CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Workout of the Day
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Workout of the Day Questions & performance regarding CrossFit's WOD

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-02-2012, 08:11 AM   #1
Mead Schlemmer
Member Mead Schlemmer is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Atlanta  GA
Posts: 7
Question about Kettlebell swing

I workout at home and don't have access to a kettlebell. I have some long resistance bands. Is there a resistance band equivalent to the kettlebell swing?
-Mead
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 09:13 AM   #2
Mark E. Wallace
Member Mark E. Wallace is offline
 
Mark E. Wallace's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Cedar Park  TX
Posts: 3,869
Re: Question about Kettlebell swing

Are you considering trying to use a resistance band as a substitute for a kettlebell? I don't see that working very well.

- Mark
__________________
"Ima champ Still pushin Strong, Remember You only get what you train FOR>"
Snarky answers -- Free of charge.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 09:18 AM   #3
Mead Schlemmer
Member Mead Schlemmer is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Atlanta  GA
Posts: 7
Re: Question about Kettlebell swing

Is there another equivalent exercise to the Kettlebell swing that I can do since I don't have a kettlebell?
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 09:45 AM   #4
Eric Montgomery
Member Eric Montgomery is offline
 
Eric Montgomery's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Diego  CA
Posts: 7,413
Re: Question about Kettlebell swing

Do you have access to dumbbells? You can swing them just like KBs.

But to answer your question, no, I can't think of any conditioning exercises that will train dynamic hip extension in a similar way to a KB swing. Maybe over-the-head ball throws if you've got a med ball or sandbag you can throw as hard and far as possible.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 09:52 AM   #5
Mead Schlemmer
Member Mead Schlemmer is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Atlanta  GA
Posts: 7
Re: Question about Kettlebell swing

I have a light medicine ball(8lbs). My dumbbells are the ones that separate to add or subtract weight so no overhead swings, lol.

Last edited by Mead Schlemmer : 07-02-2012 at 09:55 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 10:16 AM   #6
Eric Montgomery
Member Eric Montgomery is offline
 
Eric Montgomery's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Diego  CA
Posts: 7,413
Re: Question about Kettlebell swing

There's no need to go overhead with KB swings--you can get the same training effect with less risk of injury by going to eye level.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 12:17 PM   #7
Freddie Brummer
Member Freddie Brummer is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Huntsville  AL
Posts: 17
Re: Question about Kettlebell swing

I have a few cinder blocks with the holes in them I use. I have a 28, 30, and 35 pound blocks. I used the 35 today. I was able to get the extension over my head pretty good. The only thing is I use gloves to keep my hands from tearing up.

I have used dumbbells alot also.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 12:43 PM   #8
Blair Robert Lowe
Member Blair Robert Lowe is offline
 
Blair Robert Lowe's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Sacramento  CA
Posts: 7,948
Re: Question about Kettlebell swing

Can't they do those pull throughs where you attach a band to something and hold the band between your legs?
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 12:54 PM   #9
Greg Light
Member Greg Light is offline
 
Greg Light's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Birmingham  MI
Posts: 2,933
Re: Question about Kettlebell swing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eric Montgomery View Post
There's no need to go overhead with KB swings--you can get the same training effect with less risk of injury by going to eye level.
Agreed. I still have yet to hear a compelling argument for going overhead with swings.
__________________
My Workout Log
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 06:31 AM   #10
Mead Schlemmer
Member Mead Schlemmer is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Atlanta  GA
Posts: 7
Re: Question about Kettlebell swing

Thanks for all the suggestions. I got the WOD done yesterday. I used the dumbbell for the Kettlebell swings, worked well.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Substitution for Kettlebell Swing Andrew Mattson Workout of the Day 3 06-30-2009 07:27 AM
What's does the kettlebell swing do? Mike Darley Exercises 20 04-20-2009 07:13 PM
Question about subbing DB swing for KB swing Brian Ingham Exercises 2 04-30-2007 04:31 AM
Kettlebell swing Steve Kaspar Exercises 2 11-21-2006 10:01 AM
Kettlebell swing (modified) Frank Menendez Digital Coaching 15 02-11-2006 02:07 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.