The Turkish Getup

step by step illustration for the terkish get-up exercise

The turkish get-up is a fantastic exercise to build legendary shoulder strength

 

The Turkish getup is a fantastic exercise to build shoulder muscles, and all round strength and conditioning. It’s particularly useful for wrestlers, MMA fighters, BJJ and other combat athletes that use both standing and ground positions.

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How to do the kettlebell swing

kettlebell swing instructional

How to perform the kettlebell swing exercise

 

The kettlebell swing is the bread and butter of all kettlebell workouts, and makes for a intense and exhilarating workout, kettlebell swings help develop strong posterior chain (glutes, hamstrings, back, shoulders) muscles and boosts cardio vascular endurance.

If there’s one technique that you had to learn, it would be the kettlebell swing. Continue reading How to do the kettlebell swing

Kettlebell Fat Loss Workout

This workout is perfect for people whose main goal is to lose fat, the relatively low weigh and high repetition workout is ideal if you do not want to gain muscle tone.

The main focus for kettlebells is the full body workouts, the whole body moves as one and there are no isolation movements, this makes for far quicker and more intense workouts. Perfect if you have a busy life. Continue reading Kettlebell Fat Loss Workout

The Kettlebell Press

Great technique on how to do the kettlebell press

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Sugar: The Bitter Truth

Excellent documentary on the impact of a high fructose corn syrup diet on our bodies, it’s relation to obesity and how the body has such a tough time digestion all the sugars from modern fast food diets.

A must watch for any health enthusiasts

Kettlebell Snatch Technique

The kettlebell snatch is one of the most difficult moves to get right, and should only be attempted after mastery of the kettlebell clean; the lift basically involves lifting the kettlebell from the ground to the overhead locked out position in one move.

The most challenging part of the kettlebell snatch is getting the punch through at the end of the move right; so that you can position the kettlebell behind your wrist without is banging and bruising it.

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What differs Kettlebells from Dumbells?

I got this sent to me in an email, and I thought I’d address it here

Apart from the handle, what makes kettlebells special? ┬áCan’t you do all the same exercises (snatch etc) with regular dumbbells as well, is it some special grip thing? In fact I would think that because the center of mass in a KB is so far removed form the joint, it will place additional stress and has a higher risk of injury due to improper technique? – Jim

My response to Jim, It is simply a thing of tools, I do kettlebells because I love kettlebells. I love bodyweight exercises as well but a chunk of steel, a ball of molded iron.. it simply has kind of a barbarian factor. Continue reading What differs Kettlebells from Dumbells?

A few questions on kettlebells

Question:I read some articles around the net stating that kettlebells are still not approved by medicine and are overhyped and that the long term usgae can fuck up the shoulders. Is there any truth in this or is it a bull?

Answer: It is both.

First off, it depends on what kind of exercise you use. Continue reading A few questions on kettlebells