If you are not over lifting I also suspect the problem is with your technique. In 5 months all muscle soreness I have had has been due to bad technique. As someone else suggested you could be using to much arm in your swing. Another possibility is your shoulder possition. Make sure your chest is staying out and you are not rolling your shoulder. Can you post a video in a blog?
I'm having to start from scratch so I feel it in my hips because my hips snap is really focused ans my glutes kill me after squats. I'm 40bls over weigt, but KBs aren't new to me and I know my form is good. My arms aren't challengedwhere I'm at now, but that wil change once I start doing more uppper body variants.
I'm feeling it in my hamstrings and my belly muscles a little bit. I've also noticed my lower traps, near where they connect to my spine are a little tender..it's not bad, it feels like they are getting stronger.
I've been doing this like a week though and my form probably blows...I'm also pretty weak. I'm 75lbs over weight and haven't been strength training for long.
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The muscle that is at the base of the neck spanning between the shoulders is the trapesius or trap for short. At the top of the swing if you pull your shoulders back in a shrug type motion it will work that muscle. You can try and keep your shoulders more relaxed at the top of your swing or just keep doing it and the muscle will strentghen and get worked out like the rest of them. I recently switched to that technique from another that was over emphasizing use of the lower back and my shoulders hurt some at forst, but my body loves me for it now.
And great work stepping up the weight after taking a long break.
I hadn't worked out in a few weeks and when I got back into it, I did only swings with a 20 lb kettlebell, which is 5 lbs heavier than I was previously working out with. The next day the muscle, forgive me for not knowing the exact name, but the muscle between my neck and my shoulder is super sore, so I'm wondering if anyone knows if that's a sign that my form wasn't what it should be? I have since had my hubby read the swing post here and watch a video of how a swing should be done and then watch me and see if he noticed anything too crazy and he said my swing looked good. I would appreciate any advice or thoughts :-). Thanks in advance.
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