Kettlebell Exercise Database

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Goblet Bicep Curl

Who says you can’t train biceps in isolation with kettlebells!? The Goblet Bicep Curl acts much in the same as a hammer curl with dumbbells. We’re not really sure what a dumbbell is, but we heard about them at one point in time and apparently they can also be used to get in shape??? Pick […]
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1-Arm Rows

1-Arm Rows This classic strength exercise becomes even more functional when done in a 3 point stance like in the video. Keep the back flat, chest up, and elbow tight to the body while rowing the elbow high and pulling the shoulder blade to the midline of your body. This is great exercise for developing […]
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Hollow Holds

Hollow Holds This is the cousin to the front plank. The hollow hold is a great core stability exercise and it’s a great teacher of how to activate the trunk. It’s also an easy exercise to progress, similar to the front plank, in that all you have to do to make it more challenging is […]
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Body Saws

Body Saw The body saw is an excellent progression from standard planking. Outside of just holding a plank longer, most people don’t progress that movement to get functionally better. Body saws are a great step up from the planks. The varying length of the level makes this exercise much more of a strength exercise, rather […]
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SLDL

SLDL One of the best hamstring and glute builders is the single leg deadlift, otherwise known as the SLDL. Not only is this a great hamstring and glute strength builder, but it’s also a great way to gain strength at length in the hamstrings and reducing hamstring injuries. This exercise feels more like a stretch […]
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Med Ball Push-Ups

Med Ball Push-ups This variety of push-ups offers a challenging blend of progression and stability. Due to the instability of the med ball, the upper body and trunk is required to stabilize the ball while performing the push-up. Additionally, the pushup needs to be performed more like a close-grip pushup due to the hand positioning, […]
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Pull-Ups

Pull-Ups There’s something very primitive about pull-ups. It’s almost as if it’s one of those exercises that if our ancestors couldn’t do, they probably didn’t get out alive. Pull-ups are an exercise of frustration for many. Like most things, you may suck at them before becoming good at them. Remember, most people in America can’t […]
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Kettlebell Backpack Forward Lunge

Take the load off of your spine and from your hands and train with the Kettlebell Backpack. This offers a tremendous lower body strength challenge and simulates many outdoor activities like hiking and hunting.
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Kettlebell Backpack Squats

With the kettlebell backpack you can shift the load to your hips rather than your spine. You may need to lean forward a bit more than if you were doing kettlebell goblet squats, but this form of squatting is also quite functional and applicable to daily life. Strength your legs, hips, and low back with […]
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Kettlebell 1-Arm Strict Press

Overhead pressing is sorely underrated and oftentimes placed below horizontal pressing like floor presses, and pushups. This isn’t the case. The ability to press things overhead, when you think about it, is quite a bit more functional than horizontal pressing in every day life. Don’t minimize the overhead strict press. It builds strength in the […]

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