How We Progress The Kettlebell Swing

How we progress clients to swinging KBs @movementasmedicine and @bodybyboyle 1- We assess if a client can touch their toes. If they can not, they are not cleared to deadlift (at least from the floor) and certainly not cleared to swing bells. 2- If the toe touch isn’t there, our first go to is some form of breathing intervention to help approximate rib and pelvic position and address some possible neural tone. Often times a toe touch restriction is more of a learning issue, than a fibrotic issue. But it’s important remember, if your inputs aren’t having success, it’s probably not the right one, and you need to refer out. 3- Toe touch progressions. Practicing toe touches with toes and heels elevated, while driving some hip internal rotation/adduction. Exhaling as you reach down for your toes. 4- Once someone shows us consistent success with a toe touch, we can begin practicing hinging. 5- After someone shows success with a hinge, you can progress to deadlifting from the floor. 6- After consistent success with deadlifting, one can begin to practice KB swinging. When we talk about consistent success, we typically mean 2-3 weeks. It’s important to remember that if you are a trainer, to keep your trainer hat on. If someone is seeing you for fitness, you can practice all of these regressions, because you want them to deadlift. However, don’t forget that fitness is your job, so make sure you let them also squat or practice some other form of fitness where the prerequisites exist, that will simultaneously allow them to have a training effect. @sanchise387 @kev_in_carr @collectmomentsnotthingz @perform_better

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