Archive for the Kettlebell Workout Category


Important- Let Your Body Be Your Guide

ne principle to pay attention to and use is to listen to your body as you move along in your kettlebell fitness program. It is important to pay attention to your limits. You may be pushing yourself to reach that next level of weight or workout session or DVD, but if your body is resisting, […]

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Three Kettlebell Exercises for Athletes

 great kettlebell exercise for athletes covered in a previous post is the two arm swing. This exercise uses nearly every major muscle group through a smooth, swinging motion that actively incorporates the core muscles. The core muscles are engaged because they are necessary to stabilize the body while your  center of gravity constantly shifts throughout […]

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Kettlebell Training and Athletes- even High Performance Pros

s kettlebell training suitable for athletes, even high level ones? Well, as it turns out, they can be a great addition to an athletes training regimen and offer highly transferable benefits. Plus, they are easy to add to your current weight training routine.  Some benefits include: You can mimic the movements needed in your sport […]

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Kettlebells and Free Weights- How do they differ?

  here are differences in training with a kettlebell or training with free weights or dumbbells that are subtle yet significant. Let’s take a look at what those differences are and how they impact you. Kettlebells were NOT originally designed as exercise tools. They originated in Europe centered mainly in Russia from a counter weight […]

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Kettlebell Exercise Video – The Military Press

The military press is the last exercise of the Squat, Clean and Press exercise recommended for athletes. (All 3 are performed in sequence in one movement in that exercise.) This basic exercise works the arms more specifically which is why it is often combined with other kettlebell movements like the clean. It can also be […]

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Kettlebell Exercise Video- One Arm Clean

The one arm clean is a way of mounting the kettlebell up to the shoulder. It is the clean part of the squat, clean and press exercise recommended for athletes in my post on athletes. It is also a foundational exercise that has value in and of itself in working the glutes, core and arms. […]

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Kettlebell Exercise Video- The Two Handed Swing

Foundational Kettlebell exercise that develops the legs, glutes, core muscles and arms. Also used to develop burst strength, flexibility and stamina. Your kettlebell weight choice and reps will determine the swing’s fitness impact. Swings can be performed with one or two hands. One handed swings can be alternated by transferring hands at the top of […]

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Kettlebell Exercise Video- Half Turkish Get Up

Strengthens the chest, arm and core muscles. Good for working into the full Turkish Get Up which brings your legs more fully into the exercise. To view the video in full screen, right click on the video and then select “Pop Out” which brings up the video in a separate window. Then, start the video […]

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Kettlebell Workouts for Baby Boomers and Seniors

s boomers age, health problems typically grow. Persistent aches and pains that won’t go away become a constant companion. Joint replacement and other repair surgeries are many times already a part of the boomers and senior citizens life. Can kettlebell workouts help you may ask? In short, kettlebelling done correctly may just be the right […]

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Ten Tips for Kettlebell Safety and Common Sense

ommon sense and good judgement should be used with all your kettlebell workout routines.   First of all, start with a low weight and work on your form. Practice the movements with little or even no weight until you feel comfortable. Once you feel comfortable with the movement, you can increase your weight gradually. Don’t […]

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