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Why You Should Turkish Get Up

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If you could only do one exercise for the rest of your life, you better make it The Turkish Get Up! This one move: -takes through three planes of movement -helps you develop better co-ordination -builds better support in your deep core muscles -helps correct muscle imbalances and mitigate injuries -amazing shoulder and hip mobility […]

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When is good, good enough?

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Goal setting is an individual pursuit. You may be chasing a two times bodyweight back squat while your friend is working towards running a half marathon. There is no right or wrong to goal setting. What motivates one person to wake up early and get to the gym may do nothing for someone else. When […]

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Greatest Ab Exercise?!

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Social media is full of influencers peddling “easy” ways to get what you want. The latest go to amazing way to get a six pack is the Kettlebell around the body pass. While this move has its uses anyone touting it as the best way to a six pack has clearly dropped a kettlebell on […]

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Are You Making This Mistake?

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This is FUNDAMENTAL and many kettlebell instructors get it wrong. “Wrists to Zipper!!!” You will hear that cue said over and over again during our Agatsu Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor Certification. If you want to efficiently transfer energy from the ground up, you need to make EVERYTHING count. Keeping your wrists by your zipper maintains […]

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Fix Your Jerk

kettlebell jerk

Having Trouble With Your Jerk?! Need some help? The jerk is an amazing and powerful Kettlebell fundamental but a lot of people struggle with it.  Learning the timing for the second dip can be frustrating. Try this tip from our recent online Agatsu Kettlebell Certification 👍 Click Here To Watch Video To learn the finer […]

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Swing Path & Counterbalance

Kettlebell Snatch

Building on our last post.Endurance Kettlebell Snatch Working counterbalance, not from hips or back, but from shifting and leaning back from the feet. As the weight increases, the further back the body has to lean to keep the barycenter over my feet. Using a top-mounted camera, I’m also able to check technique around fixation. Working […]

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Does Your Back Hurt When You Swing?

At a recent kettlebell instructor’s course, we had a student tell us that her old trainer told her that back pain was part of learning kettlebells and that she should just get used it. This is absolutely not true! Swinging a kettlebell is a great posterior chain exercise, that targets the glutes, hamstrings, feet and […]

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