Dr. Theresa Larson received her doctorate in physical therapy and is a former Marine Corps Engineer Officer and Combat Veteran. She was an All-American Division I softball player at Villanova University. She is also a part of the staff at MobilityWOD and an instructor for CrossFit Mobility courses. Dr. Larson is the author of the book Warrior, A Memoir.
Theresa’s mission is to help people achieve performance goals and tackle the “why” behind the bodies movement inefficiencies.
We had a great chat this week on the show discussing her story, lessons and approach to performance.
Here's a training topic that no one else talks about.
In this article, you'll learn about the single biggest difference between kettlebell training and Olympic weightlifting. While there are many differences between these 2 explosive training methods, there is one thing that makes each of these strength skills so unique.
Make no mistake, these 2 training methods are very different from each other, yet also complementary.
There’s one thing that is central to both and no one seems to talk about this.
When I started to learn the Olympic lifts (the snatch and clean and jerk) - after establishing a strong foundation with hardstyle kettlebell training - I thought that my kettlebell skills would somewhat easily transfer to the barbell.
I thought that lots of technically sound swings, snatches, cleans, and other kettlebell exercises would set a good baseline that would transfer to the Olympic lifting.
I was wrong.
There's a key difference between kettlebells and Olympic weightlifting that requires new motor learning and skill development to excel in either.
It comes down to hip power.
Yes, there are many technical differences between training with a kettlebell and a barbell, but the biggest difference comes down to one important distinction.