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Breathwork! Along with stability and mobility, breathing makes up the foundational basis of movement. In order to move healthfully in all regards we must have proper ventilation and mechanical breathing patterns. To achieve higher states of health and consciousness we can alter our chemistry and nervous system function by taking awareness and control of our breathing pattern. There are a myriad of breathing styles and protocols that will achieve these objectives but the one major common denominator is nasal breathing. Nasal breathing allows you to develop CO2 tolerance, increase systemic nitric oxide levels and have modulation of the sympathetic-parasympathetic nervous system. Whether you are learning how to pressurize for a lift or embarking on meditation work nasal breathing is the head cornerstone of the practice.
Studies indicate that it takes athletes approximately 18 weeks to acquire nasal breathing as a natural default. 
To help create this default, my recommendation to my clients is to hold a small sip of water in their mouth when ventilation is increasing. This will “encourage” nasal breathing during very challenging sets, hills or trail sections where they may default to gasping through the mouth to sustain activity. 
Some books l recommend are “Breath” by James Nestor, “Breathing for Warriors” by Dr. Belisa Vranich/ Brian Sabin and “The Oxygen Advantage” by Patrick McKeown. 
Here in the photo at 12,000 ft, the high country mountains have been my greatest teacher of breathwork 🏔🙏🏽⛰❤️🏔🧘🏽‍♂️. 
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To learn more about healthy breathing practices for exercise and beyond please come checkout @ironlionstudio @ironlionpt.
#breathe #breath #breathwork #breathworkhealing #breathworktraining #meditation #nasalbreathing #nasal #nitricoxide #co2 #altitude #highaltitude #kettlebells #kettlebell #kettlebellworkout #kettlebelltraining #steelmaces #steelmace #steelclubworkouts #steelmaces #strengthandconditioning #personaltrainers #personaltraining #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapist #coloradosprings

Breathwork! Along with stability and mobility, breathing makes up the foundational basis of movement. In order to move healthfully in all regards we must have proper ventilation and mechanical breathing patterns. To achieve higher states of health and consciousness we can alter our chemistry and nervous system function by taking awareness and control of our breathing pattern. There are a myriad of breathing styles and protocols that will achieve these objectives but the one major common denominator is nasal breathing. Nasal breathing allows you to develop CO2 tolerance, increase systemic nitric oxide levels and have modulation of the sympathetic-parasympathetic nervous system. Whether you are learning how to pressurize for a lift or embarking on meditation work nasal breathing is the head cornerstone of the practice.
Studies indicate that it takes athletes approximately 18 weeks to acquire nasal breathing as a natural default.
To help create this default, my recommendation to my clients is to hold a small sip of water in their mouth when ventilation is increasing. This will “encourage” nasal breathing during very challenging sets, hills or trail sections where they may default to gasping through the mouth to sustain activity.
Some books l recommend are “Breath” by James Nestor, “Breathing for Warriors” by Dr. Belisa Vranich/ Brian Sabin and “The Oxygen Advantage” by Patrick McKeown.
Here in the photo at 12,000 ft, the high country mountains have been my greatest teacher of breathwork 🏔🙏🏽⛰❤️🏔🧘🏽‍♂️.
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To learn more about healthy breathing practices for exercise and beyond please come checkout @ironlionstudio @ironlionpt.
#breathe #breath #breathwork #breathworkhealing #breathworktraining #meditation #nasalbreathing #nasal #nitricoxide #co2 #altitude #highaltitude #kettlebells #kettlebell #kettlebellworkout #kettlebelltraining #steelmaces #steelmace #steelclubworkouts #steelmaces #strengthandconditioning #personaltrainers #personaltraining #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapist #coloradosprings
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Hidden gem! On the subject of the Turkish Getup (TGU), we often discuss how it links the majority of the basic movement patterns in one great exercise. The hidden gem that is oftentimes overlooked in the TGU is the concept of “spinal segmentation“.
When l teach people how to use their core under loaded situations l typically use the analogy of making a solid, pressurized cylinder to create a stable platform for movement. While this is appropriate for the majority of loaded movement patterns it is not the only way the core and spine is designed to transfer force during movement. Spinal segmentation can be generally defined as the ability to move one vertebrae at a time going in or out of spinal flexion. This skill is particularly essential to maintain thoracic mobility and interact with the ground effectively in sports like jujitsu. Without the ability to segment, the thoracic spine becomes ridged and sacrifices movement from the stable platform of the sacral-lumbar region. This limits healthy options for movement in various athletic scenarios and causes low back pain. To emphasize segmentation with the TGU you can drill the first part of the movement where you roll to the elbow and immediately back down. Here Calvin is performing a full TGU. Notice how he rolls up and back down to the floor. The TGU can be considered an integrated progression from the standard “cat and cow” entry point to spinal segmentation education.  The TGU movement teaches the athlete how to transition back and forth between a ridged cylinder and a snake like function of the core. For more information please checkout @ironlionstudio @ironlionpt
#kettlebell #kettlebellworkout #tgu #terkishgetup #terkishgetups #spinalsegmentation #spinalsegmentalmovement #personaltrainer #personaltrainingstudio #strengthandconditioning #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapist #physicalhealth #sports #jujitsu #core #thoracicmobility #thoracicoutletsyndrome #thoracic

Hidden gem! On the subject of the Turkish Getup (TGU), we often discuss how it links the majority of the basic movement patterns in one great exercise. The hidden gem that is oftentimes overlooked in the TGU is the concept of “spinal segmentation“.
When l teach people how to use their core under loaded situations l typically use the analogy of making a solid, pressurized cylinder to create a stable platform for movement. While this is appropriate for the majority of loaded movement patterns it is not the only way the core and spine is designed to transfer force during movement. Spinal segmentation can be generally defined as the ability to move one vertebrae at a time going in or out of spinal flexion. This skill is particularly essential to maintain thoracic mobility and interact with the ground effectively in sports like jujitsu. Without the ability to segment, the thoracic spine becomes ridged and sacrifices movement from the stable platform of the sacral-lumbar region. This limits healthy options for movement in various athletic scenarios and causes low back pain. To emphasize segmentation with the TGU you can drill the first part of the movement where you roll to the elbow and immediately back down. Here Calvin is performing a full TGU. Notice how he rolls up and back down to the floor. The TGU can be considered an integrated progression from the standard “cat and cow” entry point to spinal segmentation education. The TGU movement teaches the athlete how to transition back and forth between a ridged cylinder and a snake like function of the core. For more information please checkout @ironlionstudio @ironlionpt
#kettlebell #kettlebellworkout #tgu #terkishgetup #terkishgetups #spinalsegmentation #spinalsegmentalmovement #personaltrainer #personaltrainingstudio #strengthandconditioning #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapist #physicalhealth #sports #jujitsu #core #thoracicmobility #thoracicoutletsyndrome #thoracic
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Paradigm shift! When assessing how well a rehabilitation program is designed the new Gold standard is “How far away is the squat rack from the rehab table”. To have a synergy between manual rehabilitation, movement education and mechanical loading is a critical link to getting back to play or a state of well-being in a short time frame. 
Research shows that rehab programs have faster returns when you can immediately integrate the new access of range of motion with movement patterning and mechanical reinforcement (i.e. squats). If you have to drive to another facility to link these objectives you have greatly compromised the process.
Here at Iron Lion Rehab & Performance we have the dynamic of “table to rack” set up for you to have the greatest success and outcome in your rehabilitation programming. In order to fully enjoy and get the most out of what you do it is essential to parallel physical performance with injury resilience. If you are looking for a paradigm shift in the way rehabilitation and real world performance are paired please come check out @ironlionstudio & @ironlionpt.
#kettlebell #kettlebelltraining #steelmaceeducation #steelmace #strengthtraining #strengthandconditioningcoach #steelclubs #steelclubworkouts #slacklinemasters #physicaltherapy #personaltrainer #personaltrainer #personaldevelopment #injuryprevention #injuryrecovery #injury #injuryrehab #performance #performancetraining #injuryresilience #physicaltherapist #dryneedling #dryneedlingtherapy #manualtherapy

Paradigm shift! When assessing how well a rehabilitation program is designed the new Gold standard is “How far away is the squat rack from the rehab table”. To have a synergy between manual rehabilitation, movement education and mechanical loading is a critical link to getting back to play or a state of well-being in a short time frame.
Research shows that rehab programs have faster returns when you can immediately integrate the new access of range of motion with movement patterning and mechanical reinforcement (i.e. squats). If you have to drive to another facility to link these objectives you have greatly compromised the process.
