah, today’s Move of the Week is probably why! THE MOVE: Mid-rack/Overhead Carry MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Carry; core, shoulders, forearms. WHY DO IT: It’s been a while since we’ve featured a carry on our weekly feature here, so here’s…

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Move of the Week: Bottoms-up TGU to Hand

For today’s Move of the Week, we’ll be revisiting one of our all-time favorite exercises: the Turkish Get-up. This time though, we’re adding another layer of difficulty. Check it out below! THE MOVE: Bottoms-up TGU to Hand MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Carry; core, rotator cuff, and shoulders. WHY DO IT: As we have emphasized multiple…

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