Kettlebell Exercise Database

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Close Grip Pushups

Close Grip Pushups Think you’re pretty good at pushups? Then try this variation on for size to see how you handle them. Tip your kettlebell on it’s side so it’s stable, and then sandwich the body of the bell with your hands directly underneath your sternum. Descent under control until your sternum touches the kettlebell […]
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Hollow Hold + Sit-Up Extensions

Hollow Sit-Up Extensions Ready for a really challenging trunk exercise? Give this kettlebell training exercise a shot. Get into a hollow hold position with your knees draw in and the kettlebell resting on your chest. Then extend your legs and the kettlebell overhead and at your longest point you can hold, throw in a tricep […]
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Bottom’s Up Carry

Bottom’s Up Carry As you can see, there’s many variations of carrying with kettlebell training. One of the more humbling carrying variations is the bottom’s up carry. By flipping the kettlebell upside down, you’ll soon realize the increased stability challenge immediately. You’ll need to go much lighter with the bottom’s up carry than the other […]
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Overhead – Rack Carry

Overhead Rack Carries Carrying variations are a great opportunity to build stability, strength, and mental toughness. These exercises are typically done for a distance or for time, and if you choose the right weight, should challenge you immensely. Give this carrying variation a try, the Overhead Rack Carry.
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Kettlebell Suitcase Carries

Suitcase Carries Pick up something heavy and force the opposite side of the body to stabilize is the name of the game with suitcase carries. Keep your chest proud, your lats engaged, walk slow, and squeeze that handle!
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Kettlebell Double Squat Clean

Double Squat Cleans This exercise will have our heart rate nearing 100% capacity real quick. Double squat cleans are incredible for developing total body power, strength, and when done with lighter weights can be excellent for conditioning. Hike those puppies deep and rip them up to the racked position. Anticipate the rack by simultaneously catching […]
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Lateral Kettlebell Deadlifts

Alternating Lateral Deadlifts This one will challenge your coordination and your glutes. We recommend picking up the kettlebell on this one first rather than starting at the bottom like you do with traditional deadlifts. It gets fun and challenges your focus when switching hands and feet as you perform the alt. lateral deadlifts. Watch Coach […]
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Walk-Out Pushups

Walk-Out Pushups This is a great mobility and upper body strength exercise rolled into one. The “inchworm” as it’s commonly referred to as is when you walk out onto your hands into the pushup position, from there, perform a perfect pushup, which means keeping your butt tucked and tight, reach your chest to the ground […]
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Sprawl Swings

Sprawl Swings This movement combination combines a bodyweight move and then integrating the kettlebell swing. These are great athletic combinations for people to learn because it forces someone to focus on one movement and then immediately move properly into another one with good technique. In the sport of wrestling we call it “chain wrestling,” where […]
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Sit-Outs

Sit-Outs If you’re a wrestler, you’ve done a thousand of these, but what you may not know is what a great exercise it is to do later in life to maintain proper human movement, while also providing a challenging exercise in a training environment. Begin in a quad plank position, lift one hand off the […]

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