Kettlebell Workout For Beginners
Kettlebells look like cannonballs with handles, and using them may remind you of the workouts your great-grandfather did on the farm.
Kettlebells look like cannonballs with handles, and using them may remind you of the workouts your great-grandfather did on the farm. They’re a simple, old-school tool that has gained popularity in recent years among athletes and fitness buffs because they are so effective at strengthening and conditioning the entire body. Kettlebells can be used for strength training or cardio workouts.
Here is a total body kettlebell workout for beginners:
Warm up first by jogging in place or marching in place for at least five minutes. Then do some basic stretches to prepare your muscles for the workout (see Resources). Perform each exercise without resting in between and then rest one minute between rounds. Do two to four rounds total.
Squats: Stand tall with feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent and toes pointing forward. Hold a kettlebell by its handle at chest level with both hands. Contract your abs as you squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor (or as close to parallel as you can get). Keep
Kettlebells can be tricky to work with. If you’re still unsure about how to get started, try out this beginner’s kettlebell workout:
5 goblet squats
10 reverse lunges (each leg)
Plank for 30 seconds
Repeat 5 times!
The kettlebell is one of the best overall training tools to have in your home gym. It’s a versatile piece of equipment that can be used for a variety of exercises, including squats, deadlifts, overhead presses, single-arm rows and bent-over rows.Learn More