The kettlebell swing and snatch are two of my favorite exercises for increasing mountain bike specific power. The hip action and upper body demands are very similar to riding a bike and I still say that doing a hard KB swing or snatch workout is as close as you can come to the physical demands of a trail ride without throwing your leg over the bike.

While most people who read my blog and follow my MTB Kettlebell Conditioning Program are familiar with kettlebell swings there are a couple of really cool variations that I use in my facility and have never shown before. I shot this video to show you the progressions I use to help a rider improve their power and body position on the bike with these two powerful (pun intended) exercises.

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