Swing Form Check Please

Discussion in 'Kettlebell' started by GregF, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. GregF

    GregF Double-Digit Post Count

    Hi all.

    Here is a link to me. This is the 8th set of swings with a 24 kg. Five days into starting S&S, so very much still learning. I am 6ft 3 and 182 lb.. so tall and skinny, and feel like I am not solid enough at the top.. but anyhow, very keen for all the pointers I can get.


  2. Anna C

    Anna C More than 5000 posts Certified Instructor

    Hi @GregF

    Basically good -- but get your hips BACK a lot farther. Sit back into the hinge. Practice without a kettlebell: stand with your back to a wall about a foot out from the wall, hinge your hips and reach back until your butt hits the wall. Adjust the feet in/out until you are just barely touching the wall with your hips moved BACK as far as they can go. Then practice moving in and out of that hinge position. Hinge to standing plank. Hinge and plank. Hitting the wall each time with your butt, reaching way back. Then bring that movement pattern to the swing.

    Everything else about it looks fine!
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  3. GregF

    GregF Double-Digit Post Count

    Thanks!! I tried it against the wall and noticed how much my hamstrings load.

    I’ll work on getting that in the swing.

    Thanks again.
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  4. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Dir. of Community Engagement Senior Instructor

    @GregF, start with the bell significantly closer to you, and sit back into your hinge there as well.

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