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Kettlebells 101: The Best Workout for Beginners

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naghar fonooni logoIf you read my post yesterday, you know I’m a big (BIG!) fan of kettlebells. And one of the things I love most is how easy it is to incorporate them into your fitness routine. Here’s a great workout for anyone new to kettlebells, using basic moves that are recognizable and simple to perform.

Don’t get the wrong idea, though—this isn’t an “easy” workout! By the end of this 15-minute sweat session, you’ll be ready to call it quits.

To get started, you’ll need a kettlebell that weighs between 18 and 26 pounds. Throughout the workout, keep in mind: Technique and quality always trump quantity. Make sure you can perform all of the exercises correctly during each set before challenging yourself to do more. Still, you should only rest as much as you need in order to complete the sets with proper form. In other words, no long breaks, guys!

Deadlift x 10-15 reps

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Push press x 5-8 reps (Right & Left)

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Goblet squat x 10-15 reps

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Bent over row x 5-8 reps (Right & Left)

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Try to perform each of these exercises back-to-back without resting in between if possible, and break only as long as necessary after completing a full round. Set a timer and perform as many rounds as possible in a 15-minute block.

Get moving and then let me know what you think! Too easy? Too challenging? Want to see more kettlebell workouts here?

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