Kettlebells are without a doubt one of the most efficient tools to break through any fitness plateau. The exercises you can do with them are often dynamic, are almost always compound total-body movements, and they spike your heart rate while building power, increasing strength, and burning a major number of calories. A study by the American Council of Exercise (ACE) even found that the average person can burn 400 calories in only 20 minutes using a kettlebell—that's a whopping 20 calories per minute! (Psst: Here's how to master the art of the kettlebell swing.)
All of that is why you need this kettlebell workout in your regular routine. In just 10 minutes you'll work every major muscle group and send your metabolism through the roof. The total-body routine uses traditional kettlebell moves, along with some creative compound exercises, to tone your arms, sculpt your legs, tighten your core, and build major strength. (Just make sure you're not making these 7 kettlebell mistakes.)
You'll rotate through each move in a circuit so you can maximize calorie burn and reap the full benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT). If you want more of a sweat, repeat this workout 1 to 2 times for a 20- to 30-minute routine. And be sure to checkout our 30-Day Kettlebell Challenge.
If you don't have a kettlebell, don't sweat it—you can still bust out each exercise using a single dumbbell. And if kettlebells aren't your thing, check out my YouTube channel with over 100 free workouts to choose from—many of them only require your bodyweight or a set of dumbbells. And if you want some awesome music to power your workouts, check out the Spotify playlist I created exclusively for FITNESS.
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