The Kettlebell Swing exercise is one of the most iconic and beneficial kettlebell drills. This ballistic movement helps to strengthen your core and hips while encouraging full body utilization and coordination.
Perfecting your Kettlebell Swing timing and technique allows for safe, high repetition sets that will improve work capacity, functional explosiveness, and muscular endurance. It’s also a “gateway” into a variety of other ballistic kettlebell exercises that have even more benefits for your strength, conditioning, and agility.
While it is also highly beneficial (and recommended) that you are taught the Kettlebell Swing by a kettlebell professional, there are some key points to this deceptively technical exercise that will help you perform it with proper form. Even if you’ve been taught by someone who knows what they’re doing, it’s still easy to deviate from the path when you’ve been doing it for a while.