Muscle and Motion created a short video showing of a skeletal frame with muscles performing the kettlebell swing. If you’ve ever wondered what is happening inside your body as you perform kettlebell exercises, this video details the effects on your muscles and body. It also illustrates the proper technique of the swing, specifically the importance of keeping your back straight throughout the entire movement.
The word ultimate gets thrown around a lot when used in conjunction with kettlebells. Many trainers claim to have developed the best kettlebell workout. While many of these workouts are effective at building muscle or burning fat, which one reigns supreme is a matter of opinion. Well, until now!
Coach Mike Daley of Newell Strength offers several points of advice on the correct way to perform the kettlebell swing. For the sake of clarity, any time the term kettlebell swing is generalized, it’s typically referring to the Russian style. While we also recognize the benefits of the American swing, there can be no dispute over the fact that the Russian swing reigns king.
Unless you’ve personally used kettlebells, it may be difficult to fully appreciate what athletes accomplish in both preparing for and competing in kettlebell sport. An article from the Daily Citizen caught our attention detailing Wisconsin native Jordan Tyjeski’s journey to competing in the Kettlebell Sport World Championship held in Latvia earlier this month. It’s a remarkable story that left us wanting more.
Fitness model and coach Michie Peachie shared a video of her kettlebell workout that hits all the muscle groups. While it’s not as intense as some of the other workouts we’ve seen, the slow pacing aims to build strength and endurance. Nothing too exotic as far as the exercises that are shown which makes it great for a beginner or advanced kettlebell user.
The One Hour Long Cycle is an annual event that features both amateur and professional kettlebell lifters exercising in solidarity for a charitable cause. Anyone is allowed to participate as an individual or part of a team. While there are several locations that participants can go to, this event can also be done in the comfort of one’s own home.
The kettlebell suitcase carry almost feels like cheating. You pick it up, hold it, and just walk. Many people probably do this very thing before they begin their workout. You’d think such a simple move would not be very beneficial. However, it certainly is!
The first part of this kettlebell workout consists of 3 kettlebell exercises: The goblet squat, deadlift, and lunge. What makes this interesting is the fact that the kettlebell is held in the upright position the whole time. There are no flips, swings or rotating of any sort. Watching it in motion the emphasis is on movement on the vertical and horizontal planes.
What an accomplishment just to compete in the Kettlebell Sport World Championships! Her backstory with kettlebells chronicles a decade-long appreciation for them since she was 10. An interesting note in the article mentions how she routinely works out with 24kg (53-pound kettlebells), however, the class she is competing in (amateur) requires 16kg (35-pound kettlebells) to be used. For perspective, the average man is suggested to use a 35-pound kettlebell as an introductory weight for short-duration workouts. We have no doubt Ms. Tyjeski could compete in the professional category when the time is right and if she sees fit!
Health and fitness coach Marcus Filly is joined by Senior Kettlebell Coach Eric Leija for a brief but an intense kettlebell workout. Eric is well-known for his kettlebell flow workouts, however, this one might be the most impressive of all.
- A Closer Look at the Muscle Groups Used in the Kettlebell Swing
- 3 Kettlebell Workouts Combined Into One Super Workout
- Dissecting the kettlebell swing – performing the proper technique
- Jordan Tyjeski Wins 3 Gold Medals in Kettlebell Sport World Championship
- Slow and steady full-body 5-exercise kettlebell workout