Here at Iron Lion Rehab & Performance we have the dynamic of “table to rack” set up for you to have the greatest success and outcome in your rehabilitation programming. In order to fully enjoy and get the most out of what you do it is essential to parallel physical performance with injury resilience. If you are looking for a paradigm shift in the way rehabilitation and real world performance are paired please come check out @ironlionstudio & @ironlionpt.
#kettlebell #kettlebelltraining #steelmaceeducation #steelmace #strengthtraining #strengthandconditioningcoach #steelclubs #steelclubworkouts #slacklinemasters #physicaltherapy #personaltrainer #personaltrainer #personaldevelopment #injuryprevention #injuryrecovery #injury #injuryrehab #performance #performancetraining #injuryresilience #physicaltherapist #dryneedling #dryneedlingtherapy #manualtherapy
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The cradle! The offset Archer is one of my favorite landmark positions to integrate the connections between hip and shoulder stability. When loaded with a heavier caliber Mace this landmark takes on different character, requiring a high degree of glute squeezing and core bracing, similar to a conventional deadlift.
Beyond being body organized and prying apart the Mace, there is an overlooked detail I often see being neglected.
Dialing in the “cradle” position of the hand when holding the sphere end of the Mace can mean the difference between yielding benefits or pain with the Offset Archer.
When l see the Offset Archer executed l often see people holding the sphere end with an unhealthy shoulder position, often too internally rotated, with the thumb vector pointing up👆🏾and the pinky vector pointing down 👇🏾! To yield the benefits of this movement it is critical to externally rotate the shoulder and arm to screw it into the Lat shelf.  This allows the shoulder socket to have maximum integrity that can stabilize a heavy load far away from the body! If you execute this skill detail properly you will be holding the sphere of the mace in a cradle position of the hand with the pinky vector pointing up 👆🏾! This will be a game changer as far as feedback and stability carryover to other movements. To learn more about the  refined points of Mace training Please DM @ironlionpt and  l @ironlionstudio to inquire about our introductory Mace class starting this Wednesday Dec. 8, 6-8pm. We have a couple spots still available for this week!
#steelmace #steelmacetraining #steelmaceexercises #steelmaceflow #steelmaceworkout #steelmaceexercise #steelmaceyoga #steelmacewomen #steelmacewarriors #steelmaceeducation #steelmaceyoga #steelmacechallenge #steelmaceclass #coloradosprings #personaltrainer #personaltrainingstudio #strengthandconditioningspecialist #strengthandconditioningcoach #hollistichealth #holistictraining #kettlebell #kettlebellspecialist #kettlebellworkout #kettlebelltraining #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapist #introduction

The cradle! The offset Archer is one of my favorite landmark positions to integrate the connections between hip and shoulder stability. When loaded with a heavier caliber Mace this landmark takes on different character, requiring a high degree of glute squeezing and core bracing, similar to a conventional deadlift.
Beyond being body organized and prying apart the Mace, there is an overlooked detail I often see being neglected.
Dialing in the “cradle” position of the hand when holding the sphere end of the Mace can mean the difference between yielding benefits or pain with the Offset Archer.
When l see the Offset Archer executed l often see people holding the sphere end with an unhealthy shoulder position, often too internally rotated, with the thumb vector pointing up👆🏾and the pinky vector pointing down 👇🏾! To yield the benefits of this movement it is critical to externally rotate the shoulder and arm to screw it into the Lat shelf. This allows the shoulder socket to have maximum integrity that can stabilize a heavy load far away from the body! If you execute this skill detail properly you will be holding the sphere of the mace in a cradle position of the hand with the pinky vector pointing up 👆🏾! This will be a game changer as far as feedback and stability carryover to other movements. To learn more about the refined points of Mace training Please DM @ironlionpt and l @ironlionstudio to inquire about our introductory Mace class starting this Wednesday Dec. 8, 6-8pm. We have a couple spots still available for this week!
#steelmace #steelmacetraining #steelmaceexercises #steelmaceflow #steelmaceworkout #steelmaceexercise #steelmaceyoga #steelmacewomen #steelmacewarriors #steelmaceeducation #steelmaceyoga #steelmacechallenge #steelmaceclass #coloradosprings #personaltrainer #personaltrainingstudio #strengthandconditioningspecialist #strengthandconditioningcoach #hollistichealth #holistictraining #kettlebell #kettlebellspecialist #kettlebellworkout #kettlebelltraining #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapist #introduction
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Two Wolves! An old Cherokee chief teaching his grandson about life...
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”A fight is going on inside me he said to the boy”.
