[kettlebell hack] Pelvo-Ocular Reflex, or “The Secret is in the Eyes”

Hopefully it goes without saying that the person in the picture above (BTW – it’s a very well known fitness “expert”! – can you guess who it is?) is NOT using proper form 😂

But in all seriousness- where do YOU look when you are performing a kettlebell swing?

As in – are you looking down? Straight ahead? Up?

Believe it or not, your “line of sight” is one of the KEYS to safe and effective kettlebell training.

BTW – Pelvo-Ocular Reflex, or “The Secret is in the Eyes”, is is what I call one of my “kettlebell hacks” – DOZENS of which you’ll learn in our upcoming kettlebell swing workshop:

=>> Online Kettlebell Swing Workshop with Forest Vance

See, there is something called the “pelvo occular reflex”.

In short, here’s how it works:

Visual sensory input (where our eyes are focused) involuntarily affects our head placement.

Likewise, the placement of our heads affects our pelvic placement, lower back alignment and overall posture.

So if you look down during a kettlebell swing, your body tends to pitch forward, putting extra stress on your back and making the move much harder.

If you look up, you end up typically overextending the lower back, and putting extra stress on the neck.

The perfect place to look is slightly down – we like to use the cue “where the wall meets the floor”.

Little tips like this one can make ALL the difference when it comes to getting the most out of your KB workouts, and staying safe.

This is what I call one of my “kettlebell hacks” – DOZENS of which you’ll learn in my kettlebell swing workshop:

==> KB Swing Workshop with Forest (limited spots available)

Space is limited to the first 100 to sign up though, so sign up now if you want to make sure and get in.

To your continued success!

-Forest Vance
Kettlebell Expert

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