The kettlebell swing, snatch, and clean are all variations of the “hip hinge”.
When we hinge, our hips bend maximally with a minimal bend of the knees and ankles. A hinge is a “back and forward” movement as opposed to the “up and down” of the squat.
This simple drill is one of the best ways to practice our hinge, allowing us to improve our kettlebell swing, snatch, and clean in the process.
A strong hinge pattern is the foundation from which all the rest of your kettlebell training can grow.
Practice this movement to improve your hinge and everything else will improve.