Obviously these exercises don’t have to be heavy, you could happily do these exercises with light loads. It’s also important to consider that heavy is a very individual term, everyones heavy weight is someone else's warm up. We consider these 4 exercises the most effective exercises to use heavy weights with, because they require multiple muscle groups, use different movement patterns and you can consistently add load, especially the kettlebell deadlift.
Using all three planes of movement in your training programme is an important part of creating a well rounded body thats capable of dealing with a wide variety of movement types. Here we give examples of a kettlebell movement you can use in each different movement pattern.
Sometimes we just want to go back to basics and use simple effective exercises to find progress. Thats why we have curated this exercise list of the 10 traditional kettlebell exercises that you can use to create a simple and effective full body kettlebell workout. We have put emphasis on strength based exercises rather than dynamic based kettlebell movements.
Kettlebell training can be a very effective way of improving posture. The muscles that make up the core musculature and those of the upper back play a key role in allowing you to easily have good posture throughout the day. These muscles are working constantly when your training with kettlebells, hence why they are so effective at helping improve posture.
Kettlebell exercise isn’t often associated with building muscle. That being said kettlebell exercises can be used to build lean muscle. Add these kettlebell exercises into your training and workout routine to successfully build muscle with kettlebells.
Lower back strength can be an excellent preventative measure when it comes to lower back pain. Stretches and flexibility can be effective at easing back pain when it flairs up, but strengthening the muscles with kettlebell back workouts can be even more beneficial to your health.
Using kettlebell exercises to improve flexibility can be a great way to incorporate mobility into your warm ups and cool downs. Try out the hip mobility workout we provide at the end of the article!
Using kettlebell exercises to improve your balance is an effective way to achieve this stimulus. A kettlebell workout can have multiple aims, one of which being improving your balance ability. If this is one of your goals try adding one of the exercises below into your workout.
A kettlebell strength training workout can be a very effective way to build full body strength. This piece of equipment is extremely versatile and is great for finding new and fun variations. Try adding these exercises into your next kettlebell strength workout.
These kettlebell exercises can be used as both strengthening exercises as well as flexibility exercises and therefore improve your mobility, also known as your functional range. These can be added into your kettlebell workout or at the end of a HIIT workout, powerlifting session etc.