Kettlebell Swing – Are you Doing it Properly?

The Kettlebell Swing is a very widely known exercise. You’ve most likely heard of it – maybe even tried the exercise! BUT do you know how to do it properly? So, whether you crank out kettlebell swings regularly or you’ve only heard of the exercise – be sure to keep reading to find out if you’re doing the exercise properly and safely!

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What are the benefits of a Kettlebell Swing and what part(s) of the body does it work?

This a fantastic hinge exercise that works your glutes, hamstrings, hips, core, shoulders, and back. This is a great exercise for anybody – when done correctly!

How heavy should my kettlebell be?

So you’re ready to do some kettlebell swings, but don’t know what weight to use.

General standards of kettlebell weight to use are: Men – 24 kg and Women – 16 kg

Keep in mind that the weight varies depending on how many reps you are doing, what your workout looks like (Are you doing KB swings immediately following pull ups or an intense run?), and how your body feels. You should always strive to go up in weight as you workout more regularly to avoid a plateau and to reach your fitness goals. 

Always focus on form first and build up weight as you get more comfortable! Cranking out a ton of reps at a time is great, but only if you’re doing them properly! Never sacrifice quantity for quality! Why? Because it leads to injury and your safety always comes first when it comes to working out.

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How do you do a Kettlebell Swing?

So, you want to know how to do a kettlebell swing? Or maybe you’ve been doing kettlebell swings, but want to make sure you’re doing them properly. Well, either way, you’re in luck! We break down this exercise for you step by step to ensure you are doing them properly and safely!

But what if I’ve already got the Kettlebell Swing down and want something more challenging – what’s the next level up?

If you’ve already nailed down this exercise and feel comfortable with a level up – so what’s next for you? The next exercise to try out is the American Kettlebell Swing

What should I do if I’m not comfortable with doing a kettlebell swing and think I need to build up to one?

If you don’t feel comfortable doing a kettlebell swing yet, you should practice the Banded Pull Through until you’re ready to level up to a kettlebell swing!

Be sure to check out some of our other blogs!

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