9 Moves to Get the Most Out of Your Kettlebells

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Kettlebells are a great way to workout; they raise your heart rate and work a variety of muscles at one time for an intense workout. Check out these nine moves to really get the most out of your kettlebell!

Figure 8 Squat with Kettlebell: The Figure 8 is a great move that targets muscles all over your body, instead of just a regular squat that would only target your glutes and legs. This way, you can work your arms and core as well! Click here to learn how to do the move.

kettlebell figure eight

Kettlebell Windmill: Don't forget about your obliques! Oftentimes the obliques go unworked during ab workouts. Here's how to do kettlebell windmills.


Kettlebell Lunge Press: Adding a kettlebell to your lunge can really help burn those extra calories. It also works your shoulders, arms, back, abs, glutes and legs! The best results come from holding the kettlebell overhead. Here's how to do it!

KB lunge press

Kettlebell Deadlift: Substitute your barbell for a kettlebell! Remember to engage your core, tighten your glutes, and try and hold your stance as much as possible. Here's how to do a kettlebell deadlift.


Kettlebell Two-Arm Swing: This move targets your shoulders, back, hips, glutes, and legs for an all-over workout! Remember not to lower your body too much during the exercise, because this is different from a squat. Here's how!

kettlebell two arm swing

Kettlebell One-Arm Swing: Basically the same as the two-arm swing, only with one arm. Try alternating your hands when the kettlebell is behind your legs so you have a balanced workout. Here's how to do it.

kettlebell one arm swing

One-Arm Kettlebell Floor Press: This targets your chest, arms and core! Make sure you keep your legs and the weight straight when executing this move. Here's how to do a one-arm kettlebell floor press.


Lateral Kettlebell Swing: Ready for a moving position? This one targets your legs, glutes and back. Make sure you take your time and pace yourself, especially the first time you try this. Here's how to do it!


Kettlebell Cleans: This move is for the more advanced, so be careful when you try it. This works the legs, glutes and back. Be careful not to arch your back and pay close attention to your elbow positioning! Here's how to do it.


How do you get the most out of your kettlebells? Share with us in the comments below!