Yesterday’s workout was:
15 chest-to-bar pull-ups
Directly into …
21 kettlebell swings (53/35)
15 thrusters (95/65)
On the surface, this looks shoulder-INTENSE! I mean, look at all the upper-body pushing and pulling. You really fried those shoulders, right?
Not so fast.
Coaching is what we do, so yesterday your coaches taught you to maximize lower-body drive in order to save the shoulders. They cued you to drive with the legs first on the row. They reminded you to keep a nice hollow-body position and use that hip drive to assist on the pull-ups. Better yet, they helped you tailor the movement to something else that kept you constantly moving.
Finally, they showed you how extending your legs and hips first on the kettlebell swing and thruster will give you more power and save the upper body.
We’re here to tell you why and show you how.
And if you listened to what your coach said today, you spared your shoulders a beating (or worse) and got far better and more efficient at those movements.
Don’t guess. Get coached. It’s what we do.