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Top 3 Progressions for the Kettlebell Windmill

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     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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Why is the Kettlebell So Popular?

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I first picked up a kettlebell around 2007 or 2008, somewhere in there, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school I was attended had one.  I messed around with it a little I knew what it was but beyond that very little.  Then around 2010 I was working at a Gold’s Gym and these two balls of iron showed up.  These were foreign objects from space to nearly everyone else in the gym.  Today, in 2017 kettlebells are everywhere and very few in the world of fitness are unfamiliar although I still hear the occasional “kettleball” nonsense every now and then.  So how is it in less than a decade this tool has risen to such prominence?

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