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“It’s a terrible fight and it’s between two wolves.”
“One is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self pity, guilt, resentment, superiority, lies and ego. 
The other is empathy, humility, benevolence, generosity, compassion, truth, love and spirit!”
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“This same fight is going on within you and inside of every other person, too.”
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“Which one will win? “ The grandson asked.
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“The one you feed” the Chief replied.
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-Cherokee proverb .
#strengthquotes #quotes #proverbs #steelmace #steelmacetraining #steelmaceexercises #meditation #kettlebells #kettlebellworkout #kettlebelltraining #personaltrainer #personaltraining #coloradosprings #steelmaceclasses #physicaltherapy #holistichealth #strength #strengthcoach #breathing #breathingexercises #balance #yinyang

Two Wolves! An old Cherokee chief teaching his grandson about life...
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”A fight is going on inside me he said to the boy”.
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“It’s a terrible fight and it’s between two wolves.”
“One is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self pity, guilt, resentment, superiority, lies and ego.
The other is empathy, humility, benevolence, generosity, compassion, truth, love and spirit!”
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“This same fight is going on within you and inside of every other person, too.”
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“Which one will win? “ The grandson asked.
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“The one you feed” the Chief replied.
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-Cherokee proverb .
#strengthquotes #quotes #proverbs #steelmace #steelmacetraining #steelmaceexercises #meditation #kettlebells #kettlebellworkout #kettlebelltraining #personaltrainer #personaltraining #coloradosprings #steelmaceclasses #physicaltherapy #holistichealth #strength #strengthcoach #breathing #breathingexercises #balance #yinyang
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Scapular stability! To perform dynamic movements of the arms as well as high force/tension, we need to have stability of the shoulder joint complex. The shoulder is composed of four major joints that all need to  network and move in concert to throw, crawl or transfer resistance healthfully. Scapular stability is the foundation preceding healthy upper extremity movement and mobility. 
A stable scapula can be visual identifiable by a flat compression of the scapula blade against the ribs with no winging. This can be screened in a variety of positions and movements that you or your clients are performing. In no circumstances should you be able to see or palpably feel the ridge of the scapula protracted away from the ribs!
When we think of scapula stabilizing movements we often default to band work or arm bar and get up work with Kettlebells, which is correct! An often overlooked movement for scapular stability is the variety of loaded hinge movements. The basic conventional deadlift or its variations should be at the foundation of your shoulder rehabilitation program or your should seek out another therapist/trainer 😉!
This movement creates the postural foundation for the scapula to sit properly on the rib cage. It also builds a rock solid integrity between your shoulder and hip girdle, forming that all important “Lat shelf”. Here in this video l am performing a one arm deadlift with a 68kg(150lbs) Kettlebell. This form of a deadlift was very popular during the physical culture days when Kettlebells of this size were commonly hanging around at your local courage corner. This movement can easily be performed with a barbell but l like the way a Kettlebell puts the center of mass directly below the shoulder and adds a cumbersome nature to the lift. 
The key point in this movement is to resist to rotational force of the offset weight. Kettlebells 32kgs and up would have a good training effect for an athletic client. If you would like to learn more about shoulder health or just play with some old school physical culture size strength tools, come checkout @ironlionstudio.
#onearmdeadlifts #onearmdeadlift #shoulderworkout #kettlebells #kettlebellworkout #kettlebelltra

Scapular stability! To perform dynamic movements of the arms as well as high force/tension, we need to have stability of the shoulder joint complex. The shoulder is composed of four major joints that all need to network and move in concert to throw, crawl or transfer resistance healthfully. Scapular stability is the foundation preceding healthy upper extremity movement and mobility.
A stable scapula can be visual identifiable by a flat compression of the scapula blade against the ribs with no winging. This can be screened in a variety of positions and movements that you or your clients are performing. In no circumstances should you be able to see or palpably feel the ridge of the scapula protracted away from the ribs!
When we think of scapula stabilizing movements we often default to band work or arm bar and get up work with Kettlebells, which is correct! An often overlooked movement for scapular stability is the variety of loaded hinge movements. The basic conventional deadlift or its variations should be at the foundation of your shoulder rehabilitation program or your should seek out another therapist/trainer 😉!
