Last weekend I had the honor and privilege with getting some one-on-one time with master level RKC instructor, Keira Newton. I was always fascinated by Keira as she is a true mobility wizard. I have never in my life seen someone move as well as this woman, and if you would like to have an idea of what I am talking about, please take a looksy at the following video.
How cool is that? Really! My inner spirit animal was mesmerized by such perfect movement! Working with Keira herself was also a wake up call for me personally. Day 1 at level II RKC, this woman called me out on my own hip mobility . . .or should I say the lack there of. “When I see someone walk into my studio that is this jacked up” she said, ” I spend weeks if not months ironing out their mobility patterns before they ever hit hard cycles of kettlebell training.” Keira would later tell me that my hip flexors were just too darn tight, and if I wanted to really work my technique on my lifts to pass my certification, I would need some serious hip work ASAP. Having a Master level instructor tell you that day one of your certification is a bit anxiety provoking to say the least. I most certainly had a thought of “oh @#$%!” stuck in my head that entire day.