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    Walter Dorey is offline Senior Member
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    Default A kettlebell swing corrective

    I just wanted to post this for those looking for a quick little cue for correcting squatting swings. The link to the video is at the end of the article.

    Sometimes things get pretty fired up in forums with heated discussions. This is sort of addressed in the article too, along with looking at GS vs RKC style training. Hope you enjoy!

    https://abilitytoadapt.com/13-kettle...-a-corrective/
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    I have actually found that mixing the two styles is best fit for me. I have been using an anti-glycolytic rep/set set up w/ kettlebell snatch. I find that using the GS pendulum off the bottom and a spiral drop/catch (vs hip hinge drive only off the bottom and over the top drop/catch. That enables me to use a heavier bell, move more weight, the thinner handles makes strength other than just grip the limiting factor, and the squatty hinge spreads the work load over both posterior chain AND quads. In short the one movement covers more bases. I use hard style tension, explosiveness, and breathing for power generation and posture safety. It "feels more right" for my body. So I guess all that is to say it's not necessarily either/or if you aren't aiming for competition or certification.

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    Walter Dorey is offline Senior Member
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    Yup, that will work and you're 100% correct.

    However, for those starting out and less experienced, mixing modalities is never a wise thing. Learn one technique first. Then, once a person has an excellent grasp of demonstrating the technique even while fatigued, if they choose, they can begin to learn the other camps techniques.

    So, if someone wants to learn GS style, go for it. Down the road they may want to learn RKC Hardstyle. Or vice-versa. But mixing techniques and breathing patterns is a big no-no for beginners and those looking to compete or certify. Afterward, well, do what ya want, lol, just be careful what is being taught to newbs if you're a trainer.
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    GeoffreyLevens is offline Senior Member
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    Yes, a bit like learning musical instrument. First disciplined learning of "correct" method. Then once that is well grounded, improvise if you wish. But start with solid basics and understanding. I'm not a trainer but so far, from my experience, I would tend to start newbs with hardstyle because of its emphasis on posture/form to prevent injury. GS seems much more oriented toward end results however you get there.

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