I use this exercise to serve three main purposes:
- Core conditioning
- Shoulder stabilization
- Posterior chain strengthening
If you don’t have a kettlebell lying around, no worries. Just use a dumbbell.
A couple of key points to think to remember with this exercise:
- Keep a slight flex in the knee of the front leg and think about pushing your hips back in order to engage your glutes and hamstrings.
- Keep the arm holding the kettlebell as straight as possible. Your arms should form a pillar like position in the bottom position.
- Keep your eyes focused on the weight