Even after two decades of training with kettlebells, I still find it’s incredibly important to continuously focus on the basics of positioning and technique, especially when the ultimate goal is to maximize workouts and help avoid injury.
That being said, one of the most important body position reminders I personally focus on while swinging a kettlebell is addressing and maintaining proper head and neck position.
And as with almost any movement, controlled but relaxed neutral anatomical position is usually preferred.
In the short video below, Chief SFG Brett Jones covers acceptable—and problematic—neck position in the kettlebell swing.
If you train with a Kettlebell and aren’t aware of StrongFirst or Pavel . . .
Pavel Tsatsouline introduced the Russian kettlebell to the West in 1998 and started the kettlebell revolution.
A former Soviet Special Forces physical training instructor, Pavel became a Subject Matter Expert to the elite of U.S. military and law enforcement, including the Marine Corps, the Secret Service, and the Navy SEALs. His training system has been implemented by special operations units in two countries closely allied with the U.S. Pavel founded StrongFirst, the “school of strength,” to bring “low tech/high concept” methods of achieving high performance and resilience to men and women from all walks of life, not just elite warriors and athletes.
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