Before you go thinking mired thoughts, let me explain.
First this is the one mistake I see occur over and over in the gym.
You are pressing the kettlebell overhead, finish the move, and thinking finally all is over set the bell down only to rest your other arm on your thigh.
The other most common thing I see is resting the non-working arm on your thigh when going to pick up the weight with the other arm. Essentially when your arm has nothing to do it tends to "assist" by resting on your legs, or as I call it getting in the way.
Why harp on something that seems inconsequential?
This small move changes where you are supporting your body completely.
Instead of being situated in the hips when setting the kettlebell down, if the arm gets in the way you will shift your weight forward towards the toes and set the stage for the low back to load up which over time can be detrimental. It also encourages rotation of the spine.
Just one small movement can make or break your lift and in the pursuit of strength every single action counts from beginning to the end. We can help you locate and address any leaked tension that could be holding you back from reaching your personal best at the gym, contact me to schedule a personal training session.
Time to make sure you aren't touching yourself while lifting weights!
Kerry M. Davis LMT, CIMT, SFG