EMG OF LOWER LIMB MUSCLES DURING KETTLEBELL EXERCISES

  • Brittany A. Rajala
  • Randall L. Jensen
Keywords: kettlebell swing, hip-dominant, swing-dominant

Abstract

The current study examined the differences of lower limb muscle activity during two different styles of kettlebell swings, hip-dominant and swing-dominant styles. Surface electrodes were placed on the rectus femoris, biceps femoris, semimembranosus, tibialis anterior, and gastrocnemius. Nine subjects performed a hip-dominant swing and a swingdominant swing while electromyography data were collected. The data collected showed that there were no significant differences in muscle activation during the two swings when analyzing the results of the electromyography of the selected lower limb muscles. These findings suggest that there is no advantage to performing one style of swing over the other in kettlebell swing exercises during training.
Published
2016-05-05