Back Pain Caused by Kettlebell Swing? Make Sure You’re Doing it Correctly
I have a new video for you to check out today.
But first, I want to tell you a story about my VIP One on One Coaching Client.
She had been training on her own, using one of my kettlebell programs.
She was getting okay results, but she kept having back pain when she would do KB swings.
So she’d end up having to take a break every few weeks when she would get tweaked, and because of this, she wasn’t reaching her fitness goals.
So we started working together doing my VIP One on One Coaching program, and guess what?
Working together, going back and forth, me asking questions about her workouts and form and actually reviewing a video of her doing some swings, it turned out she was making the mistake shown in today’s video:
Kettlebell Krusher Says:
Watching the video, you can easily see how performing the Russian Kettlebell Swing incorrectly can lead to back pain. By over-extending the swing and not keeping your back straight or rigid, you’re putting more pressure on your lower back instead of having it evenly distributed. It’s an easy mistake to make because a lot of tutorials and videos assume people will imitate the swing motions as shown.
The American Kettlebell Swing, requires that the bell be swung directly over your head. Therefore, while performing this kettlebell exercise, a person might be more prone to bending their back as shown in Forest’s video. I don’t think that is a reason to forgo the American Swing, but you should be more aware and cautious.
If you do experience pain while performing other kettlebell exercises, you should consult a kettlebell trainer. Of course, Mr. Vance would be an excellent choice. Highly regarded as one of the best kettlebell trainers in the U.S., he has helped many people reach their goals through kettlebell workouts. While he does operate a gym in Sacramento, you don’t have to live in the area to access his very effective kettlebell programs.
Of course, we encourage everyone to check out the videos on this website as an introduction to the world of kettlebells. Many of these exercises can be combined into a 20-minute workout that will challenge you but offer rewarding results.