Kettlebell Exercise Information
The Kettlebell Swing is a Loaded Exercise upon which the following exercises build:
Individual exercise information is available by clicking the links above, and more detailed information specified for the Kettlebell Swing can be found below.
The kettlebell swing is a kettlebell exercise where the weight moves back and forth suspended or as if suspended from above. There are many variations of the kettlebell swing but some of the most common ones are the Russian swing, Pendulum swing, and Hardstyle swing.
Alternatives for this exercise are:
Hinging too early
Hinging too early is a common mistake made with kettlebell swings, cleans, and snatches when the movement in the knees and/or the hips is initiated immediately when the weight falls back down. This mistake is also known as following the kettlebell.
Rounding the back
A common mistake, especially when trying to create more range than flexibility allows, is to bend/round/arch the back. The shoulders come forward and the upper part of the thoracic spine is crunching.
This is not a mistake, nor dangerous if done under the right conditions, but in a hip hinge, this is not part of the exercise’s goals.
This is a root exercise upon which exercise variations build.
Also know as: Any Kettlebell Swing
This is a: Loaded Exercise
Is loaded with equipment: Kettlebell
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