Today I’m going to talk a little bit about the kettlebell swing. After that there will be a video waiting below for your viewing pleasure. 🙂

Kettlebells blend strength, cardio, and mobility into one super-efficient workout. The kettlebell swing is the foundation of kettlebell training. It is an explosive movement that works the posterior chain (glutes and hamstrings) like no other. Ladies (and yes, guys too) this is one of the BEST exercises to perform if you want to have an amazing butt… or to make your already amazing booty even better. Please keep in mind this is not a magical exercise – if you do lots of swings but still don’t have your eating on point, you’ll still have a flabby rear end. :/ Remember, the nutrition should be simple: Get rid of processed foods and eat fruits, veggies, and lean proteins. Okay, before I get carried away on the nutrition front – back to the swings!!!

Here are a few cool facts about the kettlebell swing:

1. Kettlebell swings are an awesome conditioning and fat burning tool.

2. They develop back endurance which Dr. Stuart McGill, a leading spine/back expert, says helps with the reduction of back injuries.

They are the foundation of the kettlebell snatch which was shown to burn at least 20.2 calories per minute during a recent study in which the participants performed a 20 minute snatch workout!

Swings work the abs and strengthen the core muscles.

They work the all the muscles of the posterior chain including the glutes, hamstrings, and entire back. It is extremely important to develop all these muscles, especially if you do a lot of sitting. This will also help out with your posture.

6. Did I mention they’ll make your butt look WAY better?

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Watch this video to learn how to do a kettlebell swing: