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Tweak the Kettlebell Swing for Strong Abs

When performed properly, the kettlebell swing works the abdominals in conjunction with the other 600 or so muscles it recruits. There is a way, however, to maximize the move’s six-pack building potential. This secret lies in how we hold plank position. A rookie mistake when performing the kettlebell swing is to simply hinge at the…

Ten-Minute Kettlebell Toughie

When a day comes that it seems impossible to fit exercise into your busy schedule, it’s good to have an intense – and short – workout in your arsenal. This ten-minute plan uses just a kettlebell and bodyweight moves to hit just about every muscle in your body, and the quick pace with no rest…

Mastering the Hip Hinge to Prevent Back Issues

Particularly in kettlebell training and in many barbell and bodyweight moves as well, the hip hinge plays a vital role in performing exercises safely. Unfortunately, a poor hip hinge is the most commonly seen mistake in moves like the kettlebell swing, squat or deadlift. So, what exactly is it? In the most basic terms, the…

All About the Kettlebell Long Cycle

The Kettlebell Long Cycle is perhaps the biggest endurance-testing move in kettlebell training – even more so than the swing or snatch. It combines pulling and pushing power in one go. As it works the upper body, lower body, and core, it is very efficient in providing a full body strength and cardio workout. Precursors…

All About the Kettlebell Front Squat

Squats in general are among the most important exercises to include in weight loss or muscle building programs. This compound movement recruits a ton of muscles, including the quadriceps, glutes, and core. The multitude of muscles used gives the squat a lot of bang for its buck – building strength throughout much of the body…

All About the One-Leg Kettlebell Deadlift

All forms of deadlifts will do wonders in building the hamstrings, glutes, and lower back, but the kettlebell one-leg deadlift is in a league of its own. It not only helps to increase the strength of the buttocks and backs of the thighs but also works on a variety of smaller muscles used for stabilization….

All About the Kettlebell Turkish Get-Up

The Kettlebell Turkish Get-Up is a physically demanding exercise that targets virtually every muscle in the body with particular focus on the shoulders. It is a favorite move among strongmen, and, according to some legends, a potential strongman’s trainee had to first demonstrate the ability to perform a Turkish Get-Up with 100 lbs before acceptance…

All About the Kettlebell Snatch

The kettlebell snatch falls under the category of a full body exercise with a pulling aspect to its movement, and it is generally considered an elite exercise throughout the world. It involves swinging the weight above the head, essentially absorbing the weight before a reverse descent, and then changing the movement and direction again at…

Three Best Kettlebell Moves for Weight Loss

While kettlebell training has been around for generations in the Soviet Union, it is still a fairly new tool for fitness within the United States. It has a growing appeal due to its compact nature and fusion of cardiovascular and strength training in one. A kettlebell can also be a total gym that doesn’t take…

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