Kettlebells, Cleans

While in the Seattle area, we visited with a friend from Scubaboard, Coach Izzy.  He co-founded a Strength and Conditioning facility called Next Step Conditioning on Bainbridge Island, across Puget Sound from Seattle.  On a surprise visit to his place, Izzy took a look at some muscle tightness and shoulder issues I have, and started working some of them out.  He invited us to come back the day before we flew out to workout with him. His blog can be found at Next Step Conditioning blog.

Izzy has competed in Olympic lifting and does a lot of kettlebell work, so we had the opportunity to work on:

  • kettlebell high pulls
  • kettlebell swings (one and two handed)
  • kettlebell cleans
  • Barbell cleans

Not only was it a good workout after our hiking days, it was also good to work on new skills!  We were also able to help him in a small way…. we’d just purchased the World Class Coaching DVD’s a week or so earlier for the Snatch and the Clean, so we knew where the website had moved!  Now he can replace his VHS copies… lol!

Thanks Izzy!  It was great meeting you!

1 Comment

  1. Izzy said,

    May 27, 2009 at 2:22 am

    Thank you Bob & Penny! The pleasure is all mine. Don’t forget to get yourself a good pair of weightlifting shoes. It will make a big difference.

    Many thanks also for the link! Those were the only videos I still had on VHS. Now I can upgrade to the DVD, heh! Please keep in touch.


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