Sunday, September 30, 2007
Clubbells, kettlebells, swing, acceleration and torque.
While purusing Scott Sonnons RMax site for info about my soon to be delivered clubbells I found this very interesting article on
the physics of circular or pendulum swings and how increasing the speed of a circular motion dramatically increases the torque,force AND the work involved.
If one substitutes 'kettlebell' for 'clubbell' in the article you end up with the same thing I have been saying for a long time: increasing the speed of the swing or snatch via compensatory acceleration dramatically( exponentially)increases the forces involved in the movement.This is the essence of the RKC Hardstyle methods.
Now the clubbell is much longer than the kb but the same physics should apply.
Those who scoffed at Kenneth Jays force plate data need to read this carefully.
Can't wait for the clubbells to come, they should be very fun.