💎The Kettlebell Overhead Lockout Position💎
Due to the amount of kettlebell exercises involving this position, learning the correct form is extremely important.
The Snatch, KB Press, Turkish Get Up, Windmill, Overhead Lunge, KB Arm Bar etc. all involve this movement which means they should all look identical when in this position.
Follow these Phases of the Kettlebell Overhead Lockout to keep your form in check:
▪️Handle across palm at 45°:
The ideal placement of the kettlebell across the palm is always at a 45° angle.
One of the most common mistakes in KB overhead activities is the wrist position. When the wrist is in the correct position the muscle in your forearm remains active, which is also essential to reduced injury. Keeping your wrist neutral also trains for function and #longevity .
▪️Arm locked out:
As with any overhead lockout, you want your arm to be completely locked out so that the elbow is fully extended. A locked arm is strong and stable, all you have to do is observe how Olympic lifters lock out their arms, which allows them to get more weight overhead than any other athlete.
Make sure to keep the shoulders stacked, with your arm securely “screwed in” the socket and activate your lats to maintain your upper torso strength. This will also allow you to get into a more stable position and avoid too much tension in the neck and upper traps.
It is important to have your core locked tight during the entire duration of the Kettlebell Overhead Lockout position. It is the solid foundation that stops you from leaking power and maintains control.
Give these cues a go and start improving your KB game.
#mrbrownfitness - 2 months ago