Kettlebell swings - training secrets - Women's Health & Fitness

6. Boost your heart health in a swing
One of the best conditioning exercises for the heart is the two-hand kettlebell swing. Start with a shoulder-width stance and get into the bottom of the deadlift position with the kettlebell a foot in front of you. Grab the kettlebell with both hands and keep your arms straight. Next, hike the kettlebell between your legs, keeping your chest up and out. Snap your hips and think of propelling the kettlebell out in front of you until the bell is chest high. Let the kettlebell fall until it’s at about navel height and then actively pull the pull down towards your groin. Get out of the way at the last second by pushing the hips back. Let the kettlebell swing through your legs and repeat for multiple reps. If you are new to kettlebell training, always enlist an RKC-trained instructor to clue you up on safe technique.