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Drop Set Strength Workout

Today we are hitting a few of the strength basics: Deadlift, Press, Squat, and Row.

However, we are going to complete them in “drop sets”, meaning you will decrease weight and increase repetitions each round.

Drop sets are often used to rep until failure for maximal muscle hypertrophy. In today’s workout we will use a modified version, where the number of repetitions has already been set.

The kettlebell weight is up to you, so if hypertrophy is your goal, by all means choose a weight that will get you to failure on that last round.

If your goal is not hypertrophy, the main theme here is just that the weight decreases as repetitions increase – which will give you a nice burn. 😉 

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Slow Strength + Fast Finish Workout

The beauty of kettlebell training is that it can be used effectively for strength and power work, but also for endurance and cardiovascular training. Watch someone grind through a heavy kettlebell press and there’s no denying you can build strength. Give someone a kettlebell to swing for more than a minute, and there’s no way their cardiovascular endurance won’t be tested!

Here is today’s workout, which incorporates both slow strength work and a fast finisher. Enjoy!

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Kettlebell Carry Workout

Portability of the kettlebell is a useful tool – and allows you to incorporate all kinds of fun carries into your training! Carries are great for building isometric strength and stability, as well as grip and cardiovascular endurance.

The kettlebells don’t even need to be crazy heavy for the carries to take effect, especially in the workout I’ve created for you today. You’ll be incorporating swings, presses, snatches, and squats in between each carry, so even hanging onto light kettlebells will be a “wonderful” challenge! 😉


Check out my YouTube channel for more workout videos, tips, and tutorials.

 

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20-Minute Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workout

This week’s workout combines three of my favorite movements into a 20-minute sweat. Don’t let the “fast and effective” description fool you – it will still be a tough workout! We’ll be combining a lunge variation (helloooo kettlebooty!), a push up (my favorite), and the best bang for your buck kettlebell conditioning exercise.

We won’t just be doing sets of 10 reps either. I’ve added a fun challenge into the workout to help you push yourself, and the guidelines are as follows:

  • Start with 1 repetition per side for each of the three exercises.
  • Add 1 repetition per side every round.
  • Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes.

What round can you get up to in 20 minutes?? 

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30-15 Kettlebell Workout

Sometimes you just want to get your butt kicked in a workout and sweat a lot without overcomplicating things. Get that endorphin rush and then move on with your day. That’s what this week’s workout is all about: fast-paced intervals with simple movements that will leave you breathless and sweaty when you’re finished. And there’s less than 30 minutes of work required to complete the workout!

The benefits of training with kettlebells are endless. Not only can you take your kettlebells anywhere, but they are truly the most efficient tool for fast, effective fitness.

What’s your favorite way to train with kettlebells? 

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Outdoor Kettlebell Workout

One of the best reasons to train with kettlebells is how portable a kettlebell is. You can lift it at the gym, in your house, at the park, at the beach, at your office… anywhere you can think of! I love taking a kettlebell or two to the beach or a local park and tossing it around (in addition to handstands, of course).

For this week’s workout, I’m challenging YOU to get out of your normal training routine and take your kettlebell outside! Think of somewhere that would be fun to lift, or even just take your bell out into your porch or your yard.


Don’t forget to tag me in your social media posts @kbfitbritt 

 

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15-Rep Burnout with Kim Fox

Today my good friend and Absolute World Record Holder in 2x24kg Long Cycle, Kim Fox, is leading the workout of the week!

The assignment is to complete 8 sets of 15 repetitions. Start at your competition weight and decrease weight by 1-2kg each set. Your goal is to complete this workout as quickly as possible. As always, safety is my priority, so please be sure that you are maintaining your form and using kettlebell weights appropriate to your level of experience.

An alternate workout that Kim mentions in the video is for those who don’t have enough kettlebells (consider purchasing True Grit kettleweights or PlateMate weights). Instead of decreasing in weight, you will decrease in repetitions each round with 20 seconds of rest in between (i.e. 15 reps, 14 reps, 13 reps… down to 1).


For those of you who don’t know who Kim is, she is a pioneer in the world of women’s double kettlebell lifts, and the first woman to ever officially compete in 2x24kg Long Cycle (and smash most of the men’s numbers too!). She is the owner of Fox Fitness in Wichita, Kansas, and coaches her own Kettlebell Sport team. You can check out more videos from Kim on her YouTube channel

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10X Kettlebell Workout

This week’s workout is a EXTRA FUN, which in my book means there will be lots of sweat involved! We’ll work on 5 reps of 5 different kettlebell movements, which will be completed straight through for 25 reps total. You will then set the bells down, rest as long as needed, and repeat 10X.

*Pro tip: If you’ve never done these movements or you’re just not sure what weight is appropriate, go conservative on the kettlebell weight and use 8-12kg (250 reps is a lot!).

**For additional help with technique, check out my Jerk tutorial, Long Cycle tutorial, and Snatch tutorial.

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Long Cycle Sample Training

Based on the popularity of the Kettlebell Competition Sample Workout I posted last month, I decided to make a follow up competition-style workout!

Last month’s training was “interval” style, meaning short work intervals with rest intervals being less than or equal to the work intervals. Today’s training is “repetition” style, which means longer work sets with rest intervals 1-1.5 x work intervals.

If you haven’t done much endurance training with kettlebells, I would highly recommend using lighter weights when attempting this workout (guys 12-16kg, ladies 8-10kg).

Have fun, and remember the first minute is a lie!!!

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Tempo Turn Up Workout

Turn up the tempo on your Jerk and Snatch lifts with this workout! Test your ability to accelerate with an increasing tempo Jerk set and then race the clock to complete your snatches before time runs out.


Need help with your Jerk or Snatch technique? Watch my Intro to the Kettlebell Jerk and Intro to the Kettlebell Snatch tutorials.

Have you listened to my podcast on Mind Pump yet? Check it out here.

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