GO Green Fit: Kettlebell Swings

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Kettlebell swings are a great workout that just about everyone can perform, but not everyone can perform correctly. The simple exercise is great, because the movement and weight help not only burn off that extra fat, but also build muscle and cardio strength. In this Instagram video, the trainer is performing a variation of the normal kettlebell swing, because if you look closely, his right leg is injured. And he still went to the gym.

To perform a kettlebell swing correctly, place your feet on the ground slightly more than¬†shoulder-width apart. With your head up and chest out, you’ll want to push your hips back. The position is similar to how you start a deadlift also. From here your arms with be down between your legs, ready for the lift. But the tricky part here is that only your arms should be moving. Both your lats and hamstrings should be feeling a pull. Once you are ready to stand up, tighten your abs and think of your pelvis as a hinge. The finished position looks like an upside-down L. Your back is straight and vertical, your arms straight and parallel to the ground.

Watch the Instagram video here to see our go-to fitness guru perform kettlebell swings and some knees-to-elbows. How much can you swing when performing kettlebell swings? Whwat tips do you have for keeping perfect form? Let us know in the comments below, or by tweeting us @underwearexpert.