Kettlebells are a great tool to help you get your workout in. They look simple, but some of the exercises can be deceptively difficult all the while building strength.
Not sure which exercises you should do with your new routine? These kettlebell exercises are good options.
Deadlifts are a great exercise and can also be a great intro to kettlebell exercises. Deadlifts provide full-body strength training, especially for the glutes, legs, and back. This move gets your whole body working.
Stand with your feet at shoulder-width. Point your toes out, keep your chest up, and maintain a straight back. Bend at your hip with a kettlebell in your hands, reaching the floor. Move back to a standing position, keeping your core and glutes tight and activated.
The kettlebell swing is an important one for learning other moves in the future. Building a solid foundation with the kettlebell swing helps you transition to other exercises that are great for your entire body.
You will begin with the kettlebell on the floor, your legs wide. Reach down for the kettlebell like you would do with a deadlift. Pull the kettlebell with both hands through your legs, and then up in front of your chest. Try to keep the movement explosive, not so much using your arms to lift the kettlebell as much as the motion of your knees and hips coming up.
You can also do this move with one arm, switching back and forth from one arm to the other. This can help you get more of a workout in different body parts.
The goblet squat is a great choice with a kettlebell or dumbbell. If you don't have a squat rack or bar at home, you can use the goblet squat to work some of the same body parts.
This is a simple exercise you can do with any weight. Hold the kettlebell with both hands to your chest. Your feet should be about the width of your shoulders, your toes pointed out slightly. Maintain a straight back and keep your chest upright as you bend your hips and knees to squat. Hips should be pressed back, and the weight should be in your heels. Then, stand back up.
Kettlebells Are a Great Exercise Tool
With so much strength training equipment available, you might be wondering what kind of equipment you need. Kettlebells are a great choice for your strength journey.