At our first class, we had a sub instructor. He was super nice, albeit a bit low-spoken for me, and his preferred method of kettlebell instruction was squat-based. Last night, our regular instructor led the class. She was definitely louder and more involved with those taking the class (there are just nine of us) and her preferred method of instruction is agatsu.
Well, I had no clue what agatsu was, but I quickly learned that this style of teaching favors your hamstrings in your technique versus having you focus on squats when doing double hand swings, etc. So it's constantly locking your hips and thinking about closing a car door with your glutes. It took me a while to get the hang of the new technique, and I was thankful the instructor took some extra time to work with me. Here's to hoping I can continue to improve as I can certainly understand why kettlebell training is so effective. CrossFit peeps: which technique do you practice?
At a balmy 42 degrees F today, the girls and I decided to hit up the park. It wasn't very crowded which was a bit of a bummer (we like having other dogs to play with) and that's probably because 1) people work during the day and 2) all of the snow was packed down and forming into ice. We survived though and had a nice hour or so of running and chuck-it fetching.