Maybe Santa is bringing you a shiny new kettlebell for Christmas! Or maybe you got one already from Mr. Hanukkah. (that’s what we used to say when I was a kid)
Here’s my favorite quick workout for when you only have one kettlebell. This was the graduate workout at my RKC certification and it’s been a go-to of mine ever since.
You’ll do the 4 exercises in a chain, without putting the kettlebell down. Perform all exercises on the left, then the right and rest for 15 – 30 seconds. Repeat for 15 – 20 minutes and you’ll have an easy but challenging full-body workout complete with cardio conditioning.
5 Snatches + 1 Squat + 1 Press + 10 Swings
You can change it up a little by doing ladders with your snatches. Can’t do snatches yet? Replace them with cleans.
Is the bell a little too heavy for your press? Do a long press. It’s similar to a push press, where you’ll use the ascent of your squat to power up the press.
Check out the video below to see how this workout is done, along with the long press variation.