It’s no lie that I’ve been LOVING kettlebells lately. I’ve mentioned it a few times before, so many that there’s no point in trying to link to a specific post. Just take my word for it.
My week was pretty crazy. Anyone else? I ended up not being able to take photos for this post until Wednesday. I had this whole bit written about how I brought a not-cute outfit for the workout, since I wasn’t teaching. And it just so happened to be an outfit that I’d worn for another workout on the blog. I decided to just go with it and make a funny out of it. But, alas, it’s late on Thursday night and I am not up for editing photos. I’m watching Gilmore Girls with my windows open, trying to stay awake long enough to type this post. It’s only 8:20pm.
Anywho, back to the workout, which is what you are really here for anyways right? In the mood for a solid workout featuring kettlebells?!
I love kettlebells. So very much. Why, you ask?
I’ve said it before, strength and cardio, all in one little odd shaped bell. plus, they burn tons of calories. find out more about the benefits of kettlebells here and here.
My plan was to do 7 rounds, but after 1 full round, I decided to only do 3. It took about 40 minutes or so. I only used 1 kettlebell for this workout (for most of it), which was a 25# bell. If you have access to different size bells, feel free to use different weights for the different exercises. I could have upped the weight for a few (I was swinging a 22kg (48#) bell this week), but I wanted to create a workout that would still be effective only using one bell.
This workout is great for balance because the exercises are either single arm or single leg. Make sure to keep the core tight and braced.
- single arm swings <– use those hips!
- figure 8’s
- single leg romanian deadlift with lunge pass <– hold kettle bell on the side of your standing leg. when you lower your leg from the deadlift, rather than stand upright, move the leg back into the lunge and then do the pass through.
- clean and press
- single arm row
- rack squat
Anyone else ready for the weekend? I’m heading to see my grandma for brunch, go on a hike and go to the outlets for some shopping. And there will be some studying mixed in there too.
Remember that AMRAP bar challenge from last friday?! Want to know the winners?!
- Dandi D
- Sarah from Shh…Fit Happens
- Juliana A
CONGRATS! Make sure to send me your contact info [firstname.lastname@example.org] and I’ll get your mailing info AND the flavor you would like to try, on over to the AMRAP team.
happy Feeling Fit Friday!
p.s. Do you like kettlebells? What is your favorite exercise?
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