Review Form Check 18 KG Swing


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Hello All,
I'm a 30-year-old male(still feel like I'm 18). I've been training for a bit over two years now, mainly at the gym doing the typical barbell stuff. I was inspired after reading some conversations on Instagram about StrongFirst and KB training. Since Covid has everything all messed up and all the gyms is closed. I decided to purchase an 18 KG KB (the only one I could find in a 20-25 mile radius for a reasonable price) and the book Simple and Sinister, which I must say is a great book. It's very simple and easy to read. I love the quotes at the beginning of every chapter. I'm about 40% into the book since I purchased it on Sunday. I've progressively following along while working on my KB Deadlifts, KB Hikes and TGU.

Please let me know what you think about my form. I didn't have anything for my iPad to stand on so I was only able to record it from the ground level. I would really appreciate any feedback on it. Thank you so much!
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Steve Freides

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Senior Certified Instructor
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Look at the ground about 10-15 feet in front of you - you look like you're finishing with your hips but not with your upper body.


Anna C

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Elite Certified Instructor
Move quickly and explosively to the standing position, like you're doing a vertical jump. You're waiting for the kettlebell to go up and moving with it. Your body should lead -- get to the plank QUICK! Then the kettlebell follows. It will feel like you're throwing it. Same thing on the descent... hold the plank position as the bell falls, then quickly move to hinge position.

As @Pavel Macek describes, the swing is a 4 part movement, not a 2-part movement.

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