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Kettlebells have gotten a bad rap when it comes to mobility and flexibility. Many kettlebell practitioners are experiencing a lack of flexibility, tightness and even less range of motion. What I have noticed is that the lack of mobility does not stem from the kettlebell itself, it stems from the athlete’s kettlebell practice & approach.
A great deal of the kettlebell training currently being taught is implemented in a similar fashion to past body building methods.
Now, I do see value in a lot of this practice but in return, there has to be compensation for these movements.
As we perform these kettlebell exercises, that bring on the “tightness”, we need to release that tension so that we free up our movement to maintain and even increase our mobility.
Within my Warrior Zero Project (WZP) we use various joint mobility exercises to restore our joints. This not only gets us ready for the next task that life has to offer, but it also enhances quality of life by keeping our joints healthy.
Below is a sample of the kettlebell joint mobility exercises that we use within our WZP.
Please keep in mind that some of the movements in this video clip are for the intermediate to advanced kettlebell practitioner. Our WZP members start out with the Bodyweight Challenge program before they even touch a kettlebell.
As Always, Baby-Steps will get you there the fastest.
Thank you for viewing, I hope that you found it useful.