This isn’t the ‘practice system’ I’m referring to … but it’s a pretty motivating video, no?
Most people take much, much longer than they should to learn the basics of kettlebell training. And as I see more and more folks that have ‘casually’ done some KB work visit my new kettlebell gym, one of the most common mistakes they make (and, BTW, I typically discover this as we start working out, I break down their form, un-do bad habits, etc. 🙂 ) is trying to focus on too many things at once.
Now, if you’re guilty of this sin, you can rest easy that it’s not your fault – in fact, it’s human nature. But the problem is that it doesn’t work – so we have to change how you approach your training to fix the problem!
This is something I learned from my first kettlebell instructor – and I’ve used it since with everyone I teach the basics of KB training to.
The key is to stop trying to think about everything at once and start thinking about just one thing at a time.
So, for example, let’s say you’re practicing and refining your technique in the Kettlebell Swing. You’re doing maybe five medium-intensity sets. You might focus on creasing at the hip and pushing the butt back on set one, keeping the upper body tight on set two, squeezing the glutes and pulling the knee caps up on set three, etc.
The bottom line is that you can’t focus – well – on more than one thing at a time. Simplify the move you’re trying to learn, break it down into steps, work on one thing at once, and you’ll be surprised at how fast you start making progress!
P.S. This is a little tip I extracted from my new Kettlebell Basics Swing Manual … if you’re looking for a complete guide that’ll take you from ‘newb’ to kettlebell Swing ninja, and a twelve week Swing-focused program to get you in great shape, master the Swing, and lose a bunch of fat in the process, you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t check it out 🙂 Click the link below to learn more about it: