If you phrased it that way, I'm not terribly suprised you got banned.
In my opinion crossfit does the american swing because they then do not have to teach the snatch .
In my opinion crossfit does the american swing because they then do not have to teach the snatch. Which is a much more technical lift. It's just a lot easier to teach.
Ok since I was banned on the CrossFit boards for asking this with no sarcasm or profanity, I will ask you guys. What is the point of an "American" swing? I don't get why you would teach people a lazy, poorly performed snatch.
In Pavel's original KB book, he said you could swing them to any height including overhead.
How about less than 10 years of history, the Russian did them first.Which is fine in itself but don't proclaim you suddenly know more than 300 years of experience with kettlebells and proclaim a big sloppy swing is the ultimate. You are dumbing it down for the masses.
I do not understand why so many people on this forum have a problem with overhead swings.
KJ says that snatches work better than swings for mvo2 so maybe overhead swings would give you the mvo2 advantage of snatch without the hand issues.
We may no longer teach swings this way, but they were a part of the RKC system not that long ago, get over yourselves.