The kettlebell swing is an unbeatable exercise to strengthen your body and burn a ton of fat. It develops tremendous power in your hamstrings, glutes, and core, which will boost your athleticism and improve your other lifts like the squat and deadlift. It also crushes your lungs and blasts your metabolism because it repeats so quickly.
It is, however, one of the most butchered exercises in any gym. CrossFit uses the “American” style of swings where the kettlebell actually rises above your head. Instead, try using the “Russian” style of swings where the kettlebell reaches the height of your navel before falling back down.
How to do it:
Start in a deadlift position with the kettlebell a few feet in front of you. Then, hike the kettlebell back between your legs like a center in football and explosively drive your hips forward. Imagine propelling the kettlebell to a target in front of you. Keep your arms relaxed.Back to top