The Kettlebell Windmill is an exercise that provides benefits for the shoulders, thoracic spine, hips, and more. The shoulders and spine benefit from stability, flexibility, and strength.
As the weight is overhead, the torso moves down and up the shoulders move through internal and external rotation, all while the muscles need to work to stabilize the shoulder joint.
The thoracic spine performs rotation to keep the weight off the shoulders and on the skeletal system. Without good thoracic flexibility, the shoulders will suffer. So, although a great exercise, care should be taken and one should progress carefully. The right progression is bodyweight before loaded movements.
Following are some videos that feature the kettlebell windmill.
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