kettlebell swing – Agatsu

Greatest Ab Exercise?!

kettlebell core exercise

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?

kettlebell swing

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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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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