Full Body Kettlebell Workout – Core Crusher.
As we continue the full body kettlebell workout series, we arrive at number 5.
This routine is going to be focusing on all the major muscle groups once more, with an emphasis on the core this time around.
If you are familiar with only using the one kettlebell to train, you will have noticed that you work the core with quite a few kettlebell exercises, as you are using the core to stabilise yourself when swinging, pushing and pulling the bell.
We all know how important it is to have a solid core, as it is the foundation to a healthy body. If you have a weak core, you may suffer with lower back pain or have postural problems also.
This workout utilises the core with the majority of the exercises performed.
We have a variety of different movements that encourage the use of functional fitness and mobility drills. These are both methods of training to enable the body to move and train the way the body is intended to move.
Kettlebell Roll Call
In todays workout I am using an 8kg kettlebell, I have found that using a lighter kettlebell for some of the exercises to be beneficial due to the nature in which the kettlebell moves with my workouts.
The workout will take you 22 minutes to complete, we go for two rounds of action and there’s a total of 8 exercises in total.
Some of the exercises are done for 45 seconds on one side of the body and then repeated for 45 seconds on the other side.
This workout has been done in the format of 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 this workout, don’t be afraid to decrease the reps or modify the exercise to your fitness level.
With this routine you have 45 seconds to do as many controlled reps as possible, before the timer runs out and you get that 15 second break in between sets.
Exercises On Offer Today
Here is a list of the 8 exercises on offer in the routine today…
- Squat curl, press & tricep curl
- Hip tap rotation
- One arm row
- Overhead lift with hips up
- Racked kettlebell forearm lift
- Squat, one arm lift & hold
- Chest press with hips up
- Kettlebell lunge & pass through
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.
As you know, I always recommend warming up before working out, so if you check out the video below it will take you to my 15 minute morning stretching routine.
Once you have warmed up and you are ready to go, let’s get on with the workout.
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.