If you search online you'll find many articles citing the benefits of daily kettlebell swings. Fitness experts suggest a range of anywhere from 50 to 300 swings a day. However, most seem to focus on getting in 100 swings every day. After much trial and error, I've found a kettlebell swing interval workout that is sustainable at 200 swings each day.
Fitness enthusiast Josh O Dowd does not discriminate when it comes to free weights. One look at his Instagram page shows his proficiency with the likes of maces, clubs, dumbbells, and kettlebells. By combining traditional exercise moves with body rotations he's literally putting a new spin on free weight workouts. This particular kettlebell workout of his looks absolutely dizzying!
This Devil Press Workout sounds pretty sinister as it should. The move combines two intense full-body exercises usually performed with dumbbells. Those exercises are the burpee and dumbbell snatch. However, by substituting the weights with kettlebells you'll work more muscles because of the positioning of the kettlebell in the lockout position.
This simple 10-minute workout for beginners requires 1 kettlebell of light or medium weight. The exercises are very basic and easy enough to perform without any prior experience. This cardio workout also includes a popular bodyweight exercise to allow for active recovery. The pacing is just right to work up a sweat while allowing time to learn some fundamental kettlebell exercises.
Eric and Juan Leija of Onnit fame share a creative kettlebell EMOM workout that features 4 sets of moves repeated for 6 rounds. That's 24 minutes of high-intensity kettlebell training! The exercises include staples such as swings, presses, snatches & high pulls. It may sound complicated but it is easy to follow and makes for a fun but challenging workout.
Many fitness experts agree that performing 300 kettlebell swings a day is an excellent way to lose weight fast. There are suggestions on how you should break the reps up as well as 300 swing challenges. Almost no one suggests doing them all in one go. Sure, that's possible but not realistic for the average person to do day after day. I've found the best way is to do them in one workout session in intervals.
I love the format of EMOM workouts because there are usually several ways to approach them. Short for Every Minute On The Minute, this type of workout requires the completion of a task within 1 minute. The quicker that task is finished the more rest time before the next round. When it comes to kettlebells, EMOMs typically feature several different exercises counting as reps in a set. Since many kettlebell exercises have variations one may opt for a particular style.
Many studies and researchers conclude that exercising while pregnant is not only safe but also recommended. According to the American Pregnancy Association, some benefits include increased energy, improved posture and mood, and even better sleep. However, when it comes to using kettlebells during pregnancy, there isn't a whole lot of information to glean from. Therefore, it's only natural to worry about the risks to both baby and mom especially when weights are used.
When I saw that popular fitness coach Funk Roberts posted another kettlebell workout video on YouTube, I was eager to break it down. After all, his last kettlebell workout is one of the most well-received that I've detailed on Kettlebell Krusher. Imagine my surprise when I learned that it was, in fact, not Funk who produced this workout. Rather, another coach using Funk's channel to gain more exposure.
Some of my favorite kettlebell flows aren't all that dazzling to watch but offer an effective workout nonetheless. The first flow I ever covered by Onnit's Eric Leija is one I perform weekly and still thoroughly enjoy. Why? It checks off all the boxes that I look for in a flow which are simplicity, pacing, and alternating sides for symmetry and recuperation.