The Windmill is a great movement pattern that does wonders for shoulder, and thoracic mobility. It also increases stability in the hips and helps produce rotational strength. If you sit at a desk, spend loads of time in a car, or have poor posture the windmill is an exercise you need to be doing. However, you may not have the prerequisites to do a full windmill yet. Check out these progressions to get started.
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The Kettlebell Windmill is an excellent movement for improving core strength and spinal mobility, but is not commonly varied. Here are three different stances to vary the difficulty and impact of this great Kettlebell exercise.
The kettlebell windmill and overhead squat are highly complex movements that require flexibility, coordination and a solid core. The kettlebell windmill and overhead squat both improve hip mobility, back function and core strength. The windmill is also great for hamstring strength and flexibility. This video by Steve Maxwell demonstrates how to use the two together for an intense little circuit.