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MMA Training: The Kettlebell Sots Press

Written on September 18, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Learn to meet your strength with balance with the Kettlebell Sots Press.

Named after the weightlifting champion – Viktor Sots – the Kettlebell Sots Press is designed to build massive core strength, while helping the shoulders and legs to endure whatever you might throw at them.

To learn more, check out Steve Cotter’s demonstration about the Kettlebell Sots Press.

Hit the jump to see the video.

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MMA Training: Kettlebell Windmill

Written on September 11, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Moving on with Fighting Insider's MMA Training portion, learn how to do the Kettlebell Windmill exercise.

Kettlebell’s Windmill exercise is designed to build oblique strength and flexibility. Moreover, it is regarded as a support exercise.

For a beginner, it is best to learn the Windwill without Kettlebell weight first. Then when you’re accustomed to it, start with a super light weight then gradually increase the mass of your Kettlebell. Just remember to practice caution when doing this exercise.

To learn how to do the Kettlebell Windmill, check out Steve Cotter’s video after the cut.

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MMA Training: The Kettlebell Clean

Written on August 09, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Moving on with Fighting Insider's Kettlebell section, this week's featured exercise is the Kettlebell Clean.

Following last week’s Kettlebell Swing is the Kettlebell Clean.

The Kettlebell Clean is one of the basic Kettlebell exercises that one needs to master. Its main goal is to provide safe methods of bringing single or double Kettlebells in an overhead position via lifts. It is also a precursor for military press, push press, double jerk and many more. Contradicting other beliefs, it is not used as a forearm-toughening exercise. Instead, the Kettlebell Clean is designed for strength and endurance exercises, or in combination of body weight and high-repetition Kettlebell exercises.

When Kettlebell Clean is properly executed, it should land lightly and must not cause bruises or pain to either forearm or shoulder. Otherwise, you are doing it wrong! If that’s the case, assess the situation and make the necessary corrections.

To learn how to execute a proper Kettlebell Clean, check out Steve Cotter’s video tutorial after the jump.

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MMA Training: The Kettlebell Swing

Written on August 03, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Start learning the basic Kettlebell exercises with the Swing.

It was in 2010 when the use of Kettlebell emerged. Nowadays, it seems that every trainer is incorporating them in their workouts. And whether you want to have a body of a MMA athlete, or you want another work out routine to try, you can start doing the Kettlebell exercise. But you should start with the swing.

Why? Because the Kettlebell Swing burns fats, builds strength and improves cardiovascular fitness. However, most practitioners do it wrong. So to avoid that, check out Men’s Health Kettlebell Basics video by Steve Cotter after the cut.

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