This book contains information on how to run a workshop in your CrossFit box or any other gym that wants to help their students improve their efficiency with the American Swing and Kettlebell Snatches.
It is assumed you will have a foundation or knowledge of both exercises prior to running this workshop. Having said that, the book does include a format which could teach yourself, it also has plenty of external links to high quality articles and videos to understand what is explained in the workshop format.
The primary aim of this workshop is to improve efficiency in American Swings and Kettlebell Snatches. This goal is achieved by building the movement up from hip hinging, to conventional swing, swing variations, snatch and snatch variations; and most importantly, making participants understand how these variations affect performance and muscles.
Most of this material is written as if directly speaking to the audience, this allows you to read and speak directly from the material, rather than first reading, deciphering and deciding how to present it to the audience. I’ve run this workshop several times and left some of the parts in that apply to me, you should edit those parts out.
Can be used as a 4 hour workshop or for self study: the primary aim being to improve efficiency with the American Swing and Kettlebell Snatches. This goal is achieved by building the movement up from Hip Hinging to the Conventional Kettlebell Swing AKA Russian Swing, covering swing and snatch variations, and finally getting across these variations affect performance and muscles so the right choices can be made at the right time.
Kettlebell Swing and Snatch Efficiency in CrossFit Workshop by Cavemantraining is a great manual on how to run a four hour workshop, covering the kettlebell swing and snatch for CrossFit. It has some great videos that illustrate the differences between the sport, training and hard styles of kettlebell work. It also does a great job discussing and explaining when each style is preferred based on what your goals are. This is especially beneficial for CrossFitters who are just starting with kettlebells giving them a good guide on the different methods, their advantages and to use them for efficiency.
The biggest value to this book though is for the CrossFit coach. It expertly breaks down by the minute how to run a four hour workshop/seminar. If you don’t have a lot of experience running seminars, this guide is indispensable. Knowing how long to spend on each lesson, and what to cover makes holding a workshop a breeze. Even if you have a lot of experience in running workshops, this is a great guide and everyone from the novice to the expert will take several great pieces of advice from it.
Jason Howell from CrossFit Team Offutt Tactical Fitness