Learn proper body alignment for kettlebell training and workout routines in this free martial arts video lesson on kettebell training.
Hi! My name is Julio Anta of Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense in Miami, Florida, and my website is www.miamikettlebell.com. And the first thing to learn in kettle bell training, whether it’s for martial arts or any sport, is your alignment…the most important thing, how to align your body; and that is what we are going to talk about that now. Your basic move, which we are going to do later, is called the swing. Just watch it for a second, and I am going to explain. That’s a swing; do it one arm or two. Now, alignment. First thing that the kettlebell is: weight is in your heels, or you have your weight on your heels; push your butt out. What do I call it? A little old lady looking for a chair; you know looking like this: butt is out, back is in a C curve, shoulders are back and relaxed. Always, I am looking at you guys over here, but you’re always staring forward. And if you are going to do a squat, it is ballistic, up and down. With that alignment weight, if you are going to do swing, same thing: you pop the hip. If you are going to do a clean, you can see my alignment is the same. Very important after you got your alignment with a kettlebell, you can do a 20 minute work-out at home, aerobic and anaerobically, to give you incredible power, strength, and speed.