This is one of the most popular kettlebell exercises around.
It seems to be the “go to” kettlebell move in the CrossFit world, and you can see pics of people doing it all over the internet.
But today, I’m here to tell you to STOP doing “American” swings:
One big reason is, to finish with the kettlebell directly over your head, you have to get a LOT of hip drive, and most people will just end up using their arms to finish the swing. Which is not what we want.
Another problem that we see is that most people just don’t have the shoulder mobility to get the KB overhead with their hands so close together. They end up shrugging the shoulders up and/or rounding forward and/or doing other things that aren’t ideal.
Now, if you would like to get on a kettlebell program that’s going to help you avoid mistakes like this one, and help you do all the right things, so that you can get the results that you want, and so that you can do it to safely and effectively, I recommend that you join our upcoming 28 day kettlebell MRT challenge: https://bit.ly/kbmrt20
It’s 28 days of advanced-level kettlebell programming. We use metabolic resistance training, and combine it with Kettlebells for a powerful fat loss and lean muscle gain effect.
Plus, you get on-going coaching from me and my team to make sure that you’re not making mistakes that will slow down your progress.
Click the link below to join now, and we look forward to working with you: https://bit.ly/kbmrt20
– Forest and the FVT Team