Kettlebell exercises for beginners

D-Club247 Fitness - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kettlebells are great for cardio, strength, and flexibility training. They resemble a mini bowling ball with a handle and come in a variety of weights. 

D-Club247 Fitness head coach Heath takes you through a few kettlebell exercises suitable for beginners, and part of our OTM45 specialised group fitness class. 

Kettlebell Squat

The kettlebell squat is a great exercise which works lots of muscle groups all through the legs. We make sure you get quality coaching through our OTM45 session to ensure you have the right posture and the right technique.

Hold onto the kettlebell. Legs shoulder width apart. Toes pointing out slightly. It is really important you have a great posture - chest up and shoulders rolled back.

Initiate the movement by drawing your hips behind you, allowing your knees to bend and dropping your bottom towards the floor.

Kettlebell Clean and Press

This is an awesome move that works lots of muscle groups and gets your heart rate up high.

The clean and press exercise is a little more technical. During an OTM45 session, we break it down and show you how to do each element of the move so it's nice and safe.

Lift up into a clean and then into a press. Bring it down and drop through.

Kettlebell One Arm Row

This is a great exercise for your upper back. If you get your upper back strong that supports your lower back and takes a lot of pressure off your neck.

Set up in a lunge. Leaning forward. Strong posture. Draw your elbow in and back towards your hips.

Kettlebell Overhead Row

This move is working your upper back and arms, and is a really good core exercise.

Come down on the floor. Knees bent and feet flat. Hold the kettlebell straight above your shoulders and draw arms back behind your head. Touch the floor with the kettlebell if you can, and then bring it straight above your head.

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