Dumbbell Low Swing

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Dumbbell Low Swing

Instructions

Preparation

Straddle dumbbell positioned on its side with feet far apart and toes pointing slightly outward. Squat down and grasp top of dumbbell with hand on each side. Lift dumbbell from floor slightly with arms and low back straight.

Execution

With back straight, bend down slightly at hip. When forearm makes contact with inner thigh, immediately extend hips while keeping back straight. Allow dumbbell to rise upward (about upper chest to head height) while extending hips and knees fully.

Return

Allow dumbbell to fall forward and downward keeping arms and back straight. Bend knees when dumbbell falls below waist allowing dumbbell to swing between legs. Repeat.

Comments

Use hips to drive dumbbell up on swing. Keep back straight throughout movement. Arms are keep straight by centrifugal force when dumbbell is in motion. Although force should come nearly all from lower body, upper body articulations are also listed. This movement has traditionally been performed with kettlebell (overhand grip) so it may be used instead.

Classification

 Utility: Power
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Pull

Force (Articulation)

Dynamic

Static

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