My first thought was why would you be pushing the kettlebell UP with your hands. You can use your arms to push it down, but the hip pushes it up. If you want an excellent tutorial on doing swings - watch this: Kettlebell Swing Video
And I agree with PrimalClubber - kettlebells are wonderful. Yes proper technique is critical, but then again it is any time you are lifting heavy weights. Even a bicep curl can hurt you if done wrong. I did a tabata of swings and high pulls today that had me dripping and my HR equal to a good run.
Also, once you think you have form down - try a heavier bell for swings. If you swing with too light a bell, it's too easy to cheat with your arms. You cannot do that with a heavier bell.
I'm a girl and I snatch with a 10kg, and swing a 16kg. I'm considering a heavier kettlebell for swings.
Last edited by Andtckrtoo; 07-11-2011 at 05:18 PM.
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