Upper Body Kettlebell Workout – 8 Awesome Exercises!
As the sun rises on a brisk spring morning and the birds are singing their little hearts out, restrictions are being lifted and we can all look forward to finally getting out and about after spending over a year in lockdown.
There has been a huge push on people doing home workouts to keep their sanity and reduce massive levels of boredom, but now the gyms are opening back up and all will be as it was right?
Fingers crossed this is the case, but booking gym slots is problematic and annoying. You cant rush perfection and working out is no exception.
Keeping it Real
If you have got used to the idea of working out at home or in the garden and found it to be advantageous, then your in the right place (we have workouts a plenty).
I have spent time at the gym in the past and I love being there, but I have now got so used to shuffling my way into the garage every morning, that it feels normal. I have no issues with continuing to workout from home, so thats why I will carry on doing these home workouts for those who are of the same mind!
Kettlebell Series Sensation
As you will know, the kettlebell series I have been doing here has opened peoples eyes and even changed some peoples philosophy on what can be done with this wonderful piece of kit. You don’t even need a heavy weight to get a wicked full body workout.
This is the fifth instalment of the Kettlebell upper body workout series, which for me is amazing as when I first did the original workout, I had no idea that it was going to be so popular! If you missed these workouts then please check them out here:
Each one of these challenging workouts have different exercises and routines that will push you to the limits of your upper body capabilities! I’m being slightly dramatic here I know!
We have various other types of workouts here at Sport CBDs, so if kettlebells aren’t your thing (weird as your reading this article) then please check them out too – Click here
This Time Around
This workout in question, you are going to be focusing on the upper body, but in particular the shoulders and back.
I have put together eight exercises that incorporate working various muscle groups at once. These type of exercises as you know from previous posts are called compound exercises.
I have done this workout the same way as the others with it being a circuit and performing the movements for a period of 45 seconds and 15 seconds rest till the next exercise. You could class this as an EMOM workout (every minute on the minute) as we don’t stop until after the second round! Brutal I know, but go at your own pace and do your best.
The more you do these kinds of workouts, the more familiar your body will get and your strength, stamina and endurance will increase too!
The list of the exercises we have this time are as follows:
- One arm swing
- Straight arm deadlift
- Boat hold tricep curl
- Squat swing with overhead hold
- Raised legs chest press
- Oblique crunch, hammer curl & horn press
- Plank KB place
- Upside down shoulder tap
The Heat is On
As you can see with the list above, every major muscle group on the upper torso is getting a great workout, you will also be working on that grip strength with the overhead hold, hammer curl & horn press…so be warned! Sorry not sorry.
I always try and plan the workouts so that they utilise functional fitness – this is where we use and move the body in ways that replicate day to day movements – and mobility which helps move the body strengthen through the ability to have full range of motion in your muscles and joints.
Doing this workout burned around 300 calories which is a great number for workout of that length! That’s with just a 20 minute intensive session, with one round taking 10 solid minutes to complete. which is a great number for workout of that length I’m sure you will agree!
Disclaimer: Always be aware and cautious when using kettlebells, as they can be dangerous if you are not used to using them and please be aware of your surroundings as we don’t want to be damaging any household belongings or expensive items in the process!
To get a better and in depth look at the exercises here, then why not click on the image below and do the workout in real time with me?
Done and Dusted
If you are still standing after this workout, then your Blue Peter badge on its way to you! Absolutely fantastic work, this isn’t easy. Now its time to rest up and recover.
One way I help with the reduction of muscle soreness is with the use of CBD daily, to help reduce inflammation and help lower any pain I may have with training hard on a regular basis. If you are serious about training, then you should consider CBD. I have found it a revelation.
If you are thinking of using it, then head over to the Sport CBDs store now. We do every kind of CBD and we also ship globally too.
If you have tried this upper body kettlebell workout and found it useful, then please comment below and let me know you thoughts as I would love to hear them. If you wanted to get you hands on a new kettlebell or have never had one, then click here to get yours now.
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Till next time, take care…