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Why the Hip Hinge will Make or Break Your Big Lifts

The hip hinge is one of the first things we teach athletes in our Fundamentals Program. Specifically, it is taught in Class #2 as a preface to learning the kettlebell deadlift, kettlebell swing, barbell deadlift and hand power clean. Hinging is a functional movement pattern that is instrumental to safe movement inside and outside of the gym.

As this BarBend article explains, learning and understanding how to hinge properly has many benefits. Not only will it load the glutes and hamstrings to provide optimal power in lifts, but it will also help ensure proper balance around joints to prevent back and knee injury.

Coaches at Bell City will often cue athletes to "hinge at the hips" rather than simply bending at the knees or rounding the back.

Additionally, we'll cue to brace the core to avoid over-extension of the lumbar spine. If you are one of these athletes and would like to better understand what the hinge is, how to test your hinge and how to correct this movement, check out this article.

If you have further questions, ask a Coach!


Holiday Schedule Coming Soon!


As we pass Thanksgiving and are only 4 weeks from the end-of-year holiday traditions ( ! ), be on the lookout for this year's modified holiday schedule.


Christmas Holiday Schedule

Thursday 12/24 - TBD

Friday 12/25 - TBD

Saturday 12/26 - TBD

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Tel: 860-314-2699


Holiday Gift Exchange


In case you missed it on the Facebook Private Group, Coach Jillian and Jackie are running a holiday gift exchange for any interested Members.  Reach out via Facebook or send us an email if you're interested in participating!

JAN 2021 Olympic Weightlifting Clinic Begins


Are you eager to see improvement in your Olympic Lifts? Interested in gaining a better understanding of the Clean, Snatch and Jerk, while improving technique, gaining strength and confidence? Have you ever thought about competing in your first Olympic Lifting meet?
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New Year's Holiday Schedule

Thursday 12/31 - TBD

Friday 1/1 - TBD

Saturday 1/2 - TBD

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