We tend to find a lot of exercises that concentrate on only one area of the body. But lazy people like me or those who don’t have time to spare you need to find moves that will work your entire body.
Kettlebell are handy workout equipment that won’t burn a hole in your wallet. It is great for strength training and you get to work your entire body.
Here are 5 high intensity kettlebell moves that will burn you from head to toe:
1) High to low push up planks
Perform a push-up. From the top of your push-up position, keeping your body straight, lower onto your right forearm. Now lower onto your left forearm so you’re in a forearm plank. Push back up to your hands one side at a time (left then right) to return to start position.
2) Kettlebell row
With two kettlebells at your feet, stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Bend forward at the torso and grasp the kettlebells so that your palms are facing inward. Bringing your elbows back, exhale as you raise the kettlebells to the sides of your body. Inhaling, lower the kettlebells toward the floor and then repeat the movement.
3) Kettlebell swing
Stand over the kettlebell with feet hip-width apart, chest up, shoulders back and down. Squatting down, grip the kettlebell with palms facing you and thumbs wrapped loosely around the handle between your legs.
Keeping the arch in your lower back, bend your hips back until the kettlebell is between and behind your legs; squeeze your glutes to extend your hips and swing the weight up.
Let the weight swing back between your legs as you bend your hips and slightly bend your knees; if it hits you in the butt, you’re doing it right.
Begin in a squat position with hands on the floor in front of you. Kick your feet back to a pushup position. Immediately return your feet to the squat position. Leap up as high as possible from the squat position.
5) Alternative jumping lunge
Stand with feet shoulder width apart and arms down at your sides holding the kettlebell. Take a controlled step back with the left or right foot getting into a lunge position.Jump with an explosive motion making sure to get both feet off the floor.Switch legs in mid-air so that the opposite foot is in front on the landing. Land softly back into your lunge and repeat the movement.Make sure your body remains upright during the motion and keep the core engaged to remain steady in your landing.