Hold on loosely. But don’t let go.
When people ask my opinion on CrossFit, I always say it comes down to the coaches.
At this point, there is enough differentiation in the industry where it’s not appropriate to make sweeping generalizations – good, bad, or otherwise.
The best gyms (CrossFit or otherwise), operate in a culture of fun and learning. That is certainly the case with Whole Strength CrossFit in Nashville.
Owner Ryan Stemper invited me out to host a workshop for his staff of coaches and competing athletes. We covered the basics and progressions of the ballistic kettlebell lifts (swings, cleans, snatches), bottoms-up lifts, and more.
Check out the workshop video and timestamps below.
(And don’t mind the shiner – caught a hard knee in jiu-jitsu!)
2:30 – 90/90 Breathing
6:15 – Kettlebell Simple & Sinister Warm-up (Halos, Prying Goblet Squat, Glute Bridge)
20:45 – Kettlebell Deadlifts
29:07 – Hike Pass
32:40 – 2-Hand Kettlebell Swing
44:52 – 1-Hand Kettlebell Swing
56:30 – Partner Swing
1:01:50 – Hand-to-Hand Swing
1:03:45 – Kettlebell Rack Position
1:07:11 – Clean Drop
1:10:00 – Kettlebell Cleans
1:14:36 – Kettlebell Snatch
1:29:36 – Dan John Get-Back-Ups
1:33:39 – Bottoms-Up Clean & Press
1:44:40 – Bottoms-Up Squat
Interested in hosting me for a workshop experience at your facility? Drop me an email (Subject line: Workshop)
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