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Old 07-14-2009, 06:29 AM   #1
Allen Yeh
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Default Review of KB 101 DVD by Tom Corrigan

KB 101 DVD by Tom Corrigan:

I'm going to admit right off the bat that I'm an asshole, because Tom sent this DVD to me a while ago to review and excuses aside I didn't do it fast enough.

Used a 24kg KB and went through DVD going through the exercises and the cues Tom had just to review them and did 5 reps each exercise/side - DL, suitcase DL, sumo DL, 2 H swing, 1H swing, DARC swing, clean, horn clean, bell clean

5 rep circuit - DL + 2H swing + (clean + FS + press) + DL

KB warmup: Used my wifes 12kg for this x 5 reps each side/movement
goblet squat, slingshot, halo, figure 8, OHS, good morning, hammer curl + press + french press, kb knee circles, jump shrug, cossack

Overall impressions: A good DVD for beginners, with some good programming guidelines and good exercise descriptions. I think the package could have been polished a little better like in the exercise demos. The DVD does mention CF which is good but I think a possible illustration of how to use KB's in conjuction with CF would have better served to illustrate his point. A good demo workout for firefighters, possibly a bit more on sample workouts would have been good especially since the DVD is geared towards beginners. A good FAQ section at the end and a good snatch portion which I'll admit I skimmed because I'm avoiding the KB snatch right now due to my left forearm problems.

Overall I'd give it a 8/10 in comparison to other fitness DVD's I've seen.
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."
-Kelly Starrett
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