The kettlebell swing torches calories, burns fat and builds strength
While it looks like you are using your upper body to raise the kettlebell, the move is actually a lower-body exercise.
Depending on your strength and skill level, the weight of your kettlebell may vary. The kettlebell swing can be modified by reducing the weight of the kettlebell or performing the motions with a much lighter form of weight in general, like a water jug or light
dumbbell. You can even go through the motions with no weight at all until you feel like you’ve mastered the movement.Fill up a water jug or pick up a light dumbbell. Holding it in the same way you would a kettlebell, lower it to the ground. Go through the same motions, swinging the water jug or dumbbell up in the air using your hips and glutes to propel it towards the sky until it reaches shoulder height.
Keeping in mind the common mistakes people make when performing the kettlebell swing, follow these steps to master the move.Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart, with the kettlebell on the floor between your feet.Bend at the knees and hinge forward at the hips. Keeping your back straight and headtopics.com
core tight, grab the handle of the kettlebell with two hands.Press down through the heels and thrust your hips forward, using the momentum to swing the kettlebell up and away from your body.Tighten the glutes and come to a full standing position, with the kettlebell reaching shoulder height.
Pause slightly at the top before letting the kettlebell fall back towards your feet. Read more: »
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