Today I want to cover "resting techniques" to use during the GS work out. Since the goal of the competitive kettlebell lifter is to post high numbers. It is critical for you to understand where and how to "rest" during your lifts.
These are not perfect, but they are techniques that most people will be able to use.
I will cover the three most common: 1) Rest on one elbow. 2) Rest on your chest. 3) Rest on top.
Let's talk about resting on one elbow: The very first thing you need to understand is which one is right for you or for your student (if you are trainer or simply trying to help someone). Usually the one elbow rest is used by those who cannot reach their hips with their both elbows and keep their knees locked and relaxed thighs at the same time to recover. A lot of GS competitors cannot rest the elbows on their hips because of the structure of their body. This can be due to excess weight across the stomach or perhaps a long torso. Sometimes you can't reach your hips for lack of flexibility in your upper back and it usually comes to you later.