If you are trying to lose weight, build muscle or basically change your body in any way, I’m sure you have been told to keep variety in your workout routine. This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to do a completely different workout everyday. You can, but you don’t have to. Variety can simply mean, changing the amount of reps, sets or weight you lift. You can do single limb exercises instead of standard movements. You can have a different grip or stance. Or you can use different equipment.
Swapping dumbbells for a kettlebell is one of my favorite ways to add variety to my routine. Kettlebells are interesting because, when you hold one the traditional way by the handle, the resistance is further from your body. When you workout with dumbbells you can feel 10 pounds sitting in your the palm of your hand. However, when you use a kettlebell the resistance is out a few inches. Those few inches can really confuse your body and challenge your core. There are so many benefits to using kettlebells in your workout routine I personally appreciate the core stability it requires to use the weight.
Today I’ve created a workout for you that will not only challenge your core, but your whole body. You are going to see several different ways to use one weight, and I know you will enjoy it. The workout is only 15-minute long. If you want to try a longer kettlebell workout, join the MFit Membership for full length workouts.
The workout instructions are listed below, or you can follow along with the video!
Complete one set of the following circuit:
– Kettlebell Swings (20)
– Pass Through Back Lunges (20)
– Squat Front Raise (10)
– Pulse Squat (15)
– Shift Squat (20)
– Triple Threat (10e)
– Plank 3 Ways (30s each)