Kettlebell Swing – Technique for Beginners

The kettlebell swing helps to strengthen your core and hips while encouraging full body utilization and coordination. Proper technique of this exercise allows for safe, high repetition sets that will improve work capacity, functional explosiveness, and muscular endurance.

This video demonstrates a few key points to remember while performing a kettlebell swing.


✔️The Traditional Swing is a Hinge, Not a Squat

✔️The Swing is Explosive, Not Passive

✔️The Core is Engaged, No Excessive Hyper-extension or Rounded Back


Note: A kettlebell gets as high as your hip explosiveness. You can see in this video at the top of my swing, even though my wrists are straight, the bell wants to “fly” up. This weight is too light for the power I’m generating. Do practice the swing with using a lighter weight until you’re safely ready to progress.


As always, listen to your body and remember to work within YOUR pain-free available range.