The 9th Soul

Common errors of the Kettlebell Swing

Posted in health by Fated Blue on April 28, 2013

When you think of Kettlebells the first exercise you think of is the swing. The kettlebell swing is often referred to as the perfect exercise. It’s safer on your lower back than a lot of other traditional resistance exercises such as deadlifts and good morning. For those looking to strengthen their lower back and unable to use these traditional exercises I’d always recommend a swing.

However more recently I’ve noticed the vast majority of people aren’t quite getting it right.

The swing is not a squat, It’s a dynamic snap of the hips or hinge movement. A squat has maximum knee and hip bend or displacement (up down movement) where as a hinge swing or deadlift has minimum knee and maximum hip bend or displacement (forward back movement).

A lot of the time I see people squatting to absorb the weight of the Kettlebell, rather than sitting the hips back…

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