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Old 03-08-2010, 09:12 AM   #8
James Evans
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Originally Posted by Bill Ripley View Post
And for gods sake keep the swings shoulder height or lower.
Why the antipathy towards these? Seriously. Is it just the association with CrossFit? I've seen Dan John say why don't you just snatch? Why can't you do both?

I always did DB swings to overhead (and still do). I've never seen Ross Enamait challenged for promoting this. When I bought kettlebells I just carried on with this style. I read an article by Glassman wanking off about the increase power output of the American Swing and how it maximised the Tanqueray to Watts Metric and that almost put me off doing them but in 4 years I've never had any injuries or even suggestion of pain.

I'm curious, not playing devil's advocate.
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