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    o13starsnstripes is offline Senior Member
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    Default Kettlebell Windmill question

    When I perform this exercise I do it on both side with a 35 LB Kettlebell. My right side is pretty right on but the left side feels heavier. I work both sides but the right side is smooth the left side has its slight pops. Is this normal for the Windmill?

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    o13starsnstripes is offline Senior Member
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    You can ignore this question because I looked it up and if you hear a popping or cracking sound than its ok as long as you don't feel any pain. So no worries here just overreacting lol.
    Last edited by o13starsnstripes; 04-04-2012 at 03:27 PM.

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    The Windmill is a skill taught and tested at the Level II RKC instructor training. Please consider getting together with an RKC-II or higher to work on your windmill.

    It's also a good idea to have a movement screen done if you notice differences between one side and the other - some difference is normal, but a movement screen will tell you if the difference is cause for concern and, if it is, what to do about it. A CK-FMS certified instructor is certified to perform the movement screen and is also familiar with the RKC stable of exercises, and therefore can offer guidance as to what exercise may or may not be suitable for you.
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    o13starsnstripes is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Freides View Post
    The Windmill is a skill taught and tested at the Level II RKC instructor training. Please consider getting together with an RKC-II or higher to work on your windmill.

    It's also a good idea to have a movement screen done if you notice differences between one side and the other - some difference is normal, but a movement screen will tell you if the difference is cause for concern and, if it is, what to do about it. A CK-FMS certified instructor is certified to perform the movement screen and is also familiar with the RKC stable of exercises, and therefore can offer guidance as to what exercise may or may not be suitable for you.
    Well thats a good idea you have there but where I'm at there aren't any in the area or distant area from me. I mean the windmill seems pretty simple so I'm going to look in the mirror when I do that and compare myself to people doing it on videos on youtube.

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    Using a mirror & YouTube?
    You WILL get what you pay for.


    In 4 years of teaching I've yet to see a single client that has learned from YouTube do a single basic kettlebell technique safely, let alone the more advanced techniques.

    No mirror or video will ever replace a skilled teacher. A teacher can shave years off your learning curve, save you needless wasted effort and injury and put on the most efficient path to the results you seek.

    Neither the mirror or YouTube will be as experienced, interactive, dedicated, informed, highly trained, insightful, or concerned about your safety and progress as an RKCII / CKFMS.
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    o13starsnstripes is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSStevensRKC View Post
    Using a mirror & YouTube?
    You WILL get what you pay for.


    In 4 years of teaching I've yet to see a single client that has learned from YouTube do a single basic kettlebell technique safely, let alone the more advanced techniques.

    No mirror or video will ever replace a skilled teacher. A teacher can shave years off your learning curve, save you needless wasted effort and injury and put on the most efficient path to the results you seek.

    Neither the mirror or YouTube will be as experienced, interactive, dedicated, informed, highly trained, insightful, or concerned about your safety and progress as an RKCII / CKFMS.
    Well I was saying that because there aren't any instructors around in my area. I suppose until I could find one I could just stick to Convict Conditioning and Kettlebell exercises as the snatch, swing and clean&press.

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    Find an instructor to work online with? Just a thought. If I was going to get heavily into snatching, swinging, windmilling etc I would definitely do that. Seriously, you will hurt yourself. Fact.


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    Fact? Really?!

    You think it's impossible for someone to read and study top quality instructional materials like ETK and RotK and not learn safe and effective form? We're not all Olympic athletes here or professional giriveks. While it is without question a great investment to get lessons from an RKC let's not be so rigid in assuming an intelligent and inquiring person can't learn these lifts reasonably well on their own.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshirecomrade View Post
    Find an instructor to work online with? Just a thought. If I was going to get heavily into snatching, swinging, windmilling etc I would definitely do that. Seriously, you will hurt yourself. Fact.


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    Yes that video helps clear up somethings. I think what the issue is is that my right side is stronger than the left side. I think that happens to all of us depending on what side we are dominate with. The Swing and Snatch I don't need an instructor for because I cleared up snatching and it doesn't bang against my wrist like it did initially and the swing doesn't go above the head so I think I have those two down ok.

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