kettlebell swings are certainly one of my favourite hip hinge movements. Creating powerful glutes, strong flexible hamstrings and a robust lower back- less prone to injury when performed correctly.
I’ve noticed that hip hinge movements often involve a steep learning curve, especially in relatively untrained individuals.
Good posture in a kettlebell swing is particularly important, as ballistic movements are generally higher risk. The momentum in a ballistic movement is generated very quickly, and if not well controlled can lead to tendons or ligaments being stretched beyond their capabilities.
If keeping a neutral spine and controlling the kettlebell is difficult for you initially, try allowing some movement in the ankles, adopting more of a squat position rather than exclusively bending at the hips. - 29 minutes ago