Exercise of the Month: Kettlebell Swings


Posted on Jul 9, 2013

Exercise of the Month: Kettlebell Swings

Primary Muscles Used: Glutes, hips, lower back, quads, core, shoulders, hamstrings
Benefits: Power, cardio, strength, muscular endurance

How to:

  • Straddle kettlebell with feet slightly wider than shoulder width. 
  • Squat down with arms extended between legs and grasp kettlebell handle overhand. 
  • Position shoulders over kettlebell while engaging low back & abs. 
  • Pull kettlebell off of floor toward shoulder height. 
  • Immediately squat down slightly and swing kettlebell back under hips. 
  • Continue swinging kettlebell by raising upper body and extending legs until height just above head can be maintained. 
  • Repetitions and sets will depend on goals.

Kettlebell Exercise

For Kettlebell cardio and strength training, check out our Group Exercise classes