Saturday, January 31, 2009

My Plow

I video taped myself today demonstrating how I get myself into the Plow position. Please excuse any stammering on the video, it was unrehearsed.

This is just one of the movements found in Scott Sonnon's Kettlebell Foundation DVD Series. I strongly recommend every kettlebell lifter to buy a copy as it is filled with very powerful information to assist in your kettlebell training and health in general.

Scott does a much better job explaining and demonstrating than I do, so please use my demonstration as just that. If you find it may help you, go out and buy the real thing!

5 comments:

Ironbell Athletics said...

Howie,

Great job on that stretch! You obviously don't have any hamstring issues like I do. I can't straighten my legs out on that one.

Since I've gotten Scott's DVDs, my injuries, aches and pains have decreased significantly.

Jim

Howie Brewer said...

Hi Jim, thanks for the compliment. I've suffered from strained hamstring in the past so I know what it's like not being able to straighten out. Getting to the point I'm at now has taken 4 months of consistent practice. I wasn't able to get anywhere near this position for a long time, then one day my toes touched the floor behind me and it was like "WOW!". Now I'm able to concentrate on other aspects of the posture aside from just getting my legs behind me. Keep working on it, consistency is the key!

I don't practice all of the movements each and every time but I too have noticed great improvements. I also attribute these postures to my back recovery more so than the physical therapy or chiropractic sessions.

kevin said...

hi,
great video howie. you make the progressions simple to understand. i think im going to do a little plow practice myself...
kev

Franklin said...

Hey Howie,

Excellent demonstration and video! Yow! a very non-trivial position.

I will have to work the progression gently to achieve that. Four months is not a long time considering the high degree of flexibility required to perform that as smoothly as you did.

Thanks!

Howie Brewer said...

Thanks Kevin and Franklin,

I'm going to try to post a few more helpful postures in the weeks to come.

It'll come slowly, don't push it. Baby steps.