60 minute beginner full body workout with kettlebells

Here's everything you need to try our 60 minute beginner full body workout with kettlebells. For each circuit, complete each exercise one after the other and repeat it for 3 rounds before continuing on to the next circuit.

60 min read
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Sean Klein
Last updated
09/02/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Single Arm KB Floor Press
  • Goblet Curtsy Squat
  • Alternating KB Strict Press
  • Circuit 2
  • KB Deadlift
  • Tall Kneeling Horn Grip KB Curl
  • Single Arm Front Rack Carry
  • Circuit 3
  • Half Kneeling Halo Rotation
  • Deadbug Hold with Single Leg Lowered

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Single Arm KB Floor Press

Complete 8 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Single Arm KB Floor Press

Follow these cues to perform Single Arm KB Floor Press correctly:

  • Ensure you have a good grip on the KB, with the thumbs tucked under the horns
  • Lower your elbows and gentle touch them to the floor
  • Move with control.

Goblet Curtsy Squat

Complete 6 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Goblet Curtsy Squat

Follow these cues to perform Goblet Curtsy Squat correctly:

  • Keep the front knee fixed over the ankle
  • Wrap the leg behind the planted foot and touch the back knee to floor.

Alternating KB Strict Press

Complete 6 repetitions

The alternating KB strict is an excellent vertical press variation for developing both muscle mass and strength in the shoulders.

Benefits of Alternating KB Strict Press

The primary benefit of the alternating KB strict press is its ability to gain muscle mass in the muscles of the shoulder. Its secondary benefit is core development and development of the postural muscles of the upper back through maintaining a front rack hold for an extended period of time.

How To Do Alternating KB Strict Press

  1. Start with both kettlebells in the front rack position, with the core tight.
  2. Press one kettlebell over head while keeping the other in the front rack position. Lock the elbow at the top of the repetition to ensure you have moved through the full range of motion.
  3. Bring the kettlebell back into the front rack position before alternating to the other arm and performing another repetition.

Coaching Tips For Alternating KB Strict Press

Follow these cues to perform Alternating KB Strict Press correctly:

  • Keep the rib cage tucked at all times
  • Keep a tight front rack position with the kettlebell not being pressed
  • Finish with the biceps next to the ears and elbow locked.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

KB Deadlift

Complete 10 repetitions

Coaching Tips For KB Deadlift

Follow these cues to perform KB Deadlift correctly:

  • Bend at the knee and the hips, folding into the hip crease
  • Use the hamstrings and lower back
  • Keep a neutral spine throughout
  • Keep the upperback tight and maintain an arch in the lower back.

Tall Kneeling Horn Grip KB Curl

Complete 6 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Tall Kneeling Horn Grip KB Curl

Follow these cues to perform Tall Kneeling Horn Grip KB Curl correctly:

  • Do not use any momentum
  • Keep elbows in a fixed position.

Single Arm Front Rack Carry

Complete 20 meters

Coaching Tips For Single Arm Front Rack Carry

Follow these cues to perform Single Arm Front Rack Carry correctly:

  • Maintain a straight spine throughout, this will be challenging with weight
  • Do not rotate the upperbody at all.

Circuit 3

Complete this round 3 times.

Half Kneeling Halo Rotation

Complete 4 repetitions

The half kneeing halo rotation is an excellent core exercise that creates adaptation through resisting rotation from the weight of the kettlebell.

Benefits of Half Kneeling Halo Rotation

The main benefit is the adaptions created in the core musculature. For those with limited ranges of motion it can also be useful to move the shoulders through this challenging range of motion.

How To Do Half Kneeling Halo Rotation

  1. Find a stable half kneeling position with the knee at 90-90.
  2. Hold the kettlebell by the horns in front of the chin.
  3. Slowly rotate the kettlebell round the head, not letting the weight of the kettlebell pull you out of position.

Coaching Tips For Half Kneeling Halo Rotation

Follow these cues to perform Half Kneeling Halo Rotation correctly:

  • In a stable lunge position, holding the horns of the KB rotate the KB round the head
  • Move slowly with control
  • Feel the KB pull on the trunk as you move it.

Deadbug Hold with Single Leg Lowered

Complete 25 seconds

Coaching Tips For Deadbug Hold with Single Leg Lowered

Follow these cues to perform Deadbug Hold with Single Leg Lowered correctly:

  • Ensure lower back is pressed into the floor
  • Do not lower the leg so far that your lower back comes off the floor, only go as far as able while holding a good position.

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