Kettlebelled Round 2 "The Get Up"

Matt single arm swinging

Matt single arm swinging

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Debi's double kettlebell snatch

Week one of our kettlebell training seminar left Emerge trainers with tons of new knowledge and days of new soreness.  The techniques learned in seminar one were immediately put to practice at the studio with great results.  We were all ready for and anticipating round 2.

Chad and Jen Estes were ready for us, along with a line-up of kettlebells from 18 to 106 pounds. 

Angie performing a Windmill

Angie performing a Windmill

After a brief dynamic warmup from neck down to the ankles, we began round 2 of our kettlebell seminar.

This week, Chad and Jen introduced the Turkish Get-Up, the Windmill, and several other techniques involving progressing our swings, snatches, and cleans (some involving two kettlebells swinging in unison).  Some of these exercises involve slower, more deliberate and thought out movement, while others (like the swing progressions) were more ballistic and involved the ENTIRE body in one motion.

Kim alternating kettlebell cleaning

Kim alternating kettlebell cleaning

Another rough day of hands on training, physically and mentally draining. 

Emerge plans to further it’s kettlebell training with both Chad and Jen, as these first two seminars were very well conducted and provided a wealth of information on this very efficient training tool, the kettlebell.

Jen Estes instructing the class

Jen Estes instructing the class

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