One of the most common mistakes people make with the kettlebell swing is using the arms too much, and not using enough hip / lower body power.
The towel kettlebell swing is a brilliant drill that I learned at my first RKC certification over five years ago, that for many folks fixes this mistake in about 60 seconds.
Watch the video first, then give the drill a try – and watch your kettlebell swing form improve instantly!
Towel Kettlebell Swing coaching points:
– use about HALF the normal weight you’d use for a KB swing
– turn the kettlebell “sideways” (opposite direction from your standard KB swing)
– grip the towel close to the handle – there should be about an inch of towel between your hands and the horn of the ‘bell
– do it correctly, and the ‘bell will fly out straight, and be weightless at the top of the move
– if you try do the “squat and front raise” thing, and use your arms too much, the ‘bell is going to droop down at the top
Once you get the movement down, go directly into a set of standard kettlebell swings after you’re done, and watch your form improve instantly!
Hope that helps, train hard, and talk soon –
Fores Vance, MS, RKC II
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