3 Kettlebell Exercises to Add to Your Workout

Kettlebells are sometimes overlooked, but they are actually a really effective piece of equipment to use in the gym. They can help you build muscle and they are very versatile. For squats, you can switch up your dumbbells for kettlebells and instead of shoulder presses, you can try out kettlebell swings. The weight on a kettlebell is distributed differently than a dumbbell so it makes you engage your core more to be able to use them in each exercise. Here are three of the best kettlebell exercises to add to your routine.

Kettlebell Swing

Start with your hips back, knees bent a little, and your torso leaning forward with your legs a little wider than hip-width apart. Hold the kettlebell with both hands, arms extended towards the floor. In one motion squeeze the glutes, straighten the legs, lift the torso and bring the hips forward all whilst swinging the weight to shoulder height. Arms should be straight at all times and keep the core tight. Bring back to start and repeat 14 times.

Farmers Carry

Start with feet together, a kettlebell in each hand, and arms by your side. Engage the abs and walk with the back straight the length of the room you are working in. Walk back to the start. Do this three times.

Single-Leg Deadlift

Holding a kettlebell in each hand, palms facing the body start with the legs together. Keeping your hips level, put your body weight on the left leg and extend the right leg behind you whilst lowering the torso and weights towards the ground. Stop when your back and right leg are parallel to the floor and come back to start. Do 15 reps for each leg.