Kettlebell Swings.

Kettlebell Swings.

 

Kettlebell Swings. What You Want. What You Don’t Want.

Kettlebell Swings packs a hefty punch, and are a great go-to if you are short on time.

Kettlebell Swings are a hip action rather than a squat. It’s all in the hips. Set the hips back and let them be the engine of the movement. Let the bell float to the top position. Think of your hips as being the engine and your arms being the steering wheel. All of the drive and power comes from the hips.

A technique we use to help teach the hip hinge is pictured on the left. Cross your arms over your chest, and push your hips back with minimal knee bend. Drive your hips forward as you stand tall at the top squeezing your glutes aka your cheeks.