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The Modified Kettlebell Swing

Matthews, Martyn MSc1; Cohen, Daniel MSc, CSCS2

Strength & Conditioning Journal: February 2013 - Volume 35 - Issue 1 - p 79–81
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31826993c5
Exercise Technique

SUMMARY: MODIFIED KETTLEBELL SWINGS PLACE A GREATER EMPHASIS ON THE VELOCITY OF MOVEMENT AND ON DEVELOPING RAPID ECCENTRIC CONTROL OF THE HAMSTRINGS. THEREFORE, THIS EXERCISE MAY BE A USEFUL INCLUSION IN A TRADITIONAL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM AS A MEANS OF PREPARING THE HAMSTRING MUSCLES FOR THE LOADING CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED DURING MOST SPORTS.

1University of Salford, School of Health Sciences, Salford, United Kingdom

2London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom

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COLUMN EDITOR: Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Martyn Matthews is a senior lecturer in rehabilitation and strength and conditioning at the University of Salford.

Daniel Cohen is a senior lecturer in sports science at London Metropolitan University.

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