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Proper Kettlebell Swing Form | Bret Contreras

Proper Kettlebell Swing Form | Bret Contreras | Functional Fitness | Scoop.it
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Bret Contreras is one of the best sources I've found for quality fitness information, especially in regards to the all important posterior chain. Here is a collection of videos he's curated regarding the Kettlebell Swing. 

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T NATION | Maximal Fat Loss, Minimal Equipment

T NATION | Maximal Fat Loss, Minimal Equipment | Functional Fitness | Scoop.it
T NATION - The Best Strength Training and Bodybuilding Articles, Workouts, and Supplements to Help You Get Bigger, Stronger, and Leaner!
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Yoga Journal - Yoga Anatomy - Opening the Heart

Yoga article: Just as you can practice heart opening in your thoughts and emotions, you can also experience opening the heart space in your physical body.
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Ribcage mobility is something that recently came onto my radar; and has been both difficult and rewarding as I've tried to implement it into my approach to health and fitness. As I have learned about it I realized that I had heard regular refrences to the concept from the world of Yoga, using the term 'open your heart'. This article gives a quick rundown. 

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T NATION | Stretching Doesn't Work

T NATION | Stretching Doesn't Work | Functional Fitness | Scoop.it
Stretching and mobility aren't the same thing. Here's the solution to getting Matrix-like movement.
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I'm posting a lot of T Nation articles here lately. I am finding it to be a good source of solid information so far. 

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T NATION | The Metabolic Swing

T NATION | The Metabolic Swing | Functional Fitness | Scoop.it
One simple exercise can help you build more power and athleticism than any other. Oh, and it'll get you ripped too. DJ breaks it down!
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The Hip-Hinge is one of the most important concepts that I have ever come across in my persuit of better health. It is presented here by Dan John, with an introduction to the kettlebell swing. 

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Screw your standing desk, how about squatting?

Screw your standing desk, how about squatting? | Functional Fitness | Scoop.it
When the first standing desk movement came up, I was pretty much in love. Why? Standing at work, sometimes even walking (treadmill desks anyone?) during wo
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Weird delivery. I like it none the less. 

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Awakening the Psoas

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The Psoas Awakening Series synergistically combines the standing poses to awaken the psoas. We accomplish this by first contracting the psoas in poses that face forward, then in poses that face the side.
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