It’s back to school time! Which means my girlfriend starts her Student Teaching (employers welcome!) Unfortunately, this also means I’ll be seeing less of her (sucks), but it will give me more time for my business and workouts. Lately, I’ve mostly been sticking to bodyweight workouts, but now it’s time to add in some Kettlebell drills.
Now, we’re talking about combining the BEST bodyweight exercises with the BEST kettlebell exercises available. What are the BEST kettlebell exercises I speak of? Well, I’m glad you asked. These are the BEST kettlebell exercises on the market today:
- High-Rep Snatches
- Goblet Squat
- Chest Press
- Military Press
- Two-Hand KB Swings
Here are some of the BEST bodyweight movements to compliment the exercises:
There really aren’t that many bodyweight movements to be done simply because Kettlebells already train over 90% of all muscle groups in our body. The Chinups are for back and biceps work and the Dips are there just for extra chest and triceps work. In fact, you don’t even need Dips since your triceps will take a punch with just military press and chest press.
I personally love doing lots of chinups and dips. I think they should be included in your program regardless of what your goals are. They build size, strength, and endurance. You can also construct a workout that consists primarily of those two exercises!
Another exercise I love are Snatches. You hit your entire posterior chain plus your shoulders! Perform snatches with a lighter kettlebells, and do a lot of repetitions! If you cannot do snatches properly, then here is a great tutorial from Chris Lopez:
Don’t worry. The snatch takes a while to master, so if you are unable to get it the first time, just keep practicing.
Now that I’ve given you the best Kettlebell exercises available, you can develop your training routine using these movements. However, if you want a solid done-for-you training program, then I recommend Chris Lopez’s Kettlebell Revolution workouts. Click here for more information!