Get ripped with 5 Kettlebell exercises
Learn the kettlebell moves you need to burn more fat and pack on the muscle for a lean, ripped body.
Follow these six best kettlebell exercises to add more muscle, melt more fat, boost your endurance, and move better. You’ll improve your body quickly and build the foundation for every other kettlebell exercise.
1. Kettlebell Deadlift
Kettlebells start here. The deadlift adds muscle to your hips, hamstrings, glutes, and back. It also ingrains a good hip-hinge—the process of bending forward at your hips while keeping your lower-back flat and bending your knees slightly—necessary in almost every kettlebell move.
2. Kettlebell Swing
The kettlebell swing is a fantastic exercise to strengthen your body and burn a ton of fat. It develops tremendous power in your hamstrings, glutes, and core, which will improve your other lifts like the squat and deadlift. It also crushes your lungs and blasts your metabolism because it repeats so quickly.
Adding the swing to your workout will absolutely improve your athleticism. It is, however, one of the most butchered exercises on Earth. Start with the kettlebell deadlift first—it will build a great foundation and teach good technique.
3. Kettlebell Push Press
The push press is a phenomenal, explosive move that sculpts big shoulders, huge traps, and ripped triceps. It also builds tremendous core stability and forces you to generate power from your lower-body, transfer it up the kinetic chain, and out through your arms, which is integral in every sport.
4. Kettlebell Snatch
The kettlebell snatch is a power exercise that swings the kettlebell to an overhead position, like at the top of the push press. Because it travels more distance, the snatch builds more power than the swing or clean.
5. Kettlebell Windmill
This is a phenomenal dynamic exercise that blasts your obliques, strengthens your shoulder, and activates your hips too.
For the Ultimate Fat Burn
Put it all together for one bad-ass complex:
KB Swing x 8
KB Snatch x 8
KB Clean x 8
KB Push Press x 8
KB Windmill x 8
KB Goblet Squat x 8
Finish all your reps for each exercise and go straight into the next exercise without resting or resting the kettlebell. This will hurt.
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