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Kettlebell Swing Updated

I filmed a kettlebell swing video about 8 years ago, when I first began my journey in to kettlebells.   I shared it on YouTube a few years later.  It helped many learn the swing who didn't have access to a live instructor.  The only issue now is I don't swing like that any more nor teach it that way.  I invited Franz Snideman from Revolution Fitness, my first kettlebell coach, to help break down the "current" swing that we practice today.  Believe it or not, the swing has evolved into something more athletic, more powerful and efficient! For those of you who have access to RKC or StrongFirst Instructors, this may just be review.  For those who don't have access to an instructor and continue to learn from videos and/or books, this is a nice breakdown taught briefly in an easily digestible format.  Apply one technique at a time and watch your kettlebell swing become stronger!  Let us know how you do!

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Happy Holidays!


Karen said…
Love this, Lauren! It reaffirms the swing I've been doing for some time, especially the head position. I really like the comments regarding the toes--much more stable. Also helpful are the comments about intensity--that's what's so cool about kettlebells, that you can "dial up" the intensity depending on your goals for the session. Great job!!
Unknown said…
This is all very awesome, thanks! Love the updates to the swing. All make sense and ready to go try! Looking to get Kettlebell certified and hoping I can attend one of your courses to do so. Great work!
chrystad72 said…
what an awesome breakdown! Thanks so much. Im hoping in the future to get certified and am always looking to improve my technique. This was so helpful and straight to the point which was fantastic. Keep 'em coming!
chrystad72 said…
Hey! sorry to double comment but I just wanted to let ya know that I did a swing ladder this morning and worked on the new updates presented in your video and it was awesome. I really felt more glute activation, less hammie, and overall it just felt better and more natural. Great stuff!
Anonymous said…
Hi Lauren, I don't know much about kettlebell exercises and have enjoyed discovering you and what you do. Thanks for the great tips here :)
Anonymous said…
Hi Lauren, I have only just dicovered kettle bell workouts, and have really enjoyed your blog and great tips :) Cheers
Ilona Maj said…
I love this video! You really explained the kettlebell swing to the nitty gritty. I will definitely be referring to it on my site. Thank you for sharing:-)

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