5 Kettlebell Swing Variations To Mix Up Your Routine

5 types of kettlebell swings

The kettlebell swing is a classic exercise that can be used for improving strength and power in the muscles of the posterior chain, including the hamstrings, glutes and lower back muscles – as a strength and conditioning coach, this would be my primary variation and reason for programming the kettlebell swing.

Yet, as the world of kettlebell swings has evolved, it has given rise to a range of variations which infuse diversity into a workout routine and can bias a specific muscle group and training goals for the broader fitness community. This article will explore the different variations of kettlebell swings and shed light on the reasons behind incorporating these variations.

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What Muscles Do Goblet Squats Work?

Labelled image of what muscles goblet squats work

The goblet squat is performed the same as a regular squat, but whilst holding a dumbbell in front of you. This is a great exercise for athletes learning to squat, as it is easier and safer to learn when compared to other squat variations.

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What Muscles Do Front Squats Work?

Labelled diagram of muscles worked during front squats

Front Squats are a compound exercise that is a great way to work your lower limbs, particularly your quads, inner thighs and glutes. Here, we’ll delve more into what muscles front squats work, along with how to adapt the exercise to fit your training needs.  

If you’re looking for a deeper dive into muscles worked in squat variations check out this article.

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