This movement creates the postural foundation for the scapula to sit properly on the rib cage. It also builds a rock solid integrity between your shoulder and hip girdle, forming that all important “Lat shelf”. Here in this video l am performing a one arm deadlift with a 68kg(150lbs) Kettlebell. This form of a deadlift was very popular during the physical culture days when Kettlebells of this size were commonly hanging around at your local courage corner. This movement can easily be performed with a barbell but l like the way a Kettlebell puts the center of mass directly below the shoulder and adds a cumbersome nature to the lift.
The key point in this movement is to resist to rotational force of the offset weight. Kettlebells 32kgs and up would have a good training effect for an athletic client. If you would like to learn more about shoulder health or just play with some old school physical culture size strength tools, come checkout @ironlionstudio.
#onearmdeadlifts #onearmdeadlift #shoulderworkout #kettlebells #kettlebellworkout #kettlebelltra
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A narrow corridor! When l first started to research Mace/Gada training, this was the first instructional que that l can remember hearing to execute a perfect swing technique. At the time there was very limited information on this type of training other than traditional videos from India on YouTube. Then l saw a video of a modernized version of Mace training by the one and only @mr.maceman Rik Brown. Now his technique of a “narrow corridor” has been passed on by many strength schools and instructors with great success.
The narrow corridor is a technique that allows both safety and efficacy in the swing movement. You can see in this video that l could actually swing the Mace in a narrow hallway. This is executed by keeping the Mace very close to the body, both posteriorly and anteriorly as it swings into the pendulum.
There is a big learning curve from the point of holding a Mace in front of you, to actually “sending it” over your shoulder for a 360 swing. Kinesthetically knowing your key landmark positions is crucial to knowing where to dump the Mace over your shoulder and also how to receive it once it has made a 360 degree rotation.
If you are interested in learning how to use a steel Mace, please come join @ironlionpt and l for an introductory class @ironlionstudio on Wednesday, Jan. 8th @6-8pm. You will learn the foundations that will allow you to operate a Mace safely and effectively!!! Please DM us to sign up and for more details.
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#coloradosprings #kettlebellworkout #kettlebelltraining #kettlebells #kettlebellexercises #steelmace #steelmacetraining #steelmaceflow #steelmacewomen #steelmaceworkout #steelmaceworkshop #steelmaceworkshops #steelmaceeducation #steelmaceyoga #steelmaceexercises #steelclubs #steelclubtraining #steelclub #steelmaceclass #personaltrainer #personaltraining #personaltrainingstudio

A narrow corridor! When l first started to research Mace/Gada training, this was the first instructional que that l can remember hearing to execute a perfect swing technique. At the time there was very limited information on this type of training other than traditional videos from India on YouTube. Then l saw a video of a modernized version of Mace training by the one and only @mr.maceman Rik Brown. Now his technique of a “narrow corridor” has been passed on by many strength schools and instructors with great success.
The narrow corridor is a technique that allows both safety and efficacy in the swing movement. You can see in this video that l could actually swing the Mace in a narrow hallway. This is executed by keeping the Mace very close to the body, both posteriorly and anteriorly as it swings into the pendulum.
There is a big learning curve from the point of holding a Mace in front of you, to actually “sending it” over your shoulder for a 360 swing. Kinesthetically knowing your key landmark positions is crucial to knowing where to dump the Mace over your shoulder and also how to receive it once it has made a 360 degree rotation.
If you are interested in learning how to use a steel Mace, please come join @ironlionpt and l for an introductory class @ironlionstudio on Wednesday, Jan. 8th @6-8pm. You will learn the foundations that will allow you to operate a Mace safely and effectively!!! Please DM us to sign up and for more details.
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#coloradosprings #kettlebellworkout #kettlebelltraining #kettlebells #kettlebellexercises #steelmace #steelmacetraining #steelmaceflow #steelmacewomen #steelmaceworkout #steelmaceworkshop #steelmaceworkshops #steelmaceeducation #steelmaceyoga #steelmaceexercises #steelclubs #steelclubtraining #steelclub #steelmaceclass #personaltrainer #personaltraining #personaltrainingstudio
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Asymmetry! When developing healthy movement patterns it is important to become aware of asymmetries with strength and mobility that can exists in certain segments of the body. 
Asymmetries are more complex than just being dominantly stronger or more developed on one side of the body. Because of the way our muscular-skeletal system is designed, weaknesses in muscles and instability of certain joint structures can come from distal areas that you might not consider. 
One of the reasons l love using the Mace as a movement education tool with my clients, is that it challenges these contralateral and ipsilateral connections that create symmetrical balances in strength and movement.
