Kettlebell Swings are a great tool for functional training, but they can also be extremely damaging due to the fact that they are used in a ballistic settin

How to do a proper Kettlebell Swing

Hi everybody!!!

For this weeks video tutorial I decided to put up an exercise (Kettlebell Swing) that I commonly see done quite often.

Kettlebells are a great tool for functional training, but they can also be extremely damaging due to the fact that they are used in a ballistic setting.

The problem with many of the kettlebell systems in place is that they don’t take care of any intrinsic core stability before utilizing the kettlebell. It’s this dilemma that usually leads to asymmetrical shifts and lateral spine problems when going through the swing. These problems are usually the precursors to knee pain and lower back pain.

In the video below I show you the basic steps you’ll need to know to utilize a kettlebell more effectively. If you have not gotten on a good structural muscular integration program, I would not recommend using the kettlebell in your training. Since every structural integration system I have ever witnessed does not address the problem of intrinsic core stability, it is always recommended that you check out my “Human Foundations” video series to ensure that you get a good understanding over where functionality begins, so that you may see the gains in your functional training regimens that you are looking for.

Train intentionally, not habitually!

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One Comment

  1. Mark April 4, 2013 at 11:24 am - Reply

    Interesting observation of the 2-handed swing leading to internal rotation of the shoulders. My question to you is this: During a 1-handed swing, there is an even more exaggerated internal rotation at the wrist as the kettlebell passes between the legs. How is that any better?

    PS – I love training with kettlebells, great video.

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