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  1. Kettlebell Defending the Swing

    Greetings. I'm enjoying a book, Pillars of Wellness, by Dr. Matt Chalmers, which has some great advice regarding health, nutrition, and fitness except for one thing: attributing to the kettlebell swing a high risk of disc degeneration. I will paste his quote below, and I invite everyone's help...
  2. Kettlebell TGU Form Question

    Hi all, I'm doing S+S and and am in the middle of progressing from 24kg to 32kg in the TGUs. Following the program in the revised edition, I do the 32kg lift on the 3rd and 4th TGU out of 10. I started doing it on the 5th and 6th TGU as well, but began experiencing this issue so I've dialed it...
  3. Kettlebell Swing form detail

    Assuming the hip hinge is explosive enough to raise the bell high enough, is one supposed to limit the height of their swing by a lat pull-down/decelerating action? Or is the "float" achieved by upward deltoid engagement? Background: I'm a skinny 5'7.5" and 130 lbs. I went to an SFG because I...
  4. Kettlebell Knee movement during swings?

    Hello all, In this video, I noticed that when he does the swing his knees are moving a lot. They are moving forward as if it were a squat, then back and straight (locking). Isn’t the kettlebell swing a hip hinge where the knees do not move? When I do them, I hinge at my hips and my knees are...
  5. SUOMI-PUKU

    Kettlebell 2H Swing Form Check

    Hi everyone, just started out with KB training recently and would love some critique on my form for 16 KB 2H swings. I’m very good at spotting others issues but not my own somehow, I know it won’t be perfect. Any critique is welcomed, be as harsh as you’d like, I’m here to learn. Apologies if...
  6. Kettlebell Please check my form. New to training

    Hi guys, I'm new to kb training. Was wondering i could get some feedback on my form. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  7. Kettlebell Kettlebell Swing Form Assessment

    Hey All, I was very intrigued and inspired by Pavel Tsatsouline after hearing him on a couple of different podcasts. I decided to read Pavel's Simple and Sinister and to start the program. This is my first week of S&S and was just hoping to get some feedback on my Kettlebell Swing form. Thank...
  8. Kettlebell Check my Swing and TGU form

    I’m hoping to start transitioning from 24kg to 32kg in the coming weeks- feedback on form and anything else (breathing, rest, etc) is appreciated!
  9. Barbell Deadlift form

    i have been using a deadlift form similar to starting strengths since when i read pttp some time ago it wasnt clear to me what was the way strongfirst taught it But now i realise as im getting up in weight that it is getting suboptimal and my hips are too high and in dont get qui as much tight...
  10. LewisF

    Barbell This guy's deadlift technique

    Hi everyone. I wanted to get your thoughts on this guy's deadlift technique. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrR1gkZGbsU Sorry, I don't know how to embed the video. In my opinion: his legs are too wide his a#@ is too low - it's like a squat, not a deadlift on the way down the bar does not...
  11. Chrisdavisjr

    Barbell Andy Bolton's Deadlift

    I found this video while looking for deadlifting advice and was interested to note that Andy Bolton advocates pulling with a vertical shin, with the shins touching the bar. When I first started deadlifting, this is pretty much how I was doing it and I would find that my lifts were mediocre at...
  12. kettlebellklutz

    Kettlebell Form Check: First time swinging a kettlebell (16kg) after reading Pavel's S&S book...

    hey all, above is a video of me doing swings with a 16kg bell for the first time. from what i've been told elsewhere, i need to start with the bell a bit closer as well as work on my hip hinge. what jumps out at you most egregiously? what are some easy fixes? thanks!
  13. Kettlebell Swing Form Check - 2 handed

    With a 32kg bell. Thanks to the forum for any feedback on my two-handed swing form!
  14. ward718

    Barbell Return to BB & Pelvic Floor

    Hey gang - 35yo female, 5'6'', 128#, no current body comp known. Looking for some training advice regarding form. I had my first child in December, 2015, and despite having a relatively uneventful pregnancy and delivery, had to undergo 4m of physical therapy to improve general pelvic floor...
  15. Barbell Confused with Low Bar Back Squat Form?

    Hello. I hope someone can assist because I really do not know where to go next? I have been following a full body routine for 4 months now & I have had really bad issue with my form for the Low Bar Back squat. When I first started I was very weak & could only manage the bar & now I am still at...
  16. Other/Mixed Running form resources

    Hello everyone at StrongFirst, I'm new to this forum, but I'm familiar with Pavel's work for a long time and highly appreciate it. I'll keep it short: Can you recommend me a book, video or any similar resource about proper running form? There are plenty of choices, but I want the...
  17. Bodyweight The hollow position pullup alternative

    Another article from the same author, this time about pullup mechanics: Fix Your Pullups with the Trap Bar Basically, the tip is to avoid excessive range of motion, it prevents you from internally rotating and protracting the scapula. For the last few years I did pullups in a typical way -...
  18. Barbell Help with deadlift form

    Hey guys, I am new to deadlifting and have only been pulling for about 6 months now. I am getting a lot of lower back pain throughout the week and just wanted to see if some more experienced lifters could help point out what I am doing wrong and how to correct it. Thanks!
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