Monday, January 31, 2011

January 31, 2011

When swinging a KB an athlete needs to gear their thinking in the direction of powerful hips. The harder and more aggressive the hips move forward, the easier the KB is to swing. Due to the nature of the KB being pulled over head, many individuals focus more on the shoulder pull and less on the hip drive. This creates an inefficient movement pattern and wastes a lot of energy. In the end you end up relying on your hips for power anyways (as shoulders tire out), so why not start correct from the beginning.

Strength: Back Squat5-5-3-3-1-1 (3,1,x,1)

Death by KBS (on the minute within the minute)
- Start on 7 reps. Add 1 rep every minute on the minute until you can no longer complete the prescribed number of reps in the minute.
- Score = # of successful rounds of KBS completed