Official Website of Sarah E. Rippel, BS, CPT, FMS

-KB Snatch/Windmill/OH Squat-

Bored?   Love kettlebells?

Try this tasty little kettlebell complex! 🙂


8 responses

  1. I need to get me some kettlebells! 🙂

    May 9, 2009 at 10:37 am

    • Hey Sandy!
      Yes you do! Until you do, however, you can do this with a good ol’ dumbbell! OR better yet…if you have a Bodybar (I use a 15 lb one), the windmills ROCK with it! Talk about shoulder stabilization! Great stuff!
      Yours in Health,

      May 9, 2009 at 10:39 am

      • DDRdiva

        Wow, you can do windmills with a body bar? Just by holding it in the middle? What a cool idea – I’ll have to try that. What other kettlebell exercises can be done with a body bar? (I imagine swings would be hard) Talk about thinking outside the box!

        Also I’m curious, why do you keep your hand open at the top of the snatch and windmill? I’ve seen some kettlebell instructors tell people to “crush” the handle. Just a different style, or what?

        May 11, 2009 at 8:16 am

        • Try ’em! Because the bar is long, it changes the exercise up somewhat. You have to grip it and keep it balanced! 🙂
          I have the habit of keeping my hand open at the top when using the 8kilo. I don’t know why I do it…yes, it’s said that you’re supposed to “crush” the handle, but I don’t when using 8 kilos. Now, if we’re talking 12kilos, yes, I do! I guess it’s easy to get away with it when using easy weight. I’m able to maintain tension down my arm and thru the shoulder without gripping the handle.
          I like to think I have my own style! 😀 Not too long ago, I received a very nice compliment from one of my Facebook buddies…he said I was a “combination of Jason C. Brown, Anthony DiLuglio, Lauren Brooks, and Steve Cotter.” I thought that rocked! Still thinking about a cert…most likely via Cotter and I still am interested in CST!
          Hmmmmm…I think I want to buy a house first!

          May 11, 2009 at 8:30 am

  2. Another terrific video, Sarah!

    Thanks for making them and making it soooo clear how to do the exercises! I’m a newbie with KBs so your vids are a great help!

    BTW, I really like your MTM 1.0 ebook! Anyone reading this should go ahead and get it for themselves! Great set of exercises to build a program around…

    Looking forward to your next post!


    May 9, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    • Hey Fred!
      Thank you! I’ll keep doing things this way! I’ll also throw a bit of humor in here and there as well! 🙂
      KBs rock! I’m sure you realize this already!
      I’m glad you dig my ebook! When I set out to write it, I didn’t want to get overwhelmed…I wanted to keep it simple, because I felt that’s what would work best for people, and then later I could expand on the concept by creating other workouts/ebooks. I have a system for creating programs for my clients, and I wanted to use this as best as I could in creating the workouts for the book. As I talk about in the book, i’m concerned with movements, NOT muscle groups. What i’ve come to realize in working with clients day in and day out is that no two people are the same, but many of us share similar dysfunctions in movement patterns. By addressing each movement pattern, and starting out with some very basic exercises, it’s like you’re creating a “clean slate” with which to add more complicated “fun” exercises down the road!
      Kettlebell training fits right into this way of thinking, so you can expect workouts that include KBs in the future.
      Thanks for your support!

      Yours in Health,

      May 10, 2009 at 6:52 am

  3. DDRdiva

    I love your top, and I gotta say, that bootcamp has done YOU a lot of good! You look great!

    May 11, 2009 at 8:00 am

    • Thanks, Sue!
      I got it at Target a few weeks ago! They have some cute workout stuff right now! 🙂
      Bootcamp keeps me on my toes and TAN! I gotta remember to wear sunscreen b/c from here on out, i’m in the sun on a daily basis! Weekends are for pool parties and the party barge! woohoo!
      Have a great week!

      May 11, 2009 at 8:23 am

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