Today’s swings might be something new for you. Single arm KB work is something we do occasionally and we like them because they work the midline in a way that is encountered frequently, day in and day out. By lifting an object in an asymmetric manner, the body must stabilize to force itself to not rotate. Anti-rotation is practiced all the time: Picking up a heavy suitcase and carrying it across the terminal. Holding a baby in one arm while getting all the rest of the daily tasks accomplished. The approach steps down the alley and then the backswing and slide of a 16 pound bowling ball down the lane. Ok, so you don’t go bowling everyday- but these examples all illustrate simple tasks that necessitate stabilization of the torso without a laterally balanced load. OK, so today’s single arm swings might be new for you- but they will help you get better at activities you do each and every day.
Tuesday’s WOD at 6, 7, 9am and again at 4 and 6pm
5 rounds for time of:
15 left-arm Russian kettlebell swings (24/18kg)
15 right-arm Russian kettlebell swings
Post time and scaling
Tuesday 5pm Open Training Hour