Kettlebell Flows

Discussion in 'Kettlebell' started by conor78, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. conor78

    conor78 More than 500 posts

    Kettlebell Flows: Yay or Nay??
    Never tried them but using IG more lately a d they ate very prominent...
  2. NoahMarek

    NoahMarek More than 500 posts

    If you are more goal oriented, it is probably not best since it isn’t likely to yield substantial measurable progress. If you enjoy doing them because they are fun and work your body in different ways, then do them and enjoy!
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  3. Snowman

    Snowman More than 500 posts

    They look like a good way to touch on a lot of movements and have fun. But neither of those is a primary reason I train, so I do not do them...

    Probably not a bad way to warm up or cool down, assuming you use a light enough weight to maintain good movement quality.
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  4. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides More Than 10k Posts, Dir. of Community Engagement Staff Member Senior Instructor

    What is a Kettlebell Flow?

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  5. Tjerr

    Tjerr Double-Digit Post Count Certified Instructor

    From our friend Geoff Neupert:

    Last edited: Aug 13, 2018
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  6. Oscar

    Oscar Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    So the clean and press and the long cycle are actually kettlebell flows/chains, right? Everybody here loves the ROP.

    Flows sounds like a lot of fun.
  7. ali

    ali Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    I think of flow as defined by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, a state of full immersion and being in the zone.
    Is that what it means in this sense?
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  8. North Coast Miller

    North Coast Miller Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    These two have a fair number of them on YT, good stuff for GPP but not anything I'd want to do as a steady diet:

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  9. Joeyboy

    Joeyboy Double-Digit Post Count

    I follow this person on Instagram, but no longer do his stuff anymore since starting a modified S&S and having great results. His flows were a totally different concept than the complex I feel a complex and flow are different. I like his complex theory much better and seems like good idea for off days using a lighter weight.
  10. Joeyboy

    Joeyboy Double-Digit Post Count

    Just to clarify, the person I follow on Instagram was not the same as in the reply. I did not want to mention him.
  11. conor78

    conor78 More than 500 posts

    Same here I follow a few guys on IG who post vidoes of flow workouts. They were tough as I had to keep shifting my footwork to keep balance. Even with a 24kg it was very challenging. They take in a lot of unilateral work which I found useful. My only problem was the randomness of the workouts, very hard to judge if you are making any progress as the workouts constantly change.
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  12. kenaces

    kenaces Double-Digit Post Count

    Do I have to buy camo-clothing and listen to new age music to do this workout?
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  13. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides More Than 10k Posts, Dir. of Community Engagement Staff Member Senior Instructor


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  14. North Coast Miller

    North Coast Miller Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Nah, after a hundred or so hours of doing flows you naturally gravitate to a certain lifestyle...:D

    Joking aside, coach Tara is in seriously good condition based a lot of her bodyweight stuff.
  15. Joeyboy

    Joeyboy Double-Digit Post Count

    I agree. I need more structure and was not getting it. I will say it did help with my strength, the unilateral work, but I was first starting so I had to go somewhere. I quickly realized I was no longer making headway and found this forum.
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  16. Bauer

    Bauer Triple-Digit Post Count

    Well, people like to do animal flow, yoga flows and other movement flows. It sure feels nice. I could imagine doing flows with a single light KB for a warmup, for fun or for cardio. I think the best would be to go freestyle and just improvise.

    I can't find the source, but a russian boxer was supposed to train his stamina by using a 16 or 24 kg KB and not putting it down for like an hour. You just need to vary the movement and get some strength endurance benefits. A bit like working in the garden non stop.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2018
  17. Oscar

    Oscar Quadruple-Digit Post Count

  18. Stefan Olsson

    Stefan Olsson More than 500 posts

    For f*#@ sake Steve! 2018 much? :D
  19. Baker

    Baker Triple-Digit Post Count

    With any workout you have to ask - is it about getting stronger or about getting tired.

    A lot of what i see on Instagram seems to be more "showing off" than a viable training protocol.
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  20. conor78

    conor78 More than 500 posts


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