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9 Best Kettlebell Exercises

Kettlebells are versatile workout tools that can help build strength, endurance, balance, and power. Here are nine excellent kettlebell exercises to incorporate into your fitness regimen:

1. Kettlebell Swing:

  • Starting Position: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, holding the kettlebell with both hands in front of you.

  • Action: Hinge at your hips, push your hips back, and swing the kettlebell between your legs. Then, forcefully push your hips forward and swing the kettlebell up to chest or eye level.

  • Note: This is a hip-driven movement; the arms should not be doing the heavy lifting.

2. Kettlebell Goblet Squat:

  • Starting Position: Hold the kettlebell close to your chest with both hands.

  • Action: Perform a squat, keeping your chest up and pushing your knees outwards.

3. Kettlebell Turkish Get-Up:

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  • Starting Position: Lie on your back with a kettlebell in one hand, arm extended straight up.

  • Action: Move through a sequence of positions from lying to sitting to kneeling, and then standing up while keeping the kettlebell overhead at all times.

4. Kettlebell Clean:

  • Starting Position: Start with the kettlebell between your feet.

  • Action: Clean the kettlebell to the "rack position" (in front of your shoulder) by pulling it upwards and rotating your arm underneath.

5. Kettlebell Press:

  • Starting Position: From the rack position.

  • Action: Press the kettlebell overhead until your arm is fully extended.

6. Kettlebell Snatch:

  • Starting Position: Kettlebell between your feet.

  • Action: In one motion, pull the kettlebell from the ground to an overhead position, with your arm fully extended.

7. Kettlebell Lunge (with Overhead Hold):

  • Starting Position: Hold the kettlebell overhead with one arm.

  • Action: Perform lunges while maintaining the kettlebell in an overhead position.

8. Kettlebell Windmill:

  • Starting Position: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, kettlebell pressed overhead in one hand.

  • Action: Keeping the kettlebell overhead, bend at the hips and reach the opposite hand toward the ground, rotating your torso and looking up at the kettlebell.

9. Kettlebell Row:

  • Starting Position: In a bent-over position, with a flat back and kettlebell in one hand.

  • Action: Pull the kettlebell to your hip, keeping your elbow close to the body.

Remember, proper form is crucial when performing kettlebell exercises to ensure safety and effectiveness. If you're new to kettlebell training, consider consulting a fitness professional or seeking out instructional videos to familiarize yourself with the movements.

1 Comment

I'll try some of these!!

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