Kettlebell Corrective Strategies and Techniques – Hip and Shoulder

InstructorVincent Metzo
TypeOnline Course
Certificate70% of quiz marks
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Welcome to the Kettlebell Corrective Strategies and Techniques online learning module. This course covers the Hip Joint and the Shoulder Joint Complex. We like to say we don’t teach kettlebells, we teach people. After many years of teaching kettlebell instructor workshops, it became apparent that there was a disconnect between the principles of training that could be applied to strength and conditioning with kettlebells and to prehabilitation, post-rehabilitation and corrective exercise with kettlebells. There isn’t a black and white, absolute indication or contraindication for using kettlebells, instead there is the application of the principles of training, anatomy, biomechanics, assessment and programming that can be applied to using any tool with any client.

There are many tools available to trainers, coaches and therapists. Furthermore, there are many methods, techniques, and strategies with which to apply the tools to safely and effectively realize the relevant goals of the clients program. However, in this day of weekend certification courses and a focus on tools and methods, the underlying principles of training are often lost. Ralph Waldo Emerson writes the following on principles;


“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss. As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.”

In this online course, we start with the anatomical and biomechanical principles pertaining to the hip and the shoulder joint complex. With this foundation and the principles of training: SAID Principle, Overload Principle, and Specificity Principle, we can apply the methods contained in this course to safely and effectively help clients in a way that is relevant to the goals of their program. It’s the professional judgment of the practitioner that makes the choice of exercises in a program effective and not the blind adherence to a method, technique or tool. It is our hope that this course will increase the ability of the practitioner to apply these and other exercises for the hip joint and its movements to help clients achieve their potential by enhancing the foundational principles that govern exercise selection and progression.

Application of this information or any part of it should always be made by a professional exercising his or her professional skill or judgement with due regard to all the circumstances of a particular client/case. The information in this online course is for educational purposes only. It should not be construed as medical advice by Vincent Metzo. The presentations are of a technical nature designed for fitness professionals, and delivered by professionals. The printed material received should not be redistributed.

Section 1CST - The Hip
Lecture 1The Hip - Introduction
Lecture 2Hip Functional Anatomy
Lecture 3Hip Assessment
Lecture 4Hip Exercises
Section Quiz
Section 2The Shoulder Joint Complex
Lecture 5The Shoulder Introduction
Lecture 6Shoulder Functional Anatomy
Lecture 7Shoulder Assessment
Lecture 8Shoulder Exercises
Section Quiz
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