The kettlebell swing with flip to squat builds power and explosiveness in the hips and lower body while also building coordination and strength.
Step by step instructions
Hold a kettlebell in both hands with palms facing toward you and feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Allow your arms to hang straight down in front of your body so the kettlebell is hanging between your legs. Lower into a squat and swing the kettlebell upwards, standing simultaneously.
At the top of the swing, release the kettlebell from your grip, flipping it over in your hands. Allow the kettlebell to complete one full revolution before catching it in a standing position.
Holding the base of the kettlebell, perform a full squat while holding the kettlebell in front of your chest. Push back to standing and return the kettlebell to the starting position.
Mistakes and Tips
- Avoid rounding your back or bending forward at the torso. Instead, keep back straight throughout the movement.
- Be sure to completely finish the rep and squeeze your glutes at the top of the movement.
- Do not take your eyes off the kettlebell. Watch it throughout the entire movement.