A Complete Kettlebell Workout For Beginners Guide

kettlebell workout for beginnersThis is a full kettlebell workout for beginners guide…

For those of you that need a little more information on using kettlebells.

You’ve probably heard of kettebells but never seen one or maybe you’ve seen one but never really got into using them.

Kettlebells are a great addition to any workout plan. A kettlebell workout for beginners will provide an excellent cardio and strength resistant benefit all at the same time.

The versatility of these sweet little bells are virtually unmatched when it comes to the plethora of exercises you can perform with these kettles.

Kettlebells were used in the 18th century for weighing crops and later adapted into being used for recreational purposes in the late 19th century.

It’s kind of interesting how the kettlebell transitioned into what it is today isn’t it?

Let’s get into some of the key things you may want to be aware of before you start your kettlebell workout for beginners…

What is a good beginner kettlebell weight?

This really depends on how much you feel you’re comfortable with. If your new to using a kettlebell than a 2kg (4-5 lb.) to 5kg (10-12 lb.) kettlebell should be good enough to start with.

A lot of kettlebell exercises are going to beĀ isotonic exercises which contain movement and swinging. So it’s probably a good idea to assess your range with lighter weight before you move up to a heavier weight.

The last thing you want is to blow out a shoulder or strain a muscle by swinging a kettlebell weight that you weren’t physically acclimated for.

That would definitely suck…

New vs Used kettlebells – which one should you buy?

It depends on how much you want to spend and how many you want to buy. Amazon sells new kettlebells for fairly cheap if you prefer to buy new equipment.

You can also try a site like Craigslist in the local listings and I’m sure you can find used kettlebells there.

In any event, just make sure you’re getting good quality with either one. The last thing you want is crap equipment that ultimately is a waste of time and money.

And no one wants that, right?

30 minute kettlebell workout:

If you’re looking for a 30 minute kettlebell workout then you can most likely find a bunch on Youtube.

What I like about the kettlebell is that with the resistance it creates during workouts you’ll burn more calories and may not even have to do a 30 minute workout.

If you hit it intensely enough you can narrow the time window down to 20 minutes or maybe even 10! But the determing factor for that is going to be how hard you’re hitting your kettlebell exercises.

Don’t kill yourself though… Always go at a pace that you can handle..

How to do a single kettlebell workout:

This is fairly easy and the most common way of using a kettlebell. Most of the kettlebell workouts for beginners are performed using a single kettlebell at a time.

It’s pretty rare to see a double kettlebell workout because most of the time you’re using one and swinging or balancing it in some way, shape or form.

Where can you find a good kettlebell workout video:

You can find a lot of good kettlebell workout videos on Youtube for free if you don’t want to spend any money on a DVD.

Just be sure you find a channel that’s professional as a lot of people on Youtube are wannabes and everyone thinks they’re a personal trainer these days.

You definitely want to train to some one who knows what they are doing. Beachbody has tons of videos you can stream online for all kinds of workouts and I would recommend looking into them as an alternative.

Should you buy a kettlebell workout dvd:

The benefit to buying a DVD is that you’ll be training with a professional that will have a series of workouts to perform over weeks and most likely will come with a nutrition plan unlike Youtube videos.

Most videos on the internet won’t have a weekly routine or nutrition plan to follow.

If you want hundreds of workouts then look into Beachbody’s streaming subscription.

You can find them here.

Can you do a kettlebell ab workout?

Yes, there are plenty of ways to do a kettlebell workout for beginners.

For example, position yourself into a v-sit up… hold the kettlebell with both hands as you perform the sit up and now you have a kettlebell ab workout.

All you have to do is add the kettlebell to any ab workout, where you can reasonably do so, and it’s as easy as that.

What kind of kettlebell results can you get?

If you’re consistent and follow the right regiment you can get whatever results you want. It’s always up to you.

The results you can get are:

  • burn fat
  • strength
  • muscle
  • speed
  • stamina
  • endurance
  • focus
  • balance

The whole key is consistency… be consistent and you will see results in as little as 4 weeks.

You can do this… get your focus right and just do it!

Final thoughts:

If you want to get an excellent cardio workout and build strength at the same time then you should try using a kettlebell. You can do everything that you can do with a dumbbell but with the added versatility that these have have to offer.

One of the misconceptions I tend to see in the gym is that when people think of kettlebells they only think of swinging and things like that.

Don’t be mislead by this perception! This bell is not for sissies! And when implemented correctly this bell will whip your ass!

Sure you might not be dead lifting 500+ lbs but its the versatility of the kettlebell that will get you. Mixing in strength resistance with cardio training will get you every time, and that’s exactly what can be achieved when using this the right way.

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