This is the introduction to the course and covers what you can expect, what kettlebell sport is about, and more.
A quick rundown of some terms/names that you will hear during the course and that will be covered in detail later in the course.
Dead = not moving, no momentum, and usually starting from the ground
Pendulum = a weight that swings freely back and forth under the influence of gravity
Swing = a kettlebell that is held on to and swings back and forth
Clean = bringing a weight from a position below the hips to the chest
Pendulum swing = a kettlebell that swings while moving so that gravity does most of the work
Pendulum clean = a kettlebell clean adhering to the pendulum concept
Racking = holding the weight in front of the chest for resting or transitioning
Strict = no movement other than in the intended joints
Press = pressing a weight away from the body
Push press = pushing the weight up with the legs and finish by pressing out
Snatch = a ballistic exercise in which the weight is brought from below the hips to overhead in one continuous movement
Ballistic flight = the weight is powered enough for it to be released and it would still keep moving
Drill = something to be repeated often until understood and perfected
Assisted = using the other hand to help move the weight
Cycle = an exercise that's repeated
Long (Cycle) = making the cycle of exercises longer by adding a clean
Several examples of a long cycle are the clean and press, clean and push press, and clean and jerk.
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