The movement here in this video was inspired by the “McGill curl up” from @backfitpro. I like this position because it forces the abdominals to create a synergy with glute function and a cohesiveness with stubborn hip flexor tightness.
Applying the offset lever of the Mace with a horizontal pressing pattern stimulates both tangible awareness and capacity to connect areas that are not networking well. For example l often see my clients shoulder stability being challenged on the loaded side of the Mace. This is often remedied by getting them organized and neutral at the core level on the opposite side of the body, where the Mace is starting to peel them off the floor. 
This movement is deceptively challenging and will require the ability to create strong core stability that doesn’t yield to ventilation or loaded limb movement. If you want to see the a good explanation of the prerequisite movement for this Mace Floor Press check out a recent post from @ironlionpt. 
If you are interested in learning more about how to operate a Mace effectively please DM us to sign up for our introductory class on Wednesday, January 8th @ironlionstudio. You will learn a ton of valuable information that will go beyond the Mace and can be used at any stage of life.
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#coloradosprings #kettlebellworkout #kettlebelltraining #kettlebells #kettlebellexercises #steelmace #steelmacetraining #steelmaceexercises #steelclubs #steelclubtraining #steelclub #steelmaceclass #personaltrainer #personaltraining #personaltraining

Asymmetry! When developing healthy movement patterns it is important to become aware of asymmetries with strength and mobility that can exists in certain segments of the body.
Asymmetries are more complex than just being dominantly stronger or more developed on one side of the body. Because of the way our muscular-skeletal system is designed, weaknesses in muscles and instability of certain joint structures can come from distal areas that you might not consider.
One of the reasons l love using the Mace as a movement education tool with my clients, is that it challenges these contralateral and ipsilateral connections that create symmetrical balances in strength and movement.
The movement here in this video was inspired by the “McGill curl up” from @backfitpro. I like this position because it forces the abdominals to create a synergy with glute function and a cohesiveness with stubborn hip flexor tightness.
Applying the offset lever of the Mace with a horizontal pressing pattern stimulates both tangible awareness and capacity to connect areas that are not networking well. For example l often see my clients shoulder stability being challenged on the loaded side of the Mace. This is often remedied by getting them organized and neutral at the core level on the opposite side of the body, where the Mace is starting to peel them off the floor.
This movement is deceptively challenging and will require the ability to create strong core stability that doesn’t yield to ventilation or loaded limb movement. If you want to see the a good explanation of the prerequisite movement for this Mace Floor Press check out a recent post from @ironlionpt.
If you are interested in learning more about how to operate a Mace effectively please DM us to sign up for our introductory class on Wednesday, January 8th @ironlionstudio. You will learn a ton of valuable information that will go beyond the Mace and can be used at any stage of life.
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#coloradosprings #kettlebellworkout #kettlebelltraining #kettlebells #kettlebellexercises #steelmace #steelmacetraining #steelmaceexercises #steelclubs #steelclubtraining #steelclub #steelmaceclass #personaltrainer #personaltraining #personaltraining
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Fundamentals of the Mace! While spending a lot of time recreating in the Mountains this summer🏔🚐 🚵🏾‍♂️🚵🏾‍♀️🧗🏽‍♂️🧗🏽‍♀️🚣🏼‍♂️🚣🏾‍♀️, @ironlionpt and l developed a class that teaches the key landmark positions and skills required to have a safe and effective Mace training experience. The Mace is a martial art within it self as it requires specific body positions and operating procedures to yield positive results. Please come join us at our studio on January 8th from 6-8pm to learn how to execute these skills in your Mace practice. If you are interested please DM or call 719-310-4046 for more details. 
#steelmaceclass#kettlebell #kettlebellworkout #kettlebelltraining #kettlebells #kettlebellexercises #steelmace #steelmacetraining #steelmaceexercises #steelclubs #steelclubtraining #steelclub #onnitsteelclubs #personaltrainer #personaltraining #personaltrainingstudio #personaltrainingsession #personaltrainerlife #coach #strengthtraining #strengthandconditioning  #outdoorrecreation #sportsinjuryprevention #injuryrecovery #sportsinjuries #physicaltherapy #manualtherapy #dryneedling #coloradosprings

Fundamentals of the Mace! While spending a lot of time recreating in the Mountains this summer🏔🚐 🚵🏾‍♂️🚵🏾‍♀️🧗🏽‍♂️🧗🏽‍♀️🚣🏼‍♂️🚣🏾‍♀️, @ironlionpt and l developed a class that teaches the key landmark positions and skills required to have a safe and effective Mace training experience. The Mace is a martial art within it self as it requires specific body positions and operating procedures to yield positive results. Please come join us at our studio on January 8th from 6-8pm to learn how to execute these skills in your Mace practice. If you are interested please DM or call 719-310-4046 for more details.
