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In Kettlebells, Sports Applications

October 05, 2009

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Nicolas Rithner offers a twist on the traditional kettlebell swing with the goal of increasing explosiveness and torque in athletes playing contact sports.

Kettlebell lifting is a great way to develop strength endurance, but it also has the advantage of allowing multi-planar loading. At Glendale Rugby, we use kettlebells for conditioning in addition to barbell training.

We use the rotational swing often because it’s a challenging, non-stop movement that targets the whole… Continue Reading

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In Kettlebells, Videos

September 26, 2009

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In his own special dialect, CrossFit kettlebell expert Jeff Martone takes athletes at a Kettlebell Cert through a top-down progression as they learn the kettlebell thruster. Working through the press, and front squat/push press, Martone explains core-to-extremity movement is critical to success.

The key to the kettlebell thruster is keeping your elbows tight against your body, allowing the momentum created by explosive hip extension to be transferred… Continue Reading

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In Kettlebells, Videos

June 13, 2009

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Not everyone can use the Turkish Get Up to press another human overhead. But everyone can learn the proper technique for doing a Turkish Get Up with a kettlebell.

Recently GSX Athletics hosted kettlebell expert Jeff Martone for a two day seminar. The crew from CrossFit Again Faster was there to catch some of the action. Jeff takes us through the kettlebell Turkish Get Up step by step and corrects the common errors… Continue Reading

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In Kettlebells, Videos

May 31, 2009

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Properly implemented, the kettlebell can be a tremendous rehab tool. But don’t rely on YouTube videos. You need a good coach, advises kettlebell expert Jeff Martone in a video from Again Faster.

Jeff should know. He looks into the camera and tells his own injury story: lots of shoulder dislocations, messing up his back, and blowing out his ACL. His problems began in 1985, during his last year in high school. By… Continue Reading

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The Kettlebell Swing

By Jeff Martone

In Kettlebells, Videos

May 12, 2009

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Recently GSX Athletics hosted Jeff Martone Kettlebell specialist for a two day seminar. The crew from Again Faster was there to catch some of the action.

In this video, Jeff explains the proper Kettlebell swing, along with some good progressions for developing it. He shows multiple tips and tricks for getting clients to move properly.

He says, “When in doubt, go hands on, but do it appropriately.” For example… Continue Reading

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In Kettlebells, Radio

February 26, 2009

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This is the 38th episode of CrossFit Radio, which aired at 6pm PST on February 25th, 2009.

0:00 Intro
2:00 Jeff Martone
55:45 The cure for fish oil burps
59:15 No news in the news

Jeff talked about how he got into kettlebells and how working with them cured chronic shoulder problems. He was a defensive tactics instructor for a federal agency and saw great improvements introducing KBs to that… Continue Reading

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In Archive, Audio, Kettlebells

January 25, 2009

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CrossFit Live was Dave Young’s version of CrossFit Radio from 2005 and 2006. This is the sixth episode from September 11th, 2005 with Tom Corrigan. Tom is a firefighter and kettlebell coach.

Tom talks about using kettlebells to train for firefighting and the RKC before taking questions from Dave and a variety of callers.

Dave produced sixteen CrossFit Live shows, and they will be rolled out gradually over the next few… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Endurance, Kettlebells, Radio

December 22, 2008

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This is the 14th episode of CrossFit Radio, which aired at 8am PST on December 21st, 2008.

0:00 Intro and Chris’s attempt at JJ’s intro.
7:00 Dutch Lowy from CrossFit ATM
40:00 Letter from Dean Wiener from Melbourne, Australia
44:30 Shawn Mozen from AGATSU

1hr 17min 36sec

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