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.
Breaking Down The Kettlebell Exercise Video
As you can see in the first part, it requires an enormous amount of concentration and arm strength. Her ability to support her body and then perform alternating leg extensions is nothing short of amazing. For those of us losing weight with kettlebells, it seems quite the impossible task. Still, it’s a unique method of using kettlebells as a prop for exercising.
The second kettlebell exercise segment starts off with a push-up. This is actually a fairly common exercise that is performed in the plank position with two kettlebells. Instead of doing a set of push-ups, she swings her legs and lower body through the kettlebells with her feet landing in the opposite end. It looks easy, but then again, not everyone is as flexible as she is!
Finally, the last kettlebell segment shows alternating kettlebell push-ups to normal push-ups. Out of the 3 kettlebell exercises, this is probably the one that most people can also perform with ease. As if that wasn’t enough, we see more balancing ability with some fancy footwork on a roller. With her hands supporting her, a foam roller is moved back and forth proving a great workout for the glutes and abs.
If that kettlebell workout seems a little too much for you, she does suggest a 7-minute daily workout accessible on her app. We’re not ashamed to admit that we’re a little bit intimated by the video!