No Results Tracked AbMat Sit-ups & Row Head Up In the finish position of the sit-up and catch position of the row, it is common to see the shoulders and upper back rounded forward. As athletes sit-up off the ground and travel back towards the catch, reaching their head up towards the ceiling will bring their shoulders down and back into a more neutral position.
AbMat Sit-up Movement Prep Establish Finish Position 5 AbMat Sit-ups
Row Movement Prep Establish Catch Position :30 Seconds Rowing Russian Kettlebell Swings
Chest Angle The more aggressive athletes are with extending their hips, the more upright their chest can remain during the swing. Less folding over means a faster cycle time, getting the heavy kettlebell out of the hands sooner. It also helps minimize midline fatigue, making for better sit-ups and rowing.
Arms Parallel The finish position for the Russian Kettlebell swing is arms parallel to the ground. If athletes are able to get a good hip pop, the bell will feel weightless as it reaches this position. This weightless moment is a great opportunity to relax the hands, as grip will likely become a factor with rowing and heavier swings back to back.
Movement Prep With lighter weight: 5 Kettlebell Deadlifts 5 Hip Pops 5 Russian Kettlebell Swings