Kettlebell Workouts

Monday 8 May 2017 by

Workout, Gym, Health, Fitness

Kettlebells are a brilliant piece of equipment to add to your routine. Improving strength and core, you don’t need a particularly heavy one, just a few exercises you can add to your arsenal to improve your fitness routine. Here are a few of my favourites.

Kettlebell swing

This is one of the most effective exercises you can ever do – as long as it’s done properly. Uing your hips and glutes, swing the kettlebell to shoulder height and bring it back down in to a squat position. Use the weight from the kettlebell and power in your hips to improve the movement. Here’s how to do it…

Goblet squat

This is a loaded squat. With the kettlebell in both hands, bring yourself down in to a squat and back up again, keeping your back and hips stable. One of the easier exercises to add to your routine, it’s also one of the simplest to get right. Here’s how to do it…

The Turkish get-up

This is a much slower movement, requiring ultimate control. With the kettlebell in one hand, lie on your back with your arm extended upwards. Using your core, you move to a standing position and then back down, always keeping your arm extended. Remember to keep your elbow soft! Here’s how to do it…

The clean

I try to use a slightly heavier kettlebell for this one. In a squat position, lift the kettlebell from the floor and swing it up over your shoulder. It’s not the most straightforward of moves to get right, so make sure you check your position first. Once you’re more confident, you can add a press to the movement. Here’s how to do it…

The snatch

This is another explosive move, much like the swing. Starting with a one-armed swing, at its highest point, switch hands. It sounds simple, but it’s all about the power. Keep using your hips in this one – here’s how to do it…

Kettlebells are fairly cheap to get hold of, so you don’t even need a gym membership for these. A little bit of room at home, and you’re all set!

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