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Personal Trainer Rich from San Francisco’s Xodus Fitness demonstrates the Kettlebell Swing.
Instructions: Start with the feet just outside shoulder width with the Kettlebell on the ground in front of you.
Hinge at the hips with a slight bend in the knees and place hands on the handles of the Kettlebell.
Engage the shoulder blades.
Begin by slightly rocking the Kettlebell between the legs and then hinge powerfully forward at the hips, squeezing the Glutes at the end range.
The momentum of your hip thrust should carry the Kettlebell forward and upwards and the arms should do very little to no work.
Note: Some athletes will have a tendency to Squat instead of hinge. It is important that athletes progress from simple hinge exercises like the Kettlebell Hip Hinge (Good Morning) or Kettlebell Deadlift.
Benefits: The Kettlebell Swing is a very good exercise for the posterior chain (Upper and Lower Back, Glutes and Hamstrings).
It’s also a great exercise for cardio conditioning.
Strengthens: Hamstrings, Glutes, Back.
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