The Ten Commandments of Kettlebell Training

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A light-hearted guide covering the most important principles of all kettlebell training.

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The Ten Commandments of Kettlebell Training  Table of Contents Introduction                                                                                                            1 The Ten Commandments of Kettlebell Training                                           1-6 Introduction The goal of this program is to put you on the way to building strength and ow tricks with kettlebells but rst to do that you must start with foundational kettlebell knowledge and movements. This program is for beginners who need a solid foundation in fundamentals of kettlebell movement before moving on to ow as well as experienced lifters who want to learn to teach kettlebell ow or move in new planes of motion in order to build new kettlebell strength. The Ten Commandments of Kettlebell Training

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The Ten Commandments of Kettlebell Training A light-hearted guide covering the most important principles of all kettlebell training. Thou shalt not try to hammer a bent nail. Rate movement ability above load lifted. Attempting to build strength power or endurance on a frame that doesn’t move well leads to long-term failure and injury. Thou shalt not wear a lifting belt unless you’re a GS athlete performing the jerk or long cycle lifts. Learn to use the lifting belt you were born with. The diaphragm pelvic oor and transverse abdominus create more tension intra-abdominal pressure and stability than a belt ever can. The Ten Commandments of Kettlebell Training The Ten Commandments of Kettlebell Training

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Thou shalt not shrug the shoulders. Power comes from the hips during ballistics and from the lats during grinds. Shoulder shrugging is the international symbol for “I have no idea what I’m doing.” However good Girevoy Sport snatch and clean technique requires scapula elevation. Thou shalt explore and own all movement and technique options then intentionally carry out the strongest or the most suitable one. Accidental movement leads to weakness and injury. Dominate the kettlebell. Don’t let the kettlebell control you. The Ten Commandments of Kettlebell Training The Ten Commandments of Kettlebell Training

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Thou shalt have patience and train for long-term goals. Train to make life better when you are 80. Time is the only non-renewable resource and it’s wasted when hopping from one short-term goal to another or when training for more than one goal at a time. Thou shalt not extend the wrists unless the intention is weakness. Neutral wrist more stability more power. Extended wrist “I don’t know what I’m doing Thou shalt not sit on a bench or a chair between sets. Enough time is spent in that posture. Unloaded low-threshold movement between sets facilitates a faster recovery and more tension and power during the next set. The Ten Commandments of Kettlebell Training The Ten Commandments of Kettlebell Training

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Thou shalt not isolate muscle groups unless using the stabilizers you were born with. Carry out all kettlebell exercises either standing kneeling lying or sitting on the oor. Isolating target areas using external apparatus such as chairs bars pads and machines promotes dysfunctional neurological ring patterns. Train your body to work as a single unit for real world strength. Train for life Thou shalt pick up and park the kettlebell with as much intention and focus as you use during the reps. Sloppy pickups and put downs lead to bad real- life habits broken toes and injured backs. The Ten Commandments of Kettlebell Training The Ten Commandments of Kettlebell Training

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Thou shalt be considerate and respectful towards others. Re-rack your kettlebells after use and clean if necessary. If others wish to carry out techniques or lifts that you don’t approve of be ready to oer advice—if requested. Otherwise don’t worry. Be happy. These golden rules apply to all forms of kettlebell training and most other modalities. I’d also suggest going barefoot whenever possible to improve your movement maps foot strength and connection with the ground required for stronger lifts. Strength and honor Phil McDougall www.philipmcdougall.com phil.mcdougall PHIL MCDOUGALL The Ten Commandments of Kettlebell Training

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