Common Kettlebell Swing Mistakes Every Newbie is Making

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Kettlebell swing is one of the basic exercises everyone learns once they incorporate this piece of gym equipment into their workout. If you’re new to this move, here are a few things you should keep in mind if you want to perfect it and avoid injuries.

Too Much Squatting

Many newbies tend to squat while doing their swings, instead of deadlifting the kettlebell. You’re supposed to hinge at your hips while doing this exercise, instead of bending your hips and knees the way you usually do while squatting.

Rounding Your Spine

If you’re feeling back pain after doing kettlebell swings, it’s probably because your back is too rounded during this exercise. It’s very important to keep your spine straight unless you’re trying to get injured on purpose.

Arm Support

Kettlebell swings are supposed to build your hamstrings, glutes and lower back. You won’t accomplish this goal if you’re simply using your arms and shoulders to guide and control this piece of equipment.