Have you ever seen someone make a weird ‘hiss’ sound when swinging a kettlebell?
There’s a very specific reason for that.
What they’re trying to do is match their breathing pattern to their swing. Not only is this the safest way to swing, but it also ensures we get the most out of our efforts.
By powerfully exhaling at the top, we ensure our ability to create the proper amount of tension in that plank position.
With a sharp inhale at the bottom, and a powerful exhale at the top, matching one breath to one swing is the best way to train.