If you’re like most people, you’ve probably never considered using a kettlebell at the gym, especially if you never knew its purpose. What if we told you it helps build muscle, boosts your metabolism, and actually plays a role in increasing your balance? Here are three simple exercises to familiarize you with using a kettlebell.
Here’s a good one to spice up leg day. Stand up straight, feet hip distance apart, with a kettlebell in both hands in front of you. Squat as you would regularly but keep your arms and elbows close to your sides, and the kettlebell in front of your chest.
Do 3 sets of 15 reps
Looking for intense moves to whip your oblique muscles in shape? Try the Russian Twists with a kettlebell. Make sure you start off with less weight, as they can be a bit difficult. Sit down with your legs bent and place both feet on the floor in front of you. Holding the kettlebell close to your chest, twist your waist from side to side 30 times. Repeat this two more times.
Why do ordinary pushups when you can practice pushups with kettlebells? For this particular exercise, you’ll need two fairly heavy kettlebells. Assume the pushup position, but instead of placing your hands on the floor below your shoulders, place the kettlebells on the floor and grab them by the handles as you lower your body and lift.
Do 3 sets of 12 reps