In Episode 02 of the Hardstyle Kettlebell Channel...
The ability to create tension quickly or over a long period of time is vital to one's success using kettlebells. Why?
One of the most vital areas to create tension when using kettlebells is the trunk and pelvis. In the Dragon Door world, we call this the Cylinder of Strength. This is the foundation for you to create stability and tension in other areas of your body.
However, before you can effectively create tension, you have to effectively breathe.
Breathing Behind the Shield
Power Breathing in Standing
Now that we've established proper breathing diaphragmatically, creating total body tension, and breathing behind the shield, we can work to the plank. What's the big deal with the plank?
Now that we have the plank down (and thus the top of the swing), it's time to move onto the bottom portion - the Hip Hinge pattern. Tune in to Episode 03 for more!
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