Verbal Cueing vs. Constraint-Led Approach for Teaching the Kettlebell Swing

The purpose of this study is to determine which method is most effective at teaching the kettlebell swing: verbal cueing, physical constraints, or a combination of the two.

After being recruited for the study, participants will receive and complete the PAR-Q and be screened for inclusion based on prior level of experience and confidence with kettlebell swings prior to their visit. This will be conducted electronically via email.

The participants will then be asked to report to the University of Central Florida’s Musculoskeletal Laboratory for a single 30 minute session.

Participants will be asked to wear minimal athletic and tight fitting clothing to facilitate measurements. First participants will undergo informed consent and group randomization into a verbal coaching, constraints coaching or combined coaching group. Next, joint angle measurements through Ipad recording along withsubjective confidence rating of performing kettlebell swings will be taken and the participants will then undergo their respective intervention.

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • 18-55 years of age

Exclusion Qualifications:

You may not participate in this research opportunity if any of the following applies to you:
  • Previous injury to the lower extremity that prevents normal squatting motion.
  • PAR-Q suggesting an inability to safely participate in exercise.

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UCF IRB#: Study00004623 ID
PI: William Hanney
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Recruitment End Date:
April 3, 2023
Education Complex and Gym
12494 University Boulevard
Room 174A
Orlando, FL 32816
Time Commitment:
Number of visits: 1
Expected time per visit: 30 minutes
Point of Contact:
Daniel Sheldon
Faculty Advisors:
William Hanney
Associated Units:
Athletic Training
Health Sciences
Physical Therapy
Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science
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