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Form Tips For Kettlebell Swings

In another blog I talked about the difference between squat + hinge movements.

When it comes to the kettlebell swing, it is NOT a squat. ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿผโ€โ™€

The KBS is a hamstring/glute loaded hinge movement with the power coming from your hips. As one of my first CrossFit coaches would sayโ€ฆ BE LIKE SHAKIRA. ITโ€™S ALL IN THE HIPS. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ

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Letโ€™s chat through a solid kettlebell swing.๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

โž– Kettlebell starts slightly in-front of the body.

โž– Feet are outside the hips, pointed forward or slightly out.

โž– Knees track over the toes.

โž– Grab the KB & pull between the hips as you FOLD at the waist.

โž– As your chest comes up, shoot the hips forward & squeeze the glutes.

โž– As the KB comes to eye level or overhead, it should feel weightless in your hands because of the power generated from the hips.

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