How to include kettlebells in your workout regime

If you’re looking for a way to spice up your exercise regime, kettlebells could be the answer. A weight made of cast iron, kettlebells are great for ballistic exercises and can be an effective addition to your workout, whether you’re a beginner or a pro.

Renegade Row

Brilliant for building your core strength and creating a more toned abdominal area, renegade row is an effective exercise. Start in a push-up position with your feet put wherever you feel comfortable. Holding a kettlebell in both hands, you should pull one arm towards your chest whilst bracing yourself with the other arm. Repeat this action, swapping arms each time.

Kettlebell Squats

This exercise, unsurprisingly, begins with a squat position – make sure you opt for a kettlebell which is a weight that you’re comfortable with but that pushes you to work hard, so that you feel a light burn in the muscles. Grip the kettlebell with both hands and hold it against your chest, whilst performing a regular squat.

Kettlebell Swing

Pick up a kettlebell from the ground and let it dangle between your legs, then lower your back and hips as you perform the swings. Be sure not to swing the kettlebell any higher than your chest to avoid injury. This exercise is great for improving your fitness and working out your glutes.

Kettlebell Towel Curls

This exercise requires you to loop a towel through the kettlebell and then perform a curl with one or both arms. This is great for building strong biceps and triceps, as well as toning the arm area.

Kettlebell High Pull

The kettlebell high pull is performed by holding the kettlebell in one arm and dangling it between your legs – lift the kettlebell above your head, using your hips and thighs to take the weight of the action, then pull it back with your arm and shoulder once it is level with your head. This is a fantastic toning exercise and will work various areas of your body at the same time.