Since 2005 I’ve been using Kettlebell Swings in my own program and to help my clients ride faster, longer and with more confidence on the trail. And after 12+ years they are still one of my favorite exercises because they build mountain bike specific fitness in a very efficient way.
First, they are a great way to build hip power, grip strength, and cardio. They also help teach you how to move from the hips on the bike instead of just pushing and pulling with your arms, which is an essential skill for balanced movement on your bike.
In that time, I’ve also seen the Swing go from a little-known exercise to one of the most popular exercises in the world. This is great for mountain bikers everywhere who are now easier than ever to take advantage of its ride changing power.
However, with this surge in popularity has come a down side…there are A LOT of bad Swings being done. These bad Swings are doing little but increasing risk of injury and teach you bad movement habits.
When showing riders how to do a proper Kettlebell Swing I cover a lot of things but these 5 tips are the ones that can make the biggest impact on the results you get from this exercise.
1 – Make sure you can Hip Hinge like a pro. Post Continued :: Click to Read More