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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Practice To Prefect Your Feet

foot exercises

Having looked more closely at the foot structure, common mobility restrictions and how they might influence function up the kinetic chain, let’s round out our month of exploring feet with some application of what we’ve learned. What can we do with this information? 1-Start With Regular Joint Mobility Checks. Begin at the toes, moving up […]

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Hip opener & Mid Back Mobility

Hip opener & back relief

Got tight hips and back? Want to relieve tension in your mid back or hips? Try this hip opener for improved mobility in your hips and back. Here’s a great little combo to open your hips & get your t-spine moving. 5 Kneeling Windmill with 5 Torso Twist each side Then repeat the same thing […]

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Twisty Squat Flow

Twisty squat progression to single leg #PistolSquat View this post on Instagram A post shared by Agatsu Fitness (@agatsufitness) on Jan 6, 2020 at 3:44pm PST This is a good way to warm up your lower body for loaded squats- and the pistol squat is definitely that. Finding your balance and center of mass is a […]

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Forward and Back Scales

single leg balance drill, stability, mobility exercise

This week’s Agatsu Movement Minute brought you to by Senior Agatsu Mobility Instructor Sarah Yeo Scales are excellent for anyone wanting to improve single leg strength, balance, and mobility . This applies to runners, dancers, lifters, and wrestlers- identify holes in strength and range and fill them in . Use a stick and find your […]

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