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DUMBBELL OR KETTLE BELL SKIER SWINGS

Skier swings can be done with kettlebells or dumbbells. Find a weight that you’re comfortable with. You’re going to hold a pair of dumbbells or kettlebells to your sides, while also standing with your feet shoulder width apart with a slight bend in your knees. First, you’re going move your hips back while simultaneously bringing the dumbbells or kettlebells slightly behind you. Next, you’re going quickly move your hips forward while squeezing your glutes. At this moment, the dumbbells or kettlebells will be swung over your head. Then you do it all over again.

Gethealthyu.com defines Skier Swings as a plyometric exercise that strengthen your legs, glutes and core and increase your heart rate for major fat burning. The Skiers mimics ski moguls in the movement of the hips going from side to side.

Five Benefits to Dumbbell and Kettle Skier Swings Benefits:

  1. Individually works the chest, delts and upper back . These individual body parts contend with momentum on both sides, causing them to adjust to stay in sync. It also works grip strength since fingers aren’t sharing a handle.

2. Increase heart rate and burns fat. Increases stamina

3. Develops abs, hamstrings and glutes

4. Recruits more fast twitch muscle fibers

5. Core movement that help spare the lower back. Doing skier swings help prevent back pain and injuries.

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