The swing is a great exercise for when you are stuck indoors. Its quiet – even silent. So if its the middle of the night & you need a quick exercise fix its ideal. Its also a great cardio workout.
Many folks soon learn that Kettlebells are not like regular weights. With Kettlebells you can go for volume in a way not possible with a barbell & dumbbell.
The guy in the video above is Rob Russell.
Here is a guy doing 6000 swings in under 2.5 hours
His form is fully lame ass though – can you really call that a swing ?
Here’s a good PDF program to get you started http://occupyfirstplace.com/KB10K.pdf
I think Swings are the fundamental Kettebell exercise – certainly the easiest but nothing is easy once you get beyond a few hundred reps.