A band resisted kettlbell swing is a great exercise for power development of the lower body. It is important that this motion not be attempted until a regular swing can be performed properly.
Some coaching cues and things to watch out for include:
- Drive through the heels
- Brace the anterior core
- Avoid hyperextension of the back
- Use the hips to kick the kettlebell forward, not your shoulders.
- Pull down on the kettlbell at the top of the motion
- Squeeze the glutes at the top
This is a great preseason exercise for power development. It is also beneficial when some of your stronger athletes can perform the swing with your heaviest available kettlebell.
Check out the video below of a band resisted kettle bell swing!
Doug Spurling, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Owner, Spurling Training Systems