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  • Breathing in Kettlebells

    Breathing in Kettlebells

    09/13/2013

    by Boris Bojanovic You’re all familiar with the traditional way of breathing during weight training exercises. You exhale on the exertion/concentric phase of the lift & inhale on the relaxation/eccentric phase. We call this breathing pattern biomechanical breathing because it matches the biomechanics of the movement. Biomechanical breathing works well in kettlebell grind exercises. When […]

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  • Three common mistakes in the Turkish Get-Up

    09/13/2013

    Boris Bojanovic The Turkish Get-Up is the true test whole body strength. It is the most involved kettlebell grind exercise. It has nine steps, each of which is gone through twice as you fold & unfold to complete a full rep. On top of the many steps, each step depends on the previous one to […]

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  • Don’t Forget the High Pull

    09/13/2013

    Boris Bojanovic Just like the Get Up is the king of kettlebell grind exercises, the snatch is the king of ballistic kettlebell exercises. It marries power & coordination to take the kettlebell overhead in one graceful, athletic movement. Done properly, it is a powerful yet smooth movement. Its complexity can be intimidating & it will […]

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  • Kettlebell grips – Tricks for making kettlebell lifting easier

    Kettlebell grips – Tricks for making kettlebell lifting easier

    09/13/2013

    by Boris Bojanovic There are three basic grips or positions in kettlebell training. They are the hook grip, rack position & overhead lockout. It is from these three positions we get the free flowing effect unique to kettlebells because the whole repertoire of kettlebell exercises are performed from these three positions. Hook grip Rack Lockout […]

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  • What are Battling Ropes?

    What are Battling Ropes?

    09/13/2013

    The battling ropes main focus is using the concept of maintaining velocity, which is seen as sustaining the waves, which are produced with the movement of the ropes. We recommend you use a 15m rope made of either manila or poly. The ropes produce these incredible results by introducing two new elements – power production […]

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  • Putting together a Powerbag training program

    Putting together a Powerbag training program

    09/13/2013

      When starting a Powerbag exercise program the first stage is all about stability and controlling the desired movement. You will notice that our exercise selection starts with basic kneeling hip extension on the floor and using a very lightweight. Therefore developing high levels of skill within the system. Hip extension is fundamental in the […]

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