We always have the excuse, “I can’t work I don’t go to the gym.” Well I am here to burst that bubble, because you don’t need a gym to be able to workout. Yep, sorry. Most workouts (cardio) can be done in your living room, bedroom or even your backyard. All you need is something as simple as a kettlebell, weights or even a can of green beans. Put on some of your favorite music and go to town! You can do 3 sets – 10 reps on each side and you will most definitely be feeling the burn afterwards. You can thank me later. Here are 5 keetlebell workouts that will make you sweat and they’re super easy! You can also look up “kettlebell workouts” on YouTube, that’s what I normally do.
1. Kettlebell Deadlift
Start with the kettlebell on the floor in front of you. Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, with your toes slightly turned out. Squat down and pick up the kettlebell, then stand up and drive through your heels, keeping your chest up and back straight. Squeeze your butt at the top and return all the way back to the ground until the kettlebell lands at your feet.
2. Kettlebell Swing
Start with your feet wider than shoulder-width apart, toes pointed out. Grab the kettlebell on the floor in front of you and keep your arms loose as you send your hips back and drive to a standing position. From here, slightly bend your knees and using your lower back and hips, swing the kettlebell two inches forward, then push it backward through your legs. Swing forward again until you push the kettlebell out until your arms are parallel with the floor. Repeat.
3. Kettlebell Squat Thruster
Start with two kettlebells, one in each hand, in the rack position: that is, grip both firmly by the handles and pull fists to chin keeping elbows pointed straight down. The kettlebells will rest along on your outside forearm. Keeping your arms tucked in close to your body, squat down and explosively drive the kettlebells overhead as you stand. Bring back to the rack position and repeat.
4. Kettlebell One-Arm High Pull
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Grab the kettlebell in front of you with your right hand and let it hang in front of your body, arm straight. Slightly bend your knees and use power from your legs and biceps to jerk the kettlebell rapidly up the middle of your body, leading with your elbow, until your hand is about eye level. Repeat.
5. Kettlebell One-Arm Clean
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Grip the kettlebell handle loosely with your right hand. The handles should run parallel to your feet, not across your body, and your thumb should point forward. Drive up with your legs and hips as you pull the bell up the mid-line of your body into a standing position, keeping it close for better control. Keeping a loose grip on the handle throughout the movement, bring the kettlebell up to your shoulder and rotate your arm so the kettlebell turns from the inside to the outside of your body. Return to starting position.