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I see a lot of other kettlebell trainers and enthusiasts on here working out with double bells of the same weight. Honestly, I’m a little envious! However, I don’t have the cash to spend on two kettlebells of equal weight. So, I like to get creative and integrate mixed weights into my workouts from time to time.

This is a pretty simple combo but really tests your strength and range. Especially with heavier weights. Slide 1 is with 35 lb and 25 lb kettlebells. In slide 2, I incorporate my new 45 lb. competition kettlebell with the 35 lb kettlebell. Finally, in slide 3 you’ll see the optimal placement of the kettlebells.

Breaking Down This Mixed Weight Workout

  • Dead snatch heavy bell
  • Lower to rack position
  • Reverse lunge with the opposite leg
  • 2x rows with the lighter bell
  • Rise up and clean the lighter bell
  • Push press both bells
  • Flip placement of bells on ground and repeat.

I suggest a 5 or 10 min AMRAP (as many reps as possible) with 15 – 30 seconds of rest after 1 set consisting of 1 rep on each side. It takes me 5-10 seconds to set the bells after each rep so factor that into rest too.

As I’m sure you can see, I’m still adjusting to my new 45 lb kettlebell so it’s not the prettiest of movements. Although, I wanted to include it as it’s much more challenging than the lighter weights. However, you can always decrease or increase the sizes depending on how difficult you’d like to make this workout.

As much as I would love to have more than 1 kettlebell of the same weight, it just makes more sense to go up a size. At least up until this point. Perhaps, I’ll get another 45 lb kettlebell instead of moving on to a 53 pounder next time. Regardless, it’s good to give those old kettlebells some action once in a while! Try this combo out and let me know what you think!

Ryan Faucher

I'm a web designer and kettlebell enthusiast on a quest to lose fat, build muscles and live a healthier lifestyle. I truly believe that exercising with kettlebells in conjunction with dieting is the most effective and efficient way to reach this goal. If you have the will and motivation, there is no reason you can't do the same.
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