Fitness guru Jillian Michaels recently posted an Instagram video of her working out with kettlebells. It looks intense, especially the first segment shown. Normally kettlebells are used for movement exercises, but Jillian had something else in mind. Incredibly, she uses two kettlebells as anchors that never move from the ground. Just watch her video below.
Like many other kettlebell exercises, the goblet squat scales nicely depending on the weight you choose. Selecting a heavier weight is great for building strength and power in your glutes and calves. Those who decide to go with a lighter weight will benefit from increased mobility and balance. After a few sets, you should start to feel the burn in your knees and legs.
I discovered this challenging kettlebell workout several days ago. I’ve tried searching desperately to give the author proper credit but can’t seem to find the link anymore. It incorporates the popular Russian Kettlebell Swing along with the traditional push-up. What you’ll be doing is performing sets of each and alternating between them. It’s a simple but almost punishing workout depending on how far you want to take it.
We love the Kettlebell Stack 52 cards because of how basic yet effective they can be for kettlebell exercises. First, a visual representation of the exercise is displayed. Furthermore, each card contains a brief set of instructions. Finally, a QR code is included that links to a video demonstration.
If you’re new to kettlebells you’ve probably encountered the issue of banging your wrists while performing kettlebell cleans and snatches. In order to prevent this, you’ll want to purchase a set of kettlebell forearm guards. They will help to absorb the impact of the kettlebell and soak up sweat.
The kettlebell squat is a great way to build strength in your lower body. It’s also fantastic at helping to improve stability and mobility. Watching Preity’s kettlebell workout video, you can see just how fluid the whole exercise is. At 43, she looks extremely limber and fit! I also couldn’t help but notice the kettlebell rack behind her. The kettlebells at the bottom of the rack are monstrous!
Just to clarify the reps for the competition, each exercise is repeated that number of times before cycling to the next set. So 5 handstand push-ups and 5 double kettlebell deadlifts. That then increases to 8 handstand-ups and 8 deadlifts before the last set of 13 each. The final task is to lunge to the finish line with 2 kettlebells overhead.
Most people are only aware of the obvious benefits that kettlebell training can provide. Strength and building muscles to be precise. However, many kettlebell exercises also force you to keep your balance. The off-center gravity of a kettlebell also works wonders for balancing purposes when it is in motion.
Watching the video, you can easily see how performing the Russian Kettlebell Swing incorrectly can lead to back pain. By over-extending the swing and not keeping your back straight or rigid, you’re putting more pressure on your lower back instead of having it evenly distributed. It’s an easy mistake to make because a lot of tutorials and videos assume people will imitate the swing motions as shown.
Most of the workouts I do are at home. When I started working out earlier this year for weight loss purposes, it always involved using a kettlebell. I was never into the idea of working out in public with strangers. Just as the author of this article described, I imagine gyms being divided into groups or “clicks” of people. Not that it is necessarily a bad thing, it’s just where would I fit in?
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