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“The BellBowl”

Benchmark WOD

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  • For Time
  • 400 meter Run
  • 40 Russian Kettlebell Swings (24/16 kg)
  • 40 Kettlebell Taters (24/16 kg)
  • 300 meter Run
  • 30 Russian Kettlebell Swings (24/16 kg)
  • 30 Kettlebell Taters (24/16 kg)
  • 200 meter Run
  • 20 Russian Kettlebell Swings (24/16 kg)
  • 20 Kettlebell Taters (24/16 kg)
  • 100 meter Run
  • 10 Russian Kettlebell Swings (24/16 kg)
  • 10 Kettlebell Taters (24/16 kg)

A Kettlebell Tater (video demo) is a kettlebell swing into a front squat, in which the bell is flipped at the top of the swing and again at the top of the front squat.

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“The BellBowl” is a kettlebell benchmark WOD created “to give athletes the challenge of a high rep clean met-con [with limited] technique… It’s a raw, primal workout that’s just about gritting your teeth and hanging on while your grip starts to fade and your legs start to shake.”

The workout was created by coach Luke Downing @lukeydpt (NASM Certified Level 3) based in the UK, who said he designed it to “put his athletes through a lower body conditioning workout that would teach them to correctly use their posterior chain as well as the power transfer from the floor upwards.” The workout was first introduced at Downing’s kettlebell camps and kettlebell training program, “The Graft.”

He incorporated the kettlebell tater as “it’s a great option to the clean without any of the technique points slowing down the intensity for the less experienced athlete.”

“The combination of the sprints, swings, and taters … force the athlete to dig deep in order to complete this workout [as fast as possible].”

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