Much better..Today, I did the towel swing, then some naked/air swings (practicing having a straight back and timing the hinge without worrying about timing or weight), then more towel swings. I posted the second towel swing set here. I think I see improvement in my form when swinging the towel, my back posture and hinge timing seems generally better than it has been before. It's a little frustrating to see my upper back often round forward just before I pull into the hinge, even though I'm not using weight.
Should I try tying a stick to my back? It's an idea that just occurred to me.
Thanks. I was thinking about that on some of the sets, but I think I'll do better if I focus on a few of the details at a time. Right now I'm mainly focusing on the hinge: Timing, eliminating back flexion, sitting back more.I find that your hinge looks much better than before in your 16kg swings. Your timing is getting better too.
As @Mark Limbaga pointed out, try to look forward and slightly down, less up. Your gaze could be aimed at the top of the red bin in front of you. Usually something like where the floor and wall meet in a big room is a good place too look at. Since your wall is a bit close I'd gaze slightly higher than that.
Keep working the drills before your swings, you're on the right track.
Thanks for the tip! The article was helpful as well. I guess I took the sitting back thing too far lmao.The hinge drill looks good. Add a bracing of the abs anytime you come into the standing plank -- even with the kettlebell-less drills.
The towel swings look good.
35 lb swings are still a bit rushed... Think of reaching both your hips and the kettlebell a bit more down than back, in the back swing. Whereas you are currently at 9:00, you want to be at 8:00 on the "SFG Clock" from this article: The SFG Clock—A Guide for the Swing, Clean, and Snatch | StrongFirst
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Glad this is helping you too!Just wanted to say to everybody who has contributed to this thread, I feel you have all helped me dial in my form a bit better as well as Stephen B. Once again, I find myself in debt to the Strongfirst community, thank you very much one and all!