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Banded Kettlebell Swings


#1

CT what do you think about doing banded kettlebell swings instead of buying heavier kettlebells?


#2

[quote]Jimjamin wrote:
CT what do you think about doing banded kettlebell swings instead of buying heavier kettlebells?[/quote]

If you mean adding resistance in the form of a band going between your legs and that is attached to the KB, the one thing I don’t like is that it adds resistance in that wrong part of the movement: it adds resistance where the movement should be “unweighted” (where the KB goes up mostly due to momentum) and doesn’t add too much where you are actually producing maximum force. It would almost become like a “cheated front raise” because you would have to do the last portion of the swing with the arms.

The only benefit might be that the bands will accelerate the KB on the way down which will build reversal strength.