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.
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.
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!
It took several weeks to compile a list of kettlebell gyms across the U.S., but we did it! This new tool should automatically populate your zip code and return a list of the closest kettlebell gyms and classes in your area. Once you’ve granted permission from the browser of course. You’ll also have the ability to manually input a zip code or city to search outside of your neighborhood.
There is no better way to increase strength, function, and mobility than regularly performing kettlebell exercises. The article brings up a good point about declining testosterone levels in men when they reach their mid-thirties. It feels like everything starts to decline at that point.
Like many other kettlebell exercises, the goblet squat scales nicely depending on the weight you choose. Selecting a heavier weight is great for building strength and power in your glutes and calves. Those who decide to go with a lighter weight will benefit from increased mobility and balance. After a few sets, you should start to feel the burn in your knees and legs.
We love the Kettlebell Stack 52 cards because of how basic yet effective they can be for kettlebell exercises. First, a visual representation of the exercise is displayed. Furthermore, each card contains a brief set of instructions. Finally, a QR code is included that links to a video demonstration.
Most people are only aware of the obvious benefits that kettlebell training can provide. Strength and building muscles to be precise. However, many kettlebell exercises also force you to keep your balance. The off-center gravity of a kettlebell also works wonders for balancing purposes when it is in motion.
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.
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