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Breaking Muscle

Tackle the Kettlebell Bent Press: Part 2

The bent press is a skill and requires repeated, focused practice.

If you know much about old-time performing strongmen, then chances are high that you’ve heard of the bent press before. Names like Arthur Saxon, Eugen Sandow, and Sig Klein probably ring a bell. Typically performed with a barbell, strongmen would use the bent press as the preferred method to “hoist” a heavy load overhead with one arm. Arthur Saxton once did a bent press with 371 lbs! Somewhere between then and now the bent press has become more foreign, and I understand why.


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The Anatomy of a Training Program

Designing a well-rounded strength and conditioning routine must start with specific and clearly stated goals.

Finding the perfect workout routine and training schedule is the fitness equivalent of finding the Holy Grail. Such a phenomenon does not exist. No two individuals are the same and therefore cannot expect to derive the same results from the same routine. That being said, there are numerous examples of effective exercise programs. If we borrow bits and pieces from several different programs we can combine them into fairly comprehensive solution.   


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Low-Key Strategies for Skill Building

These tools will help you get a clear picture of what's working in your training.

I’m really bad at balancing on narrow, round things. Especially if they are high up. I know the technical points I’m supposed to observe, but I still suck at it. I suck at it because I’ve been woefully negligent in practice, so over the summer I made it my "lazy mission" to improve my balancing to a respectable level. I tried just paying attention to the technical elements and trying to do those well. It helped some, but that strategy wasn’t enough, so I borrowed some tools for improvement I have used a lot in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ).

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