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January 25, 2011

Let's talk the KB Swing (American Style)

First lets look at the starting position:

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Chest is up, back is tight, weight is in my heels, I am not squatting the KB but instead in somewhat of a deadlifting position.

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In the finish, the bell gets overhead. In this case I went fully vertical but you don't have to.

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To initiate the movement the knees and hips drive through. The movement is focused on the hip extension and not arms at all.

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Here is an example of what I DON'T WANT on the way up. Many of you will find yourselves wanting to swing the bell. Take a look at how the bell is out front but my hips are still closed and my knees bent. This is an all arm driven movement here which is not what I want, keep in mind that the rappid extension of your hip is what drives this weight up.

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Lastly, on the way back down don't look the way I do in the picture above. I know how easy it is on the last few reps to get sloppy. Keep that back tight and chest up!



Workout for Tomorrow:


Stole this one from Austin (Crossfit Milpitas). I did it today with him. 


12 Ring Dips

33 Air Squats

18 Pull Ups

Sprint Roughly 75 meter's (do 9 burpees) Sprint Back


Sorry I had forgotten the burpees when I first posted.


Perform this for time....rest 90 seconds and repeat for a total of 4 rounds.




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Awesome WOD today! Hope everyone gets a chance to do it.

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