This week on our social media channels, I’ve been talking about the importance of the set up on the start of your kettlebell swing. To quote Master RKC Andrea Du Cane, “there must be an intention and preparation before the start of the pull—before anything happens.”

The start of your swing, or that very first hike off the floor, is just as important as any other aspect of the swing, yet I often see people neglect to be mindful of their starting position and their starting hike. This leaves you more prone for injury, and really, who wants to injure themselves at all let alone on the very first hike? When the start of your swing is solid and powerful, your swings are more powerful and explosive and that translates to a safer swing and better results.

Here’s a video to show you how to practice a solid start and stop: