Full Body Kettlebell Workout – Full BodyKB Series No4
You should all know by now, that I love using kettlebells and do so daily.
I have been an avid kettlebell swinger for a few years and even now, I never get bored of working out with them.
I also like to come up with different types of exercises that encourage the use of compound movements. These are exercises which utilise more than one muscle group at a time.
Any given exercise can work a variety of muscles at once, which is great as it kills two birds with one stone… or one kettlebell even!
I still do a lot of the regular kettlebell exercises, but find using the kettlebell in different ways works well with me.
This is why I decided to do a kettlebell series that makes use of the kettlebell in different ways to the conventional ways of training.
Dont get me wrong, I think conventional kettlebell exercises are great and should be the core of anyones kettlebell journey to start off with.
However, theres nothing wrong with trying something different once in a while right?
You will notice right away that im doing different things with the kettlebell that you dont normally see on your regular workouts.
This isnt to be a contrarian, its to simply make the body move in ways that benefit the body to move as it should, which will increase your mobility too.
I also dont use what you would class as a heavy kettlebell for someone of my size (not that im big or anything by a long stretch) but the kettlebell doesnt need to be in my humble opinion.
Those that train with kettlebells already will know how even swinging a light kettlebell for a period of time, will have you puffing your cheeks and testing your cardio fitness levels for sure.
If you wanted to check out some of the other kettlebell workouts in the series so far, then click on the workouts here.
In this full body kettlebell workout today, there are eight exercises in the routine that will work all major muscle groups in the body over the space of the 22 minute period, if you are going to follow along.
Some of the exercises are done for 45 seconds on one side of the body, then repeated for 45 seconds on the other side.
This workout is done as an EMOM routine. EMOM, or every minute on the minute workouts are a simple and effective way to put in a lot of work in a short amount of time. An EMOM can be performed for any length of time. This structure allows people to get creative with their workouts and easily scale them to be more difficult as your fitness level increases.
If you’re finding it difficult to get enough rest between exercises in a class, don’t be afraid to decrease the reps or modify the exercise to your fitness level.
The exercises in the routine today are as follows:
- Squat & triple press
- Around the world
- Football throw in
- Kettlebell lunge & pass through
- Kneeled one arm upright row
- Front plank one arm row
- Horse posture curl
- Side to side pendulum
As you can see from the exercises above, you are going to get a total body workout, which is working all major muscle groups within a single workout. Fabulous.
If you want to follow along in real time with this workout then please click on the image below.
If you enjoyed this, then please try some of the other workouts over at the YouTube channel.
I have the following workouts for you to try:
Always remember that if the workout is too challenging and you’re finding it difficult to get enough rest between exercises, don’t be afraid to decrease the reps or modify the exercise to your fitness level.
If you enjoyed this workout then please check out the YouTube channel, with over 40 workouts which include the use of kettlebells, resistance bands, dumbbells and even body weight exercises too.