Kettlebell Workouts for Beginners

Top 5 Kettlebell Workouts for Beginners

If you are looking to offer something new to your clients, its time you introduced them to the best kettlebell courses. Kettlebells are here to stay in the fitness industry because of the multifarious benefits they offer.

All you have to do is complete your kettlebell certifications and you can be on your way to a becoming a successful kettlebell instructor which you can do at

Workouts for Beginners

Now that you have done all your kettlebell certifications, you will have to select workout patterns for clients who have never worked with this instrument before. You should learn to choose carefully as kettlebell moves are quite complex and beginners should start with basic simple workouts.

The Kettlebell Deadlift

Begin by holding the kettlebell with both hands and stand with feet placed a little wider than shoulder distance. Keep your back straight and firm and flex your hip muscles. Now push your butt backward as far as possible as you bend at the hips so that your upper body is horizontal with the floor.

Bend both knees slightly and rest your weight on your heels. Now push the butt further backward and upward till your hands reach your knees. Squeeze butt muscles, return to initial position and repeat. This workout targets your hamstrings, back muscles and glutes.

The Kettlebell Swing

This is one of the fundamental kettlebell workouts taught during your kettlebell certifications. Begin by placing the kettlebell on the floor between your feet Lower to a squatting position and grab the kettlebell with both hands, palms facing inward. Stand up, maintaining a straight back.

Now bend the knees slightly, push your butt backward and swing the kettlebell backward between your legs. Next, in another explosive motion, swing the kettlebell frontward and upward till your chest level. The force for the swing should be from the thrust of your legs rather than the pulling action of your arms.

The Kettlebell Squat Thruster

Hold two kettlebells, one in each hand in the rack position. Lift them to chin level while keeping both elbows pointed downward. Now squat with your arms tucked close and in one explosive motion, stand up and drive the kettlebell overhead. Hold position and then lower kettlebell to rack position. The workout targets your glutes, hamstrings, quads and shoulder muscles.

The One-arm High Pull

This is another simple workout ideal for beginners. Start by standing with feet placed shoulder width apart and grip the kettlebell with one hand. Keep the arm straight, bend knees slightly and use your legs to thrust the kettlebell swiftly upward along your body till you reach eye level. The workout targets glutes, lats and biceps.

The One-arm Clean

Stand with feet placed shoulder width apart. Now grip a kettlebell loosely in one hand and position it parallel to your body with the thumb placed forward. Drive through your heels and hips as you pull the instrument up your body till your reach the standing position and the kettlebell is at your shoulder level.

Now rotate the arm so that the equipment is turned from inward to an outward position. The workout targets your lower body, arms and shoulders. With Fitness Australia recognised certifications, you can teach all these kettlebell movements and more