Dialing in the Arm Bar – Warning: Shot in a live facility

The kettlebell arm bar is a staple exercise in my facility and in the Ultimate MTB Workout Program www.ultimatemtbworkout.com, however it can be tough to figure out without a little live coaching. One of my online clients came to town yesterday and wanted some help with his arm bar so I set up the camera to show you guys how I coach this exercise. Seeing me help someone do it right might help you better understand something that you need to work on to get the most out of this movement.

Warning: This was shot unplanned and during training hours at my facility so there is a client doing some jump rope intervals in the background. Yes, it is a bit annoying and loud so if you are one of those internet trolls that has to critique the obvious then please don’t even watch. However, for those of you who can get past the live action of a real training facility there is some good info in this video.

-James Wilson-

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  1. Michael Griffin says:

    I like the two person format.

    Reply • February 22 at 8:40 pm
  2. L Chap says:

    Thanks James any info is good info.

    Reply • February 23 at 6:22 pm
  3. John (aka Wish I Were Riding) says:

    I agree, that it is nice to see you coach someone else. It seems like it would naturally show common problems and how you solve them.

    How much weight would you typically recommend? I just got a 12kg and 20kg kettlebell. They are plenty heavy for me! The Turkish Get-up is really hard with my left arm.

    Reply • February 26 at 6:42 pm
    • bikejames says:

      I recommend a 12 kg bell for most riders without a strong strength training background and then moving up from there, it sounds like you have the right weights.

      Reply • February 28 at 1:19 pm

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