The 1 Exercise to Add for More Power

Exercise of the Day

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Last week I wrote about the exercise you should stop. This week, let’s discuss an exercise you should add for an immediate increase in power.

If you want:

  • More distance from the tees
  • Better power in your stride
  • To get past the sticking point in your squat

Here is your exercise:

Kettlebell Swings

KB swing

Technique:

  1. First, be sure you can do a proper hip hinge, and choose an appropriate weight (don’t go overboard, technique is important)
  2. This is not a squat, you must hinge at your hips and stick your butt back
  3. Address and grasp the KB
  4. The first movement is to swing under your legs
  5. Then explode through your hips driving the KB up into the swing, clinching your glutes at the end
  6. Do not use your arms, this is not a shoulder exercise

Try these in addition to your normal routine 2 sets of 20 reps

Muscles Used (According to Bret Contreras)

Peak-EMG-KB-Swing

Here is Ann Wendel, PT, ATC, CMTPT with a great explanation.

The Kettlebell Swing

Good luck, enjoy.