Similar to the kettlebell swing, the steel club swing can be used as a transitional exercise used within a complex or flow, or for strengthening the posterior chain.

Teaching Points

  1. Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart.
  2. Keep your spine neutral throughout the movement.
  3. Grip the neck with two hands close to the pommel.
  4. Hinge the hips and swing the club between your legs.
  5. Drive the club forward with a powerful hip drive until the club floats up to shoulder height. 

Common Problems & Solutions

Error: Allowing too much knee bend and performing a ‘squatting’ action.
Correction: Focus on keeping the knees soft and hinging the hips during the back swing, you should feel a slight hamstring stretch.

Alternative Options

Good mornings
Romanian deadlifts