Kettlebell Swing

Cardiovascular / Free Weights / Martial Arts / Total Body / Intermediate

1 ratings

Equipment Needed

  • Kettlebells

My Performance

Sitewide Performance

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  • Male
  • Female
  • 34.46 lb
    average weight
  • 96.00 lb
    best weight
  • 111
    times logged
  • #46
    popularity rank

Average Sitewide Kettlebell Swing Weight

  • 49.26 lb
    average weight
  • 96.00 lb
    best weight
  • 44
    times logged
  • #70
    popularity rank

Average Male Kettlebell Swing Weight

  • 21.73 lb
    average weight
  • 35.00 lb
    best weight
  • 43
    times logged
  • #20
    popularity rank

Average Female Kettlebell Swing Weight

How to do the Kettlebell Swing:

Muscles Worked

Forearms secondary Groin secondary Hamstrings secondary Lower back secondary Middle back secondary Obliques secondary Outer thighs secondary Hip flexors secondary Lats secondary Shoulders secondary Abs secondary Glutes primary Muscles diagram

Details

The kettlebell swing is a cardiovascular, free weights, martial arts, and total body exercise that primarily targets the glutes and to a lesser degree also targets the forearms, groin, hamstrings, lower back, middle back, obliques, outer thighs, hip flexors, lats, shoulders and abs ...more

The kettlebell swing is a cardiovascular, free weights, martial arts, and total body exercise that primarily targets the glutes and to a lesser degree also targets the forearms, groin, hamstrings, lower back, middle back, obliques, outer thighs, hip flexors, lats, shoulders and abs.

The only kettlebell swing equipment that you really need is the following: kettlebells. There are however many different kettlebell swing variations that you can try out that may require different types of kettlebell swing equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper kettlebell swing form is easy with the step by step kettlebell swing instructions, kettlebell swing tips, and the instructional kettlebell swing technique video on this page. The kettlebell swing is a exercise for those with a intermediate level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the kettlebell swing video, learn how to do the kettlebell swing, and then be sure and browse through the kettlebell swing workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. When squatting down pretend that you are using your butt to close a car door.
  2. Do not let knees extend past toes at any time.
  3. Squeeze triceps together so that arms remain straight at all times and so strain is not placed on biceps.

Variations

  1. At the top of the movement swing the kettlebell all the way over top of your head rather than just stopping at shoulder height.
  2. Perform swing with one arm (other arm is on hip)

Types

  • Force Type: N/A
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

1 Review

  • FiTiAm
    over 4 years ago
    #

    I love how kettlebell swings work both as the main exercise and as a warm exercise for the whole body.

Equipment Needed

  • Kettlebells

Tips

  1. When squatting down pretend that you are using your butt to close a car door.
  2. Do not let knees extend past toes at any time.
  3. Squeeze triceps together so that arms remain straight at all times and so strain is not placed on biceps.

Variations

  1. At the top of the movement swing the kettlebell all the way over top of your head rather than just stopping at shoulder height.
  2. Perform swing with one arm (other arm is on hip)

Types

  • Force Type: N/A
  • Mechanics Type: Compound