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Kettlebell Workout Routine

kettlebell workout routine is the perfect way to exercise, whether it is part of a larger and longer fitness routine or as a simple and short workout. Many workouts will require strict planning or rules, but the kettlebell workout is flexible and there are several different activities to trial out.

Remember, with this type or workout routine you can alter and change it to how you want. Whether you want a quick 10 minute workout in the morning, or an hour-intense workout in the evening. Include any fitness exercises that you enjoy and personalise your kettlebell workout with our suggestions.

Kettlebell Training Routines

Depending on your specific workout goals, your kettlebell workout routine should reflect this. For weight loss, you might want to include some more intense kettlebell exercises, and for toning your body you might want to include a sporting activity such as running or swimming alongside it.

  • Kettlebell Only Workout: choose your time limit (10 minutes, 20 minutes, 1 hour), choose which kettlebell exercises you want to do, alternate between your chosen exercises by doing 1 or 2 sets of each, take rests between sets depending on the length of your workout (30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes)
  • Take 5 Workout: choose 5 fitness exercises with 3 kettlebell and 2 non-kettlebell (lunges, squats, push-ups), alternate between the two types by doing sets of each (10 reps kettlebell, 15 reps non-kettlebell) with 30 seconds rest between
  • 10 and Walk Workout: choose your kettlebell exercises, 10 repetitions of the kettlebell with 30 seconds of walking lunges between each exercise
  • Kettlebell Ladder Workout: choose your exercises (only kettlebell or a mixture), start of with 5 repetitions of one exercise, rest for 20 seconds, 10 repetitions of the next, rest and 15 repetitions of the next, slowly increasing intensity and then work backwords decreasing intensity
  • Double Trouble Workout: combinations of kettlebell exercises requiring two kettlebells and a normal fitness exercises (e.g double squat + push ups, double lunge + squats, double windmill + lunges)

Have a look at some tips and advice on our kettlebell workout tips page.


Kettlebell Exercises

There is a huge variety of kettlebell exercises to choose from, whether you are wanting to do a kettlebell workout alone or as part of another one of our workouts. The kettlebell is a great piece of exercise equipment for your fitness as it can work many different parts of your body at the same time, building and toning muscle.

As a workout routine, you can be very flexible with kettlebell exercises, picking and choosing which ones you like and how many repetitions you think are appropriate. They can be included as a pre workout to any other fitness exercises or you can fit them into a busy schedule if you only have 10 minutes to workout.

Kettlebell Exercise Examples

These are a few suggested kettlebell workout exercises that can be done in repetitions (10 each with 30 seconds break) or you can choose one you like to be part of a larger workout:

  • Ketllebell Windmill: holding the kettlebell overhead with one hand, turn your feet at a 45 degrees angle away from the weight, bend over bringing your opposite arm to touch your toes with your head facing the weight
  • Kettlebell Single-Arm Squat: in squat position, bend your arm holding the kettlebell up to your neck with the other arm held out straight, hold for 15 seconds
  • Kettlebell Swing: holding the kettlebell with two hands, bend your knees pushing the kettlebell between your legs behind you and then up until your arms are held out in front of you
  • Kettlebell Lunge Press: holding the kettlebell up to your chest with your hands gripping the side of the handle, lunge whilst raising your hands directly above your head with the kettlebell
  • Kettlebell Floor Press: lying on your back with a kettlebell in each hand, bend one arm towards your chest and raise it for a minimum of 5 seconds then alternate
  • Kettlebell Halo: feet hip distance apart, hold the kettlebell up to your chest with it upside down and gripping the sides of the handle, bring the kettlebell to your right cheek and slowly circle it around your head for 60 seconds, alternating direction

Check out our kettlebell workout routine for more ideas!