Tag Archives: Kettlebell

On the 12th Day of Christmas..

24 Dec
On the 12th Day of Christmas K.E.P.T. You Fit gave to me..
12 BURPEES! (With or without the push-up)
11 sets of 20 second Planks
10 Squat Jumps (Beginners- make sure your form if perfect before adding the jump! You may be only able to complete 2-3, but work your way up. Intermediate/Advanced- try touching the ground every time you squat and reaching your arms overhead when you jump)
9 sets of 15 second Triceps Extensions
8 Speed Skaters/ side
7 Plié Squats and Biceps Curls
6 sets of 15 seconds of Jumping Jacks
5 Walking Lunges w/ Shoulder Press (both legs= 1 rep)
3 sets of Bent Over Rows
2 sets of Push-ups, 30 seconds each
1 set of 60 seconds of Squats
Congratulations! You’ve completed the 12 days of Christmas workout! Finish the last round today before things get too crazy!

On the 11th Day of Christmas..

23 Dec
On the 11th Day of Christmas K.E.P.T. You Fit gave to me..
11 sets of 20 second Planks
10 Squat Jumps (Beginners- make sure your form if perfect before adding the jump! You may be only able to complete 2-3, but work your way up. Intermediate/Advanced- try touching the ground every time you squat and reaching your arms overhead when you jump)
9 sets of 15 second Triceps Extensions
8 Speed Skaters/ side
7 Plié Squats and Biceps Curls
6 sets of 15 seconds of Jumping Jacks
5 Walking Lunges w/ Shoulder Press (both legs= 1 rep)
3 sets of Bent Over Rows
2 sets of Push-ups, 30 seconds each
1 set of 60 seconds of Squats

Kettlebell Workout

26 Aug

Lunge Curl

Swing & Shot(circle your head)

Renegade Row

Overhead Touchdown w/Triceps Xtension

See-Saw (sorry-no picture! for lady-like reasons)})

1. lunge curl- left leg forward, right leg behind, kettlebell in right hand by side. perform a lunge, press through front heel to stand and curl kettlebell 90 degrees. continue for reps/switch sides to complete set.

2. swing & shot- perform a kettlebell swing for the 1st rep, on the 2nd rep, swing kettlebell in a circular pattern overhead (watch lower back-keep core tight, knees bent).  continue the swing, then the shot, switching directions each rep.

3. renegade rows– plank position (feet a little wider for more support) kettlebell under right hand. perform a row (bring bell beside right ribcage, shoulders stay even), lower. perform another row, this time rotating right shoulder towards ceiling, lower. continue row and rotation for reps/ switch sides to complete set.

4. overhead touchdown w/ triceps extensions– kettlebell in left hand above head, palm forward. keep bell overhead, kick left hip out to the side while bending knees slightly, touching right hand to the floor between legs. press through heels, hams, and glutes to return to start-perform a triceps extension (lower bell behind, keeping elbow pointing front). continue touching down and extensions for reps/ switch sides to complete set.

5. see-saw– hold kettlebell, upside down, in front of chest-elbows tucked in. sit on glutes, keep heels on ground or lift feet in the air (as shown). with control, roll back, lifting hips and legs into the air-pause-roll up to sitting (don’t let feet rest!). continue for reps.

*Remember proper form and safety cues!

Exercise of the Week- August 25

25 Aug

Kettlebell Windmills=core stability, flexibilty, and strength of your shoulder joint. Very functional exercise that will help you in other areas of your fitness regimens!

Turkish Get-ups=deceptively challenging yet fun! Starting from a supine position into a standing position, then back down again with your arm extended involves just about every muscle to work. Try the exercise with no weight, then progress. Don’t have a Kettlebell or Smartbell-don’t worry! Any piece of equipment will do.