Kettlebells prevented me from putting on the Quarantine 15. When all the gyms shut down and I didn’t have enough room to put exercise equipment in my already cramped living space, kettlebells were the answer.
I have a pair of kettlebells at home – 45lbs and 10lbs – but I like doing a full-body kettlebell workout at the gym. First, the gym has an entire rack of various weights, and second, I’m not afraid that I’m going to lose grip on a bell and take out a child, a window, or a curious cat.
During one particularly sweaty living room session, I almost lost grip on the 45-pounder on an upswing. If I didn’t manage to catch the kettlebell mid-air, I would have spent the afternoon checking out new television sets at Best Buy.
I typically do a full-body kettlebell workout once a week. I’ll rotate exercises in and out depending on how I’m feeling, which parts of my body are sore, and how lazy I’m feeling on that particular day.
The full-body kettlebell workout usually consists of:
- Goblet squats
- One-arm swings
- Shoulder press
- Side bends
I’ll start light, end heavy, and make sure no one is close enough to lose a tooth if my grip slips again.
I also really like this 20-minute single kettlebell workout if I’m in a hurry.
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