Intro To Kettlebell Sport Part 2: The Kettlebell Sport Swing

Intro To Kettlebell Sport Part 2: The Kettlebell Sport Swing

Posted by Kettlebell Kings on 2nd May 2018


We received a lot of really positive feedback and interest from our first post introducing people to Kettlebell Sport so we are breaking it down into a series to help you learn more and give you resources if you are interested in getting started. If you have not seen part one, you can quickly review it HERE. As a refresher, a few of the things that are so great about Kettlebell Sport are it gives you great goals to motivate your workouts, its cominbation of strength and endurance as well as the mental tenacity it builds for all aspects of life. 

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Brittany van Schravendijk is going to work with us on creating a few different sub posts about the different aspects of Kettlebell Sport for those interested. Today, Brittany is going to show us the Kettlebell Sport Swing. The 'Swing' in kettlebell sport is different from the swings you might have previously learned.  The basic principles of the Kettlebell Sport Swing are important because it is the basis for all the other lifts you will eventually learn and compete or practice in kettlebell sport training.

In the video below, Brittany goes over the Kettlebell Sport Swing, which has some differences from what you might have learned already. 

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The Principles of the Kettlebell Sport Swing:

  • how you hold the kettlebell: hold the bell in your fingers, you do not want to grip the bell tight in your palm. This causes blisters and discomfort.

  • slightly turn the thumb inward so that you are swinging the bell with thumb 45 degrees back, this helps translate better for other lifts (shown in video)

  • action of the legs: double knee bend (different than normal style), this allows for stretch reflex from hamstrings to help scoop the bell up, ensures upward trajectory

  • keep the space between you and the bell minimal during the arch of the swing, push hips back when arm hits waistband


The Swing will be the basis of all future kettlebell sport movements we go over. To see Part 3 in our series about The Snatch you can go HERE. Read on for more helpful information.

. Read on for more helpful information.

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If you would like to begin training in Kettlebell Sport you can contact us at info@kettlebellkings.com, 855-7KETTLE and we can get you in touch with some great folks to start a training regimen. Additionally, you can contact Brittany with her info below.

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Brittany is a Master of Sport, World Record Holder, and National Record Holder in Kettlebell Sport. She learned how to lift kettlebells at one of the top Kettlebell Sport gyms in the United States, Ice Chamber, which has produced seven female Master of Sport lifters to date (Brittany is the most recent one).

Brittany is the Head Coach of Kettlebell Sport at KOR Strength and Conditioning in San Diego, California. She has traveled all over the world to teach Kettlebell Sport workshops. Brittany is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA.

You can find more information about Brittany on her website (www.kbfitbritt.com), which contains information, tips, videos, and tutorials on kettlebell lifting.

 List of accomplishments:

  • Youngest American female Master of Sport

  • World Record Holder in 2x20kg and 2x16kg Long Cycle

  • National Record Holder in 24kg Biathlon

  • National Champion in 24kg Snatch

  • Master of Sport , 24kg Snatch

  • Master of Sport , 24kg Long Cycle

  • Silver medalist in 16kg Snatch at the IUKL World Championships, Junior category

 
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