The Kettlebell Swing

The kettlebell swing is one of the most basic kettlebell exercises but it should not be underestimated for it’s effectiveness. The swing is predominately a cardiovascular exercise but is also the prerequisite for the majority of other kettlebell exercises such as the snatch, clean and one arm swing variations.

Be sure to use the hips to produce the power needed to swing the kettlebell. The correct technique should allow a stretch in the hamstrings by using your hips like a hinge. The swing is NOT a squat with a shoulder raise!

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