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    Kettlebell Fever Swing Program

    My wrist is constant as well. As Lisa said, it makes sense to me that you use the same motion for the 2-hand and 1-hand swing. So no wrist turn.

    With cleans and snatches it is common to see people angle the bell on the ground and grab it with the thumb turned in. This makes the clean and snatch motion a bit smoother and lessens the banging on the wrists. On the decent they'll twist the wrist just prior to the snatch motion.

    There are a number of good drills to teach swing mechanics. The "towel swing" is one I like because the swing quickly becomes self-correcting.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULZUw...eature=related

    (I should add that different kettlebell schools teach different approaches to the swing, snatch, etc. So your mileage may vary. Reif and the examples I used are focused on the RKC approach)

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    thanks again!

    i will try the one hand swing with constant wrist position next time and see how that works out...

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    Kettlebell Fever Swing Program

    I rotate my wrist when I swing one handed, but during marathon sessions I have to find new ways to grip, and suddenly the RKC method starts looking good.

    Thumb back - legs narrow, greatest range of motion
    Handle sideways - legs spread more, less range of motion
    Thumb forward - legs narrow, least range of motion

    You might find that your strengths are put to the best use in one position or another. My hamstrings are stronger than my glute snap, so thumb back lets me go longer, but when people get tired, they have to find a way to make it work. I use all three, when needed, but the thumb forward is the least usable to me for swings.

    For cleans, it's useful because you don't have to rotate when dropping down OR when snapping back up into the clean position, but you lose out on the hip power.

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    Kettlebell Fever Swing Program

    For those of you who've done KBF, how long does a "normal session" take you typically?

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    Kettlebell Fever Swing Program

    What kind of KBs do you guys use? Mine are very basic and sometimes the paint chips off. If things get sweaty, they become hard to grip because I got the bigger grips too. Am I just a baby or is there a better brand to use? When I'm swinging the heavy ones I get a little worried sometimes.

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    Kettlebell Fever Swing Program

    Quote Originally Posted by "yoshia2m":o1iumnrq
    What kind of KBs do you guys use? Mine are very basic and sometimes the paint chips off. If things get sweaty, they become hard to grip because I got the bigger grips too. Am I just a baby or is there a better brand to use? When I'm swinging the heavy ones I get a little worried sometimes.
    Just don't do this:
    [youtube]niJ8FblIm6M[/youtube]

    yes, that was supposed to be swing, swing, snatch I think but it is the swing that got away

    Or at least face away from the TV, small children, dogs ...

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