Kettlebells are an outstanding training tool. Kettlebells are the best bang for your buck when it comes to gym equipment, because they effectively train strength, power, and endurance. Moreover, the compact construction and handle has led them to be referred to as the “handheld gym,” and rightfully so, because one kettlebell can be used for such a large variety of exercises and training goals.

The most conventionally used kettlebell exercise is the swing. If learned properly, the swing can become one of the most commonly used tools in your exercise regimen.

*The swing falls in the category of the hip hinge. If you do not have a solid grasp of the hinge, start with kettlebell deadlifts, and then make the smooth, safe progression to swings.

Here are some helpful videos to get you started.