The kettlebell swing is a deceptively complex exercise. It looks like a simple movement, but it works a lot of different areas – your glutes, hamstrings, abs, hips, lats and grip. When you’ve got that many moving parts, it’s important to make sure you’re doing the exercise correctly.
By adding a towel, you can get an extended range of motion that will really help you dial in your form. So it’s perfect for beginners or anyone who needs to perfect their swing.
This is an example where a simple change can bring about remarkable gains.
Grab an exercise or dish towel. Put your towel through the handle. The towel becomes your new handle. Do your kettlebell swings like you normally would. The towel allows the bell to go out further and helps you really feel the float of the kettlebell. It makes the movement longer so you can squeeze harder in your abs and your glutes.
Be sure to keep your arms relaxed, let the kettlebell become the pendulum, focus on everything you’re doing and you’ll see the benefits in your swing in no time.