Long before I knew I wanted to train with kettlebells exclusively on a full time basis, I still used kettlebell swings as an alternative to standard sprint intervals.
The 2-arm Kettlebell swing is one of the best exercises for developing the often neglected posterior chain muscles – the muscles of your hamstrings, glutes & low back. These are muscles that are usually forgotten during “regular” gym weight training because the general population loves training mirror muscles – the muscles in front of their bodies that they can see in the mirror.
I can’t stress enough how important it is to have a strong posterior chain. In addition to the health benefits of having strong glutes, hamstrings & low back (you’ll have less back pain & better posture), those muscles are responsible for almost all strength and explosive athletic movements like lifting, sprinting, jumping and throwing.
Being strong in that area of your body could mean the difference between being able to cart a wheel-barrel out of the back yard with no problem or spending 2 weeks at the chiropractor’s office for regular treatments because your back “went out” on you.
Master & learn the 2-arm kettlebell swing. You’ll find that it’ll be a great tool to add to your training arsenal. Check the video out below for a quick tutorial…
Welcome to the Revolution!
-Chris Lopez, CTT
P.S. Have you started your TT KB Revolution Workouts yet?