Top 5 Kettlebell Exercises to do at Home

Kettlebells provide such an effective all-over body workout that there’s no surprise why they’ve become so popular. You can burn around 300 calories during a 20 minute kettlebell workout, and that’s without taking into account the amount of calories you will continue to burn afterwards. Your Kettlebells Instructor Craig Glasgow, demonstrates some of the ‘Top 5 Kettlebell Exercises to do at Home’ below that will have you burning fat and toning all over!
1. Kettlebell Swing

1. Sit back into your hips with a flat back. Place the kettlebell in between your legs.
2. Explosively swing the kettlebell upwards and stand up tall and make sure it’s out infront of you. Make sure that you’re abs are engaged and your legs are properly planted in the floor.
Repeat x15
2. One-armed Kettlebell Jerk

1.Hold the kettlebell in your right hand at shoulder height with your feet hips width apart and knees slightly bent.
2. Keeping your core tight, straighten your legs and press the weight overhead until your arm is straight.
3. Pause, then slowly lower back to the starting position.
Repeat x 15
3. Squat

1. Start by holding the kettlebell upside down by the ‘horns’.
2. Push your hips backwards and keep your weight on your heels. Sit down as if you were sitting on a chair into a squat position.
3. Your chest should be held high throughout the whole exercise to create and maintain an arch in your lower back.
4. Sit momentarily for a couple of seconds and then explode upwards back to your starting position.
Repeat x 15
4. Kettlebell Halo

1. Hold the kettlebells by the horns.
2. Lift the kettlebell to the right hand side of your head and then to the back of your head. You can let your hands just naturally move the kettlebell around your head.
3. Continue the move back to the front of your head.
Repeat x 15
5. Kettlebell Clean to Rack

1. Begin with your feet hip distance apart. Hold the top of the handle with your right hand, palm facing inwards. Squat and lower the kettlebell inbetween your knees.
2. In one motion, stand and curl the kettlebell to your chest, allowing the kettlebell to rotate towards your right – this is the ‘rack’ position.
3. Then press the kettlebell upwards.
Repeat x 15
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