MASTER THE KETTLEBELL DEADLIFT BEFORE ANY OTHER MOVEMENT
We are going to begin a three part series highlighting kettlebell movements aimed at helping women who are beginning kettlebell users get the most out of their kettlebells. At the end of the series we will put them all together for you in a workout you can on your own! Quite a number of people who have entered our contests and subscribe to our workout list have identified as beginners, so we are doing this with them in mind. If you know anyone who you have been preaching the gospel of kettlebells to you can forward this post to them as a way to help them get started.
Our friend, Brittany van Schravendijk, will be walking us through video tutorials of the three movements we will be highlighting and then helping us put them all together for a workout at the end. Brittany is a Master of Sport, World Record Holder, and National Record Holder in Kettlebell Sport. Brittany is the Head Coach of Kettlebell Sport at KOR Strength and Conditioning in San Diego, California. She has traveled all over the world to teach Kettlebell Sport workshops. Brittany is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA.
The first movement we will be going over is The Kettlebell Deadlift. The video below will walk you through it, but here are some key points. Below the video we will talk about which weight to use and what style of kettlebell you should use.
Why the Kettlebell Deadlift?
The purpose of the kettlebell deadlift is to strengthen the posterior chain. What is that? It is the group of muscles in your body which affects your ability to move. Seems important.
The posterior chain is a group of muscles consisting of tendons and ligaments on the posteriorof the body, including the biceps femoris, gluteus maximus (main extension muscle of your hips), erector spinae (straighten and rotate the back), trapezius (large muscles that cover almost your entire back), and posterior (butt).
These muscles are responsible for running, jumping and getting up and down all of which are required in every day life. The Deadlift is a great lift for overall improvement in and outside the gym.
If you like what you see, we do have a weekly workout list you can sign up for which incorporates the movements we will be going over into cardio and strength training sessions.
The Kettlebell Deadlift:
- targets hamstrings, glutes and strengthens lower back
- stand with feet hipwidth apart, right outside kettlebell
- grab the bell while keeping our back flat and your arms straight
- avoid rounding back and pulling with back
- push away ground with your heels, squeeze glutes at top
- do not use your back to lift the kettlebell(s)
- try the suitecase deaflift after perfecting form
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