Kettlebell Workout Routines – 8 Extreme Exercises!
As we continue the ongoing series of kettlebell upper body workouts, I thought the entire body was feeling a little neglected, so decided to do full body kettlebell workout to cheer your lower body up no end!
If you are new to this site and were wondering what it is all about? Let me just go over a little introduction of my background in fitness.
I have been working out for over two decades and in that time there have been various different types of workouts, diets and fads come and go.
Im a standard middle aged guy, who just likes taking care of himself and exercising, through trial and error I have found out what works for me and what doesnt in that time. I know we are all different, what will work for me might not be the same for the next person. However, if you follow on my journey here, you will defiately be on the right track.
The main thing for me on keeping fit is consistancy and determination. If you stick at it, you will soon notice changes and a mindset to make working out become second nature…or even a state of mind.
This was the catalyst for the website and YouTube channel.
You should know by now that I am a big fan of the old Russian favourite (that would be the kettlebell) and I have been an advocote of using them for some time now, as they can increase your cardio output, strength and endurance to name a few.
I have written on various occasions regarding the amazing benefits of kettlebells, so I wont continue to preach here, however if you wanted to check out one of my previous posts click here.
I have also been developing different kettlebell exercises and routines that pomote functional fitness and mobility with some of my other workouts. If you wanted to check them out then please click here.
We have plenty of kettlebell workouts for you to try, as well as EMOM workouts with dumbbells and body weight routines too, so give them a try!
The Full Monty
With the workout I have put together here, I didnt want to do the generic and boring, yet affective swings. I wanted to do a kind of routine, which works multiple muscle groups in one movement, these are also known as compound exercises.
With all the exercises in this workout, you will always work various muscle groups, so be prepared for it. I have personally found this type of training to be the most effective for me.
With me being on the “mature side” shall we say, Im not looking to lift exessively heavy weights at my age as I dont want to damage my joints overloading them. Although, this is the way to hypertrophy, which is an increase and growth of muscle cells. Hypertrophy refers to an increase in muscular size achieved through exercise…Im happy to increase the reps and maintain what I have.
What we have with this workout today is eight exercise that will work the entire body, that will take you 20 minutes if you perform the two rounds in which the workout is intended.
Now, this isnt a crossfit competition so lets not go into beast mode just yet, lets take a look at the exercises in this workout.
Firstly I must mention that the workout here is in the form of a circuit, with each exercise lasting for 45 seconds before giving you a 15 second break to prepare for the next exercise.
Then we go straight at it with the next exercise. Slightly brutal I know, but try and keep up and do your best. With this workout I burned over 250 calories and it worked the full body nicely…even if I do say so myself!
Exercises in this workout:
- Squat swing
- Knees up kettlebell crunch
- Back lunge with spinal rotation
- Overhead pull with hips up
- One arm pull
- Forward lift, deadlift, hop back and press
- Bent over low row
- Hip tap rotation
What You Working Here?
As you can see from the exercises above, all the major muscle groups are being worked…from the glutes, quads and back with the squat swing, to the shoulders, upper back, lower back, core, hamstrings, calves and chest with the Forward lift, deadlift, hop back and press.
These are just two of the exercises in this challenging workout.
If you wanted to follow along with the workout in real time, then click on the image below to check out the exercises in detail also.
When working with kettlebells its worth mentioning that you must take care when using this type of equipment, due to the fact you are moving around a heavy weight that can do damage if you arent warmed up correctly.
For this reason always make sure you have enough room to move and you watch the video beofre participating with the workout.
If you are familiar with kettlebells you will be absolutely fine, if you are not familiar please consider the above. Most of all enjoy the workout and satisfaction of completing this body burning routine.
Wrapping It Up
If you have tried this kettlebell full body workout and found it useful, then please comment below and let me know your thoughts as I would love to hear them.
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