Kettlebells are an extremely versatile exercise equipment that can be used for a variety of training including strength, mobility, and HIIT. Their unique shape allows you to pull, twist, and swing in ways that you couldn’t with dumbbells. Kettlebells can actually replace an entire gym when you get creative with them. Here are three to incorporate into your routine.
This exercise teaches you how to pick things up from the floor safely while strengthening your hamstrings and glutes. To complete this exercise, start with the kettlebell on the ground and the handle in line with your ankles. Make sure your knees are soft and send your butt back while keeping your arms straight and grabbing the handle of the weight with both hands. Then, reverse the motion with your hips to come up and repeat.
Kettlebell Goblet Squat
The goblet squat works your shoulders, core, and quads making it a functional movement. Start by holding the kettlebell with both hands in front of your chest, under your chin. Then, send your hips back and down as you squat as low as you can.
This exercise combines speed, power, strength, and coordination and it will get your heart racing. To start, place the kettlebell on the ground in front of you and with your knees slightly bent and arms straight, reach forward and grab the kettlebell by the handle, pushing it between your legs. Then move your hips forward and squeeze you butt to return to the standing position. Make sure you keep your core engaged throughout this exercise.