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The Kettlebell Snatch – Protecting Your Elbows And Biceps From Injury

by GEOFFN May 22, 2014 kettlebell exercises

The Kettlebell Snatch. The only thing that jacks people’s elbows up more is the kettlebell clean. Here’s a quick video of a technique, called, The Elephant’s Trunk Snatch. Yeah, I know, pretty goofy name. I don’t know what else to call it. I didn’t come up with it, I just named it. Anyway, watch the […]

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How To Avoid Kettlebell Injuries – Part 2

by GEOFFN May 20, 2014 kettlebell exercises

… And no I’m not talking about dropping the durn things on your toes or head or anything like that. This is part 2 in the series, especially applicable to elbows and biceps. Here’s the video. In it you’ll learn two simple drills you can implement today. To learn more about refining your technique – […]

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How To Eliminate Soreness/Stiffness In Your Lower/Upper Back

by GEOFFN June 26, 2012 Movement

Many of us struggle with tightness, stiffness, and soreness in both the lower and upper back. Most of that is due to the fact we spend almost 8 hours a day sitting on our butts in front of computers, at desks, or some other weirdly hunched position with not enough movement. After struggling with hip […]

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The Best Spinal Stability Exercise For The Kettlebell Swing

by GEOFFN February 10, 2012 kettlebell workouts

In my last post we saw that there were two reasons for back pain when performing Kettlebell Swings, according to Dr. McGill’s study in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. They were: Poor technique, which we addressed with the video in the last post, and Actual lower back instability, which we’ll address in this […]

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A 4-Step Formula For A More Powerful Kettlebell Swing

by GEOFFN February 2, 2012 kettlebell exercises

I ran across a study in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (vol.26.1.Jan.2012) on the Kettlebell Swing and lower back pain, by McGill and Marshall. (There were some other exercises in that study too.) For those who aren’t aware of it, Dr. Stuart McGill is one of the world’s leading spine biomechanicists. So when […]

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