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