Functional Training with the Kettlebell Swing for my Marlow & Beaconsfield clients!
Kettlebell Swing benefits:
Hip Hinge works the posterior chain
Functional movement pattern
Can enhance flexibility as described below
Total Body Conditioning & effective full body workout = efficient use of time
Works the cardiovascular system
Burns calories and fat
Look straight ahead
Feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart
Shoulders pulled back and down - NO SLOUCHING!
Lower the kettlebell between the legs, snap your hips forward to raise the kettlebell quickly - snap, snap!
Unless experienced it is best to raise the kettlebell to chest level, to begin with, so that the arms are parallel with the floor
Each time you swing the Kettlebell and stand tall, the glutes engage relaxing the opposing muscle group known as the Hip Flexors. The repeated contraction of the glutes and loosening of the hips can help to unlock tight hips, a common problem due to the modern conveniences of today.
We spend too much time in a seated position therefore this makes the Kettlebell Swing a great exercise to combat our modern-day issues of sitting too much and TOO MUCH FORWARD POSTURE!
Driving to and from work / social
Sitting on the sofa in the evening
Time spent on your phone / tablet / laptop
If you would like to learn more about how to correctly use a Kettlebell and incorporate it into your program, contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org or 07765323336 to discuss how I can help you on your personal fitness journey.