fit44 said:I find her form really odd for some reason.
lovebeingfit said:Lie on your back, knees bent, feet flat on the floor and do hip raises high enough so your body is a straight plane from your shoulders to your knees. Do 30 slow reps, then pulse it 30 times. I find these very effective in reshaping the back side. You can also do pelvic tilts, same position, but keep your back on the floor and just rotate your pelvis up, squeezing your glutes. High reps is the key so do lots of them! Hope this helps.
Really? I thought her back looked flat and she seemed to power from her hips. I am not an expert at all though when it comes to swings so maybe I'm just not seeing something. I'll check out your links too. Thanks!
fit44 said:It's how low she swings the bell. I think the difference in form has to do with kbell certification. Another forum suggested that her form/training would be for someone who is interested in lighter kbell training (kettleworx, kettlenetics) because the form doesn't translate to heavier, traditional kbell training.
I would consider Anthony Digulio & Steve Cotter kbell purists.
I've been using youtube downloads from this blog for my swings.
fit44 said:If you watch Lauren's swing closely, she is not driving the bell up with her hips. There is no way she could drive up a heavy bell using the same form in her video.
Here is a video of Anthony's wife driving a heavy bell with her hips. Look how close the bell is to her body/hips.
Minute of Strength #1: Getting Started with Kettlebells - Introduction to the Swing | Art of Strength
Wondering if we are talking about the same gal! LOL! I am referring to Brooke! Okay, I'll check out Anthony's wife....
There is definitely something off in her form (bending the legs too much? something). DON"T follow her form.I find her form really odd for some reason.