Master the move: the kettlebell swing

This move is king when it comes to core. Try using a lightweight kettlebell at first, to avoid back injuries and work on your form. As your strength develops, you can increase the weight to add more resistance – but always remember to stay focused on performing the move correctly.

  • Start with legs well apart, the kettlebell on the floor in front of you. 
  • Hinge your body at the hips, and bend your
    knees slightly. 
  • Hold the kettlebell in both hands between your legs and drive from the hips to swing the kettlebell to shoulder-height.
  • Swing kettlebell back to between legs, and repeat.

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