Kettlebell Kings Blog

Stretching For Kettlebell Lifting

Posted by Kettlebell Kings on Mar 9, 2016 8:42:51 PM

If you feel like most people you probably think stretching takes to much time and cuts into your workout. Stretching does time and can be boring, but you should think of it is as part of your workout because it enhances your workout and helps you reach your strength and fitness goals.

Doug Seamans from Pride Conditioning has created a great video for us to show different dynamic stretches you can do before lifting kettlebells. These stretches are designed to warm up your joints and connective tissue which is something most people fail to do with only a few minutes of jump rope, squats, foam rollers or stick work.

There a number of benefits to stretching:
1) reduce tension in muscles
2) increased range of motion
3) increased energy and blood circulation

All three of those contribute to a better workout, no matter what equipment you are using. We recommend adding all or just a few of these movements to your pre-workout routine in order to improve your strength and fitness.

Take a look at the video below, there are quite a number of stretches, you can pick and choose a few you like and then below the video are some tips that Doug wrote out for the various stretches.

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Topics: Stretching, Tips