Monday, September 12, 2011

Pet Peeve of the Day: Rounded-back swing starts! Argh!!!

I've been seeing a lot of people trying to revert to a rounded-back swing start lately.  I'm not sure if it's because they think the first swing doesn't really count, or if it's lack of awareness, or if it's just laziness, but whatever the reason, it's a surefire way to injure your back.  So please, please, do your swings (and all your other movements, for that matter) correctly from the moment you set up!


  1. And put the weight down without rounding the spine. Just because you finished your set doesn't mean the weight can't hurt you.

  2. Absolutely. My clients have push-up penalties for picking up/putting down a bell the wrong way...