There are a few things in fitness and in life that seem to pop up all too often. One of the first things that come to mind is lower-back health. In everyday life, it can stop us in our tracks. From long days to sitting at a desk to hours upon hours of manual labor, the lumbar spine can start to feel not as resilient and at times, painful. In the gym and during various […]
As I continue to train for the Men’s Health Chicago Urbanathlon I am tweaking my training to improve my conditioning. Along with progressing my running, I am looking for exercises that I can implement to improve my conditioning. The kettlebell Squat Clean has become one of my favorites both for me and my clients. It is a safe move where we can use a substantial amount of weight, use multiple muscle groups and implement high rep sets to improve fat loss and conditioning safely and functionally. Here are three videos for you to learn the KB Squat Clean. If you are not familiar with kettlebells or Olympic Lifts I would suggest mastering the Goblet Squat and the High Pull first. After you feel comfortable with those two movements you can move on to the Squat Clean.
Look for an update soon on how I am tweaking my training for the Men’s Health Urbanathlon. Enjoy!
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