#steelmaceclass#kettlebell #kettlebellworkout #kettlebelltraining #kettlebells #kettlebellexercises #steelmace #steelmacetraining #steelmaceexercises #steelclubs #steelclubtraining #steelclub #onnitsteelclubs #personaltrainer #personaltraining #personaltrainingstudio #personaltrainingsession #personaltrainerlife #coach #strengthtraining #strengthandconditioning #outdoorrecreation #sportsinjuryprevention #injuryrecovery #sportsinjuries #physicaltherapy #manualtherapy #dryneedling #coloradosprings
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Get organized! One of the major advantages of using tools like Maces, Steel clubs and Kettlebells is that you can challenge your ability to maintain the organization of your body mechanics through a multitude of movement patterns and loading angles. Staying organized trough transitional movement patterns is what allows us to create power and maintain locomotion in dynamic situations. This also what allows us to protect our joints and move with resilience. 
Staying organized is the ability to maintain proper core stability, joint congruence and breathing ventilation while transitioning from one body position into another. 
In this video I’m using 35lb Steel club and transitioning between hinge and squat patterns with multi-planar loading angles. This movement really challenges the body to get tight, breathe and modulate proper tension. 
I like using this movement as a finisher as it’s great for conditioning. Grab a heavy Steel club and set a timer for 2-3 minutes. The magic happens when the breath rate becomes elevated about a minute into on this drill! If you would like to know more about using unconventional training tools like Maces, Steel Clubs and Kettlebells, please checkout @ironlionstudio. 
Also, if you are local in Colorado Springs, @ironlionpt and l will be at the COS Winter Sports & Recreation Expo this Wednesday evening. Location at The Ivywild School, November 20th at 5 pm. Come on down and learn more about the synergy we build between manual therapies and movement education! #kettlebell #kettlebellworkout #kettlebelltraining #kettlebells #kettlebellexercises #steelmace #steelmacetraining #steelmaceexercises #steelclubs #steelclubtraining #steelclub #onnitsteelclubs #personaltrainer #personaltraining #personaltrainingstudio #personaltrainingsession #personaltrainerlife #coach #strengthtraining #strengthandconditioning #strength #outdoorrecreation #sports #injuryprevention #injuryrecovery #sportsinjuries #physicaltherapy #manualtherapy #dryneedling #coloradosprings

Get organized! One of the major advantages of using tools like Maces, Steel clubs and Kettlebells is that you can challenge your ability to maintain the organization of your body mechanics through a multitude of movement patterns and loading angles. Staying organized trough transitional movement patterns is what allows us to create power and maintain locomotion in dynamic situations. This also what allows us to protect our joints and move with resilience.
Staying organized is the ability to maintain proper core stability, joint congruence and breathing ventilation while transitioning from one body position into another.
In this video I’m using 35lb Steel club and transitioning between hinge and squat patterns with multi-planar loading angles. This movement really challenges the body to get tight, breathe and modulate proper tension.
I like using this movement as a finisher as it’s great for conditioning. Grab a heavy Steel club and set a timer for 2-3 minutes. The magic happens when the breath rate becomes elevated about a minute into on this drill! If you would like to know more about using unconventional training tools like Maces, Steel Clubs and Kettlebells, please checkout @ironlionstudio.
Also, if you are local in Colorado Springs, @ironlionpt and l will be at the COS Winter Sports & Recreation Expo this Wednesday evening. Location at The Ivywild School, November 20th at 5 pm. Come on down and learn more about the synergy we build between manual therapies and movement education! #kettlebell #kettlebellworkout #kettlebelltraining #kettlebells #kettlebellexercises #steelmace #steelmacetraining #steelmaceexercises #steelclubs #steelclubtraining #steelclub #onnitsteelclubs #personaltrainer #personaltraining #personaltrainingstudio #personaltrainingsession #personaltrainerlife #coach #strengthtraining #strengthandconditioning #strength #outdoorrecreation #sports #injuryprevention #injuryrecovery #sportsinjuries #physicaltherapy #manualtherapy #dryneedling #coloradosprings
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