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There are ways to get your swing on other than using a kettlebell.
Of all the exercises you can do with a kettlebell, swings are one of the most versatile. When performed with heavy weights for low reps, this exercise develops explosive hip strength and power, while lighter weights and higher reps make for an effective fat-burning cardio conditioner. Of course, to do kettlebell swings, you need a kettlebell. There are, however, several exercises you can do instead.
Put it in Reverse
Using an action very similar to kettlebell swings, the reverse medicine ball throw is an effective power exercise. With your ball in both hands, lean forward and swing the ball between your knees and behind you. Keeping your arms straight, rapidly stand up and throw the ball up and overhead as far and as high as you can. Always check that the area behind you is clear before performing this exercise.
Use a Band
Where kettlebells are usually heavy and not very portable, resistance bands are the opposite. You can work your hamstrings, glutes and lower-back muscles, the same muscles used in kettlebell swings, by performing pull-throughs with bands. This exercise can be performed anywhere you can safely anchor your resistance band. Fix your band to a secure point near the floor and then stand astride it with your back to the anchor. Pick up the band and hold it in both hands in front of your hips. Step forward to tension your band. Lean forward from the hips, reach behind you through your legs and then stand up straight against the resistance offered by the band. Try not to round your back as this can lead to injury.
Do the Sumo
Like the kettlebell swing, the sumo deadlift high-pull can be a good power developer when performed with heavy weights or an effective conditioning exercise when performed with light weights. Also, like kettlebell swings, it is a favorite with CrossFit. Hold a barbell with a narrow overhand grip and stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees, push your hips back and lower the bar to around mid-shin height. Explosively stand up and simultaneously pull the bar up to your chin. Lower the bar and repeat.
Try Dumbbell Swings
Not having a kettlebell doesn't mean you can't do swings. You can put a medicine ball or rock in a strong bag, swing a water jug or if you want a less low-tech approach, use a dumbbell. Put a single dumbbell on it's end and stand astride it. Squat down and grasp the top with both hands and then stand up. Lean forward from your hips and then explosively swing the weight forward from between your knees to shoulder-height or higher. Swing it back down and repeat. Make sure the plates on your dumbbell are securely fastened to avoid accidents.