How do you plan a kettlebell workout at home? I’m going to share with you how I plan my kettlebell workouts in my basement gym, and tips so you can start planning yours!
How do you Plan a Kettlebell Workout?
An important thing when starting to plan a kettlebell workout is WHY you are doing it. People choose kettlebell workouts for a variety of reasons but what drew you to them?
Are you working out with kettlebells to get stronger? Is it that variety of kettlebell exercises you can do? Do you simply enjoy the workout with kettlebells for fun?
For me, I started doing kettlebell exercises to get stronger. I continue to plan kettlebell workouts because I truly have fun working out kettlebells and the flow of the exercises!
Let’s Plan a Kettlebell Workout
When I plan a kettlebell workout for total body strength I mix things up. Including two moves focused on upper body, two moves focused on lower body, and two moves focused on core or total body.
Upper body kettlebell exercises are things like overhead presses, cleans, and snatches. Others include rows, skull crushers, bicep curls, and chest presses.
Lower body kettlebell exercises are things like goblet squats and reverse lunge single press. Any squat or lunge you can add a kettlebell too adds an extra burn to the legs!
Total body and core kettlebell exercises are things like swings, windmills, and suitcase carries. Others include plank pull throughs and turkish get-ups.
Something you’ll hear a lot of in a kettlebell workout are kettlebell workout finishers. Finishers are done at the end of the workout to help you get the most from your final energy reserves and burn more fat.
For a kettlebell workout finisher, Farmers March and various iso holds are my favorite. There is just something about the mental pause the hold offers after all the hard work!
Below is a basic kettlebell workout plan I do when I don’t have time to follow a structured workout. I usually go through the circuit three to five times, taking breaks as needed between the individual kettlebell exercises.
- 20 Swings
- 10 Goblet Squats
- 8 Clean Pulls (per side)
- 10 Bent Over Rows (per side)
- 8 Halos (each side)
- 5 Snatches (each side)
- 30 Second Farmers March (single or double bell)
As you continue to do the exercises you can increases the reps and/or weight as you grow stronger. Use my Kettlebell Progress Tracker to keep track of where you are at!