american swing

Swinging the kettlebell overhead is unsafe, unhealthy, and unhelpful.
CrossFit will never not do the American swing. It fits their math, so it’s going to be done. But that doesn't mean you have to do it.
It is tempting to call for the removal of overhead swings all together. With two better alternatives, they seem unnecessary.
The kettlebell swing is a display of skill and strength. In order to improve your proficiency, you need to work on all three vital areas - skilll, strength, and endurance. Here's how to do it.
I'm going to pick on the American swing again, but this time because I want to discuss why and how we choose our tools and the weights associated with them. Is heavier actually better?
There's the American kettlebell swing, and then there's the kettlebell swing done correctly. Let me explain why the American swing is not just wrong, but bad for your body.