Kettlebells are a great tool to have for your workouts. Especially now with a lot of people not in the gym.
Kettlebells can provide a perfect combo of Strength, Conditioning, & Balance.
They are perfect for a home workout. Since you only really need one.
KBs improve core and stability. Helps with mobility, and range of motion. And helps with muscle imbalances (versus a barbell, where your “stronger” side can take over).
Now that I sold you on getting a kettlebell or using one that you have access too, what exercises should you do??
Seriously, they can work the WHOLE body. You can use it in a bodybuilding style workout or a more cross training style workout. Or both.
Here’s a quick video demo, taking you through a handful of strength exercises. Working through the full body.
A couple tips:
Make sure to not go too light. You want to feel like you’re working out and challenging your body.
But, also, don’t go too heavy. Doing single kettlebell movements with a weight too heavy can lead to a quick injury.
Here’s a couple other Kettlebell Workouts to try out.
When I was doing In Person One on One Training, a favorite style of workout was always the days we did Cardio Kickboxing.
While I taught the basic techniques to hit a decent punch and kick, it was so much more than that.
A major thing was the stress relief it provided. To come in a just punch and kick things (mostly me!) was incredibly beneficial to the mood.
Other benefits included:
High calorie burning
Strength training without weights
Better Endurance, Speed, & Power
And another benefit was, you can do it anywhere. Yes, having a punching bag is a plus, but it’s not 100% necessary to get a great workout in.
Shadow boxing is great!
Getting a partner to hold some pads up is great!
It’s really a great overall workout.
Here’s 3 Cardio Kickboxing Workouts you can do anywhere.
Lunges are great!
One of the top tier exercises you can do with or without weight.
Builds strength in your whole lower body (Glutes, Hamstrings, Quads, Calves)
Helps with Stability and Balance.
Also, helps to keep your lower back strong and works your core muscles.
So… lunges are an Ab Exercises too!
If you working out, LUNGES should definitely be on the agenda. And if you’re a part of the 1Life1You Training App, I know you see a variation of lunges every week
I put together a short compilation of 6 Bodyweight Lunge Variations for you to try out.
Check it out here: