Developing power from KB swings is a myth and a compromise that doesn’t work. If you can’t hit the middle of the force time curve with power, choose the ends and something clear. I laugh when people rationalize how they are using heavy KB swings with athletes. I think it’s good for regular joes but for athletes, do something that can show up on the stopwatch or tape measure, not in a brilliant
Rather than a drive-by dismissal, without offering any evidence or rationale, of a means that many coaches use for various reasons, why not review the literature and discuss actual research or case studies. A quick review of the literature finds that in fact your pronouncement that “Developing power from KB swings is a myth….” may be a bit premature, if not a gross over generalization. I offer a few articles for those interest to peruse and discuss.
“The results of this study clearly demonstrate that 6 weeks of biweekly KB training provides a stimulus that is sufficient to increase both maximum and explosive strength offering a useful alternative to strength and conditioning professionals seeking variety for their athletes.”
“…kettlebells may be an effective alternative tool to improve performance in weightlifting and powerlifting.”
Strength gains greater with weights, but no difference in improvements in power measurement (VJ) between weights and kettlebell.