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Old 02-07-2007, 10:42 AM   #1
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Mr. Jason C. Brown and his kettlebell circus. Good stuff to mess around with as always.

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Old 02-07-2007, 02:31 PM   #2
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:39 PM   #3
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Hah. I just gave him some shit for sending 3 emails about a teleconference with him and Zack Evens-Esh in 4 days. I think he might have manually unsubscribed me.

Regarding walking swings:

What's is the benefit of doing these instead of swings? Just to switch things up?

I can see that they might be a nice progression for complexity of movement, but sometimes adding complexity without a clear reason for doing so isn't worth it.

How many sessions of walking swings have you done in the last 4 weeks?

Is this something you have your clients do on a frequent basis?
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:07 AM   #4
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Hmm, personally I would not use such an exercise, instead I would either combine running 400m in 5K or even better in one mile tempo with 20--25 KB swings (doing a couple of rounds of the complex) or simply swing more weight, that is, do double KB swings.
I agree with Steve on this one, complexity is good if there is a good reason for it, and with walking swings I don't see the reason.


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Old 02-08-2007, 10:49 AM   #5
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C'mon, somebody's got to be able to think of a functional application of this
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:06 PM   #6
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Craig, that's not one of them Bulgarian wresting bags in your avatar, is it?

The whole discussion of the role of variety in exercise movement selection is probably one worth having.
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