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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Debbie Whaley-Hayes Teaches the Kettlebell Swing

Albany Movement & Fitness has the pleasure to present a Kettlebell Swing educational taught by Debbie Whaley Hayes. She is one of the strongest and smartest women in our StrongFirst family. Although we come from the same StrongFirst community, often times the lineage of instructors that we learn from is different, making our instructional styles and cuing different as well.  No matter how good you think your swing is, it can always get better.  A new look at a familiar movement may revive your swing and help you take it to the next level.

In this video, Debbie skillfully walks us through the progressions that lead to a proficient swing, focusing on nailing down the foundation, making sure that each prerequisite movement has been sufficiently practiced prior to proceeding to the next step.  Debbie’s expertise as a fellow Functional Movement Specialist mandates that movement competency be achieved for the sake of safety prior to executing the movement.  So make sure that you can touch your toes, that you have a 2/2 on your Active Straight Leg Raise, and that your deadlift is solid before practicing the swing.  Remember:  Quality over quantity.

Thank you so much, Debbie, for being part of our blog project.  You rock!