Training with a Kettlebell
Kettlebells are a great addition to your workout if you're looking to build in more explosive movements. This can really help you if you're an athlete looking to hone your craft - but being an athlete definitely isn't a requirement! They can add some much needed variety to your current fitness regime due to their versatility and simplicity. This is a piece of equipment that works for everyone from a beginner to a seasoned pro.
Here are three different exercises that utilize the kettlebell to help build some explosiveness - whether you're building a simple or complex routine.
The Kettlebell Drop Squat
While holding the kettlebell in your hands at your waist, squat until the kettlebell touches the floor. Make sure to focus on using your legs to really explode back up into an upright position!
The Kettlebell Swing
This exercise incorporates the same drop squat motion as the previous exercise, but adds an upward swing with your arms until they are roughly shoulder height. Make sure you're using your hips to generate power, not your back!
Swing with Resistance Band
Using the same motion and technique as the swing exercise, this technique adds a resistance band attached to the kettlebell in order to make the exercise more intense. You can play around with different types of bands to find the perfect balance for you!
These three simple exercises are really just scratching the surface of what you can do with a kettlebell. It's a simple item with a lot of different uses, and one that's an essential part of your fitness tool kit - no matter if you're a beginner or a seasoned pro!