Great article by Chris Holder on the essentials of the kettlebell swing. Over the past 20 months, I have taught myself to do the swing, snatch, clean, Goblet squat, and Turkish Get Up. They’re all great, but nothing duplicates the swing. Once you learn it, it is a life changing exercise.
The most underused and misunderstood exercise an athlete can have in his or her arsenal is the kettlebell swing. The usefulness of this one move cannot be understated. Like the Crane Technique, the kettlebell swing “if done right, no can defense.” But the effectiveness of the exercise is determined by your approach, your standards of performance, and your technique on every rep.