Exercise of the week!
Plant firmly your foot on to the floor holding a kettlebell in one hand (same side).
Hinge your hips back while also hinging your knee until you have a flat back and lowering the kettlebell to the floor The moving leg should be straight out behind you. The torso and the back leg have a seesaw relationship. Keep the other arm next to your pelvis. Slowly return to starting position, keeping your back straight.
– Keep your back straight during the exercise
– Keep your vision ahead in front of you
– Keep your abdominals engaged , lock out your stabilizing leg andbsqueeze your glute when coming upright
Each repetition is being completed when you come up to the upright position. Execute 3 sets X 10 reps.
Repeat for the other side.
i) Start without holding the kettlebell and lift it off the ground during the first repetition on the way up.
ii) Hold the kettlebell with both hands or with opposite hand to leg
iii) Extend your free arm sideways for more balance
iv) Use other equipment such as dumbbells.
Article by Dimoutsos Evangelos, Personal Trainer, AthensTrainers® Associate
Editing by Varvara Solomonidou