Phaedre, at the end of the workout, decided to try her hand at lifting the 28kg. She banged out clean reps on a new weight! Congrats!
We call em' Single Leg Lifts, or SLL for short. We also called them "silent killers" due to the sneaky level of soreness they impart whenever they come back around into a training cycle.
Seems silly to say given there are 10k hashtags on this exercise now, but proud to say we developed these independently about 700 years ago (give or take) while workshopping with some yoga teachers. Many great minds thinking and moving out there.
For us: root is in the heel, knee is soft but hips are high ('Romanian'-styled DL), and most importantly: "slow is strong". #kettlebell #liftingweights #pr #singlelegdeadlift #singleleg #unilateral #stability #balance #kettlebellclass #groupfitness #therapeutic and #athletic
Many names here but we call it the "Kung Fu squat." A lower body range builder nonpareil. Have heard it described in chi gung (like a Chinese yoga) as "the stretch of long life". So we got that going for us, which is nice.
Two examples here:
Vid 1) Dolores is rocking full range with a load. Making it look strong, fluid, awesome. Filed under Aspirational Range!
Vid 2) Josh is celebrating (finally) breaking the parallel barrier and getting past a long-injury limited hip. Filed under Sweet Small Victories.
We keep our feet flat as long as possible to engage the medial leg line (adductor biz) vs the "cossack" style of toes up on the extended leg (we get hammy love elsewhere). Think of one leg trying to deep squat while the other leg tries to side split. Sounds like a fun party, no?
#chigung #mobility #kungfu #flexibilty #lengthandstrength
Tony and Declan! Fathers and sons don't always wear matching outfits, but you better believe we'll take a picture when they do.
Tony's a longtime G-eeper; Declan used to be one of the cute kids bouncing in on occasion. Now he's running, skiing, playing all the sports. He just tried throwing shot for the first time at track and found he had a knack (and credited some of that throwing power to G!) #strength #movement #kettlebell #fitness #family #fatherandson
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