Kettlebell Hack #7 – Eye Focus Mistake

I’m really excited for our upcoming Kettlebell Ballistics Workshop at FVT! If you want to join us, you can sign up here – but hurry, we only have 6 in person spots left:

We are going to take a deep dive into proper form on the:

— Kettlebell Clean
— Kettlebell Swing
— Kettlebell Snatch

Part of that will be providing fixes to common mistakes people make when doing moves, like the eye focus mistake (this is “kettlebell hack” #7 of dozens we’ll be going over).

See, a mistake a lot of people make is looking down at the ground when doing kettlebell swings.

This is not a good thing, because of something called the “pelvo-occular reflex”…basically, the rest of your body ends up following where you look, and odds are you mess the whole exercise up.

Instead, you want to look “down at the horizon”, or where the wall meets the floor in front of you if you are indoors. This way, your neck stays neutral, and the hinging from the hips movement is safely optimized, all while helping you keep your upper body angle right where it needs to be.

For dozens more tips and tricks like this one, sign up for the Kettlebell Ballistics Workshop with Forest on February 28th:


We look forward to seeing you there!

-Forest and the FVT Team at

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