Why We Don’t Rush the Swing

Here’s why we don’t jump into the swing too fast, but instead go through the whole progression with our beginners. Why we start with Dowel Hinge, then master the deadlift in every variation, then the dead clean and only after all that do we begin to learn the swing. Here’s our student Tessa Spivak⁩ fromContinue reading “Why We Don’t Rush the Swing”

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Kettlebell Swing: Hardstyle vs Girevoy

Q: Can you please clarify the different benefits that accrue from the hardstyle and soft style swings. Which would be better as an exercise?  A: Prefer to watch this answer as a video? Go HERE Hardstyle Swing Hardstyle swing has a movement pattern almost identical to the deadlift, with a slight emphasis on the glutesContinue reading “Kettlebell Swing: Hardstyle vs Girevoy”

Bent Elbow At Top of Swing

Q:Why do your elbows look bent at the top of the swing? Shouldn’t they be straight? A:No. The elbows shouldn’t be actively straightened during swings. Neither should they be actively bent. The elbows should be RELAXED during swings. My elbows might seem bent at the top of the swing because they’re actually relaxed, and sinceContinue reading “Bent Elbow At Top of Swing”

Can I turn out my toes in kettlebell swing?

Question: ‘When we adopt a squat stance, we can play around with the width of our stance and turnout of our feet, depending on individual hip structure and the upright torso requirement (Goblet, Front or Overhead Squats have different requirements when it comes to upright torso position, thus the stance for them will be different).Continue reading “Can I turn out my toes in kettlebell swing?”

The Art of Kettlebell Recycling

What is kettlebell recycling? It is efficiently recreating identical reps (e.g. of deadlift, squat, swing, press, clean, snatch) one after another without movement quality deteriorating and without wasting excess energy.  Your ability to recycle well determines not only how long you can last in a training set, or how well you perform in any activityContinue reading “The Art of Kettlebell Recycling”