Full Body Kettlebell Workout – Full Body KB Series No6 – Full Body Blast!
In the sixth edition of my full body kettlebell series, I have more unorthodox kettlebell exercises for you to follow along with that will involve the use of functional training.
Functional Fitness – is a term used to describe exercises that help you perform activities in everyday life more easily. These exercises typically use the whole body — definitely multiple muscles — and emphasise core strength and stability.
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With the workouts I do here, I use a lighter kettlebell to perform the routine with due to the nature of them. You can’t be swinging a heavy kettlebell here, you will do yourself some serious damage! So be warned.
For this workout I have opted for my 8kg vinyl kettlebell, its by no means the heaviest KB to use, but with the style of workout here, it works well with building endurance and strength.
What I have for you today is a 24 minute, that has 8 exercises for you in total and we go for two rounds of action. What we have done as ever is do the workout in an EMOM Style.
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.
We do some of the exercises for 45 seconds on one side of the body, then we repeat the exercise for 45 seconds on the other side.
Lets take a look at the exercises in the routine today:
- One arm swing
- side to side Trunk rotation – crane
- Boxing hook
- Two tier good morning
- Clean & press squat
- Hammer curl
- One arm Chest press with hips up
Looking at the exercises above, you will see that you are getting a total body workout and all of the exercises are going to require you to twist, pivot, push and pull in the way the body is intended to, with functional exercises that will also help with your mobility also.
Mobility Training – It combines mobility exercises that increase the range of movements and motions your body can perform. These include flexibility, but also balance, pliability and strength. The full combination is the best way to avoid injury. One great thing about mobility training is its diversity.
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.