45 minute advanced back workout with kettlebells and a resistance band

Here's everything you need to try our 45 minute advanced back workout with kettlebells and a resistance band. For each circuit, complete each exercise one after the other and repeat it for 3 rounds before continuing on to the next circuit.

45 min read
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Created by
Sean Klein
Last updated
01/04/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Single Arm KB Bent Over Row
  • Circuit 2
  • Cross-Behind 1-Arm Banded Row
  • Double KB Gorilla Row
  • Circuit 3
  • KB Bent Over Row
  • Single Leg Isometric Glute Bridge with KB Lowering

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Single Arm KB Bent Over Row

Complete 14 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Single Arm KB Bent Over Row

Follow these cues to perform Single Arm KB Bent Over Row correctly:

  • Keep shoulders square
  • Don't use any momentum
  • Keep chest as horizontal as possible
  • Do not flare out elbow.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Cross-Behind 1-Arm Banded Row

Complete 12 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Cross-Behind 1-Arm Banded Row

Follow these cues to perform Cross-Behind 1-Arm Banded Row correctly:

  • Stand laterally to where the band is attached, holding it in the hand furthest from the attachment
  • Find a split stance with the feet
  • Pull the band rotating as you do so
  • Keep the feet in a fixed position.

Double KB Gorilla Row

Complete 18 repetitions

The double kettlebell gorilla row is an excellent horizontal pulling variation, especially for those with kettlebell only set ups.

Benefits of Double KB Gorilla Row

The primary benefit of the double kettlebell gorilla row is building muscle in the back muscles and increasing strength in the horizontal pull movement pattern. The secondary benefit of the double kettlebell gorilla row is improvements in core stability due to the work that is required from the lumbar spine. This movement requires a lot of stabilisation from the lumbar spine though this shouldn’t be the limiting factor.

How To Do Double KB Gorilla Row

  1. Start with a wide base, with the feet wider than the hips.
  2. Deadlift the weight up to the hips, then hinge down to the starting position, this will make maintaining a good hinge position throughout much easier.
  3. Pull the kettlebells so that the hands are inline with the belly button.
  4. Slowly lower the kettlebells back to the starting position.

Coaching Tips For Double KB Gorilla Row

Follow these cues to perform Double KB Gorilla Row correctly:

  • Maintain an arch in the lower back
  • Keep shoulders and hips square
  • Pull slowly with control keeping the elbows close to the body.

Circuit 3

Complete this round 3 times.

KB Bent Over Row

Complete 14 repetitions

Coaching Tips For KB Bent Over Row

Follow these cues to perform KB Bent Over Row correctly:

  • Don't use any momentum
  • Keep chest as horizontal as possible
  • Do not flare out the elbows.

Single Leg Isometric Glute Bridge with KB Lowering

Complete 6 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Single Leg Isometric Glute Bridge with KB Lowering

Follow these cues to perform Single Leg Isometric Glute Bridge with KB Lowering correctly:

  • Lock the KB overhead, gripping the horns
  • Perform a hip thrust and transition to one leg
  • Slowly lower the leg and KB in unison
  • Keep a lot of tension in the glute and core.

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