Kettlebell Routines

Kettlebell routines are as varied as the stars in the sky. A kettlebell routine is a planned course of kettlebell exercises combined into a single program that can be repeated. The point though is to progress, and you do this by working different programs.

Kettlebell Routines – Going Ballistic

Progressive kettlebell routines should be challenging so that your body increases in strength and endurance. By varying routines, new dimensions are added to your training program in terms of variety. One of the biggest mistakes people make with exercise programs is not changing their routines resulting in either boredom or ineffective results.

Kettlebell routines will vary according the training level of the person doing the exercises. Obviously a beginner will not be able to do the same volume level of exercises as an advanced kettlebell trainer. Being able to complete the technical ballistic moves that result in the highest level of conditioning requires practice.

There are many different opinions as to the best method for designing kettlebell routines. For beginners though everyone agrees it is important to learn the basic clean and rack first. This should be followed with training in the basic swing, jerk and snatch. From there you can progress to compound exercises such as the clean and jerk, and more difficult exercises such as the military press or Turkish get-up.

But once you know the basics, the variations are endless. There are many different ways to create routines that challenge you to develop ultimate muscle power and strength. To maximize the benefits of the routine, you should be using enough weight and doing the right level of exercise difficulty to generate cardio benefits also.

For example, you can do 10 swings, rest 15 seconds, 10 snatches, rest 15 seconds, 10 squats, rest 15 seconds and so on. By keeping up the pace of the kettlebell routines you get both aerobic and anaerobic results. And don't forget to do both sides of the body.

Always On the Move

The first rule of thumb for all kettlebell routines is to keep the kettlebell moving as much as possible. A deadweight kettlebell doesn't benefit anyone. One of the biggest advantages to a kettlebell is they take up so little room you can store them anywhere for use when you have time. For example, you can even leave a set at the office to use during lunch.

Kettlebell routines vary from person to person but there are common issues facing anyone who chooses to exercise with the iron weights.

  • How are drills designed?
  • Which exercises burn fat the fastest?
  • How is a beginning routine established?
  • How can a kettlebell routine be increased in power?
  • How long should kettlebell routines last?
  • How many times a week should a person train?
  • Is developing endurance different than increasing strength?

Kettlebell routines will accomplish a number of things. They include a stronger grip, more stamina, increased strength, stronger joints, and improved overall conditioning.

The best way to develop effective kettlebell routines is by using the services of a professional fitness trainer. A trainer can help you adjust your routines as necessary for continual progression. A trainer can also assist with technique, form, function and weight size.