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The Benefits of Kettlebell training-Hip Snap

By May 18, 2009 October 20th, 2011 No Comments

Many of the lifts in kettlebell training that we will get personal training clients to use involve the production of strength at speed, which is power. In moves like the kettlebell swing this power is generated by the muscles surrounding the hip, using the so called “hip snap”. This movement emphasises stability in the muscles of the core (your natural weight belt that is made up not just of the abdominal wall but also the obliques, the transverse abdominus, lower back and deep postural muscles) and will also encourage a natural tilt of the pelvis, strengthening the lower back and also pulling the hips forward and making the tummy look flatter!! The kettlebell swing is a prime example of the kind of exercise that will promote all these benefits.

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