THE HINGE

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The Hinge

I know I said the squat was my favorite basic human movement. And it is! I would never lie to you. In my boastful opinion, the beauty and usefulness of the squat is unparalleled.

However, the hinge corresponds directly to deadlifts and kettlebell swings, and this, my friends, makes it my favorite exercise pattern. I don’t think I’m alone.

In fact, the “bend and snap” received appropriate acclaim when featured in the unforgettable 2001 comedy Legally Blonde. Reese Witherspoon’s flirty demonstration stands in stark contrast, however, to how I typically view the raw savagery of a max-effort deadlift.

Anyway, the hinge is incredibly useful in everyday life, but functional technique is often lacking, which leads to back pain–the searing, heat-of-the-moment kind, as well as the chronic, nagging kind.

Let’s fix that.alyssa-is-fit-fab-41

And then once we’ve got you moving better in everyday life, let’s add kettlebell swings to burn off any lingering fat supplies. The swing is high-intensity, making it super metabolic, and because it engages some of the largest muscles in our bodies, the caloric expenditure is ‘UGE. Kettlebooty, anyone? The kettlebell swing is potent.

If you want to learn to hinge better so that you can move more freely in regular ol’ life–and maybe eventually want to step up your fitness game with some deadlifts and swings–drop your info below and JOIN IN THE FUN!

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