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The drop phase during the kettlebell snatch can be very problematic for lots of new and seasoned lifters. In Part I of my newest full IGTV videos, elements we dive into are how to properly incorporate shoulder and torso rotation, deflection, and efficiently “jumping” the kettlebell into the fingers so you don’t experience a troublesome drop.
Here the drill I’m including is the Kettlebell Half Snatch, focusing solely on the lowering Phase (we clean and press the bell to get it up into the overhead lockout position then lower fully as we would during a normal snatch). With a drill like this, we are simplifying the complexity of the complete movement and better allowing ourselves to hone in and practice one phase at time.
Access the full Part I of this video on IGTV via clicking the [LINK IN MY BIO]. #kettlebellsnatch#snatch#technique#fitness#performance#train#workout#workouttip#snatcherday
Members of my Women’s Group can attest to the fact that I hammer them for form videos every week.
We even have a day (Form Friday) that’s solely dedicated to technique reviews. I do this for good reason—even the most advanced exercisers in our community can fine-tune form somewhere.
The thing is, you may not realize you have something to work on prior to taking a video. This happens to me all the time. In this demo, I’m doing a Swiss Ball Pike—a really challenging core exercise—and I thought I did it well.
After watching the video, I realized how much my lower back sagged on the way down. This is something I wouldn’t have realized if I didn’t film it.
During your next few workouts, take the time to record most of your main lifts. You don’t need a workout partner to do this. Propping your phone on a box, stepper, or wall does the trick.
Then review your form (or have a coach or trainer take a look) later on and see where you can improve in your next workout.
The next Women’s Group launch is quickly creeping up. On top of form reviews, members participate in Q&A’s, recipe shares, and much more over the 12 week program.
If you’re interested in being a part of a positive, encouraging group of women with the same goals as you, message me to see if joining the waiting list makes sense for you.
Pezo Von Ellrichshausen: No More No Less (Chicago)
No More No Less (Chicago) is an ongoing project in which the firm Pezo Von Ellrichshausen create a model of a museum at 1:10 scale and display in an exhibition space. Inside the rooms of the miniature museum are representations of paintings, drawings, and models created to scale by the studio. - The Art Institute of Chicago
5 benefits of the Goblet Squat;
1.) Better Warm Ups
-The goblet squat is a very simple and effective movement for the individual athlete OR groups to warm-up for dynamic workouts involving squats, pulls, running, jumping, or any other human movement
2.) Increases Squat Mobility -The goblet squat is a very natural movement and postural position for most of us to be in. Whether we are picking a child up from the ground or any other routine at in life, the goblet squat allows us to set a rigid spine and move from the hips, knees, and ankles to perfect our downwards movement.
3.) Beginner Progress
-Most beginners will have some difficulty in performing a back and/or front squat out of the gates. Often, they lack the proper awareness of keeping a vertical torso and allowing the hips and knees to flex so that the squat movement can be performed with minimal leaning forward.
4.) Improves Postural Performance
-Front loaded squats are a great exercise for the anterior lower body (quads), core, and upper back. Since the load is shifted forward, the lifter must maintain a strong and stable back to ensure proper extension of the spine.
5.) Train around injury
Sometimes a lifter will be faced with the grim reality of injury. Goblet squats offer another alternative to more traditional squatting styles, such as back and front loaded barbell squats. The goblet squat allows for less spinal compression (more upright torso and not back loaded moment can decrease stress on lower back).
City Scape Painting Workshop
Tuesday August 28th | 6-9pm | $40
with Claudette Losier
Learn to paint from City Urban subject matter using the elements of design to develop your painting. The focus will be on the following elements of design: form, light and shade, space and perspective, composition, and colour. The instructor will provide some examples of her own paintings, and do a demonstration of a new painting showing some of the steps in her process starting with tinting the canvas and creating a grid, and adding some of the shapes in by drawing with the brush, if there is time then the next steps of adding layers of colours to develop the painting. She will provide one-on-one assistance to students while they work on their own city scape painting to develop their skills. The students will need a 20X16 canvas, a source photo to work from of the city scape you wish to create, brushes and acrylic paints and palette.
This workshop is designed for a new artist or hobby artist who is looking to develop their skills! .
Find the registration at: http://circlestudios.ca/creative-studio/
DRILLS!! So many fun challenges from @cmdcoachsaiko “try not to hit me” she says 😅 keep cleans tight and close to the body. Working on technique tuning to improve performance on 12kg 10 min set for competition 9/22 👊🏼
She’s a dedicated coach and set up an excel spreadsheet to coach me while she was on the other side of the planet. Glad she’s back 💪🏼
natural beaded row extensions ✨ ⠀⠀ 1 row + a mini adding a little length & a wholeeee lot of volume for this cute little mama 💛
⠀⠀ for NBR extension inquiries direct message / email Juliets.email@example.com / text 423.320.5695 to set up a consultation
Dribbling and ball mastery patterns! ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
A lot of my drills have a lot going on in them for a reason! I like my drills having multiple steps so the player is constantly thinking and focused! #EFA#development