How to Do Kettlebell Figure 8
The kettlebell figure 8 should begin with a good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.
If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the kettlebell figure 8.
Beginning Kettlebell Figure 8
Begin in a bent over position; legs will be bent and trunk almost horizontal with one hand on the kettlebell between the legs.
Kettlebell Figure 8 Movement
1. Swing kettlebell back between legs to pass it to opposite arm behind the leg.
2. Circle kettlebell around the leg to pass to another side in a continuous figure 8 pattern.
3. A slight swaying of the lower body will facilitate the figure 8 movement.
Kettlebell Figure 8 Benefits
The figure eight is a kettlebell workout that simultaneously engages multiple muscle groups across the body. The back (glutes and erector spinae), hamstrings, quadriceps, and biceps are all targeted in most forms of the exercise. You'll also work the calves, upper back, and shoulders.