Brie Larson Makes Kettlebell Windmills Look Like a Literal Breeze
Brie Larson loves sharing her workouts on social media, and we've been blown away by so many - including her one-arm push-ups, chain push-ups, and minute pull-ups, to name a few. Her latest video, posted to Instagram on May 23, does not disappoint.
In the video, Larson does another impressive strength-training move, this time with a kettlebell. It may not seem that difficult at first, but if you've ever done a kettlebell windmill, you'll know that it's quite a challenge, especially with what appears to be a pretty heavy weight: an 18-pound kettlebell.
"POV you are @risemovement [Jason Walsh her trainer] controlling my stability telekinetically via zoom," Larson captioned the video. You can see the Captain Marvel actor breathing heavily and shaking a little under the weight of the kettlebell as she slowly lowers and rises her torso. Walsh comments, "Good control, that's it."
Similar to the triangle pose in yoga, the kettlebell windmill requires a degree of flexibility and hamstring balance, but adding the weight also requires core and upper body strength. If you've never tried this move, start with no weight or with a very light kettlebell or dumbbell. Make sure you keep your legs on a strong, stable base, and as you move your torso, keep your belly button tucked in to engage your core muscles. Focus on keeping your spine straight and moving slowly so you don't strain your back or neck. (When in doubt, don't hesitate to ask a trainer for help — preferably one with a kettlebell certification.) Do the same number of reps on both sides, and as you get stronger you can move up to a heavier weight .
Who knows, you might be on Larson's level in no time.
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