10 of the Best : Tutorial Videos

A few favourites.


One of the best ways to learn a new skill - whether it's an exercise, or a method for making something - is to watch someone else do it. If they explain the process as well, all the better.

Here are 10 of my favourite tutorial videos; showing various exercises, variations and DIY constructions. Enjoy.


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  1. Towel Swing Variations

    Original article : here


    There are many ways to swing a kettlebell using a towel or t-shirt. Here are just a few.


  2. Kettlebell Snatch Tutorial


    Original article : here


    A short tutorial from London Kettlebells on the Kettlebell Snatch.

  3. Using the Rotating Perfect Push-up Handles


    Original article : here


    These handles were first mentioned to me by Rob, and I've been happily using them ever since. Fantastic things.

    This video shows several ways to take them a step further than the humble push-up.


  4. Ross Enamait : The Homemade Wheel


    Original article : here


    This video demonstrates the construction and use of Ross' famous custom ab wheels. Superb.


  5. Rowing Technique


    Original article : here
  6. Rowing

    The Ice Chamber does it again. Two of the 2007 NCAA Division 1 Women's Rowing Champions discuss the perfect rowing technique.

  7. Sonnon's Lawnmower Extension


    Original article : here

  8. Scott Sonnon is certainly on the short-list when it comes to inventive methods of ring training. This exercise - designed with grapplers in mind - is superb.

  9. Setting up Bands for DB Benching


    Original article : here


    This is a great example of the Diesel Crew clearly demonstrating the many aspects of their training - looking closely at the band setup for the resisted dumbbell bench. Excellent.


  10. Nunchaku Build Guide


    Original article : here


    This is an extremely comprehensive guide to construction of your own Nunchaku. Beautiful.

    For more martial arts goodness, head over to this site's combat section.


  11. How to Chalk a Kettlebell


    Original article : here


    Anthony DiLuglio discusses the basic technique for chalking the handle of a kettlebell.

    For more of this type of thing, make sure you check out the Minute of Strength mailing list.


  12. Zach Ruffo Speedbag Techniques


    Original article : here


    When it comes to speedbag training, Zach 'Speedbag Skunk' Ruffo is at the top of the list. Good stuff.

    For more of his videos, head over to his youtube channel.



Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

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