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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!


03/21/2020 - CrossFit Kids Spring Session

Reserve your spot now for our upcoming CrossFit Kids Spring Session, running from March 21 - May 16 (8-weeks)!  Space is limited to 10 preschoolers and 12 school-agers so register now and secure your spot!

05/25/2020 - Memorial Day Murph & BBQ

Prepare yourself for our yearly Memorial Day Murph with our 10-week program!  Click here for access.

(1/6/2020 - 4/3/2020) Winter Season Schedule

Starting on January 6th, we'll be switching to our Winter Season Schedule.  Please see the Schedule Page for specific details as to class days and times.

Mar 21

CrossFit Kids Spring Session


Every Saturday morning for 8-weeks.

10:00am - Preschool (30-mins)

10:45am - School-Age (45 mins)

May 25

Memorial Day - Murph & BBQ


Save the date for our yearly Memorial Day BBQ and Murph!


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461 Broad Street, Bristol, CT 06010

Tel: 860-314-2699


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