Top 10 Kettlebell Exercises

Here we present you with our 10 favourite Kettlebell exercises you'll find on this website.

Although the list is purely subjective, we believe the Kettlebell exercises here do a remarkable job at working specific areas of your body.

Click on any of them to review in detail textual instructions on how to correctly perform them.

  1. Figure 8
  2. Kettlebell Swing
  3. Kettlebell Press
  4. Kettlebell Snatch
  5. Goblet Squat
  6. Renegade Rows
  7. Turkish Get Up
  8. Russian Twist
  9. Alternating Bottoms Up Press
  10. Double Clean and Jerk

#1 - Figure 8

The Figure 8 is an excellent exercise for warming up and for conditioning your core muscles.

Good coordination is needed, which also makes this exercise a fun challenge.

#2 - Kettlebell Swing

The Kettlebell Swing is probably one of the most popular kettlebell exercises. Many kettlebell exercises start with the swing, therefore it is important to master the swing before performing more advanced kettlebell exercises.

The swing can be done with several repitions making it a good aerobic exercise especially if you want to work your legs, glutes and core.

#3 - Kettlebell Press

The Kettlebell Press will target primarily your arms and shoulders.

Many advanced kettlebell exercises are based on the press. Therefore, like the swing, this is a good exercise to master.

#4 - Kettlebell Snatch

The Kettlebell Snatch is an excellent exercise that will target most of the muscle groups in your body.

It will require a lot of co-ordination but the result of a correctly performed snatch will be improvements in strength, power and aerobic capacity.

#5 - Goblet Squat

The Goblet Squat is a relatively simple exercise and an excellent way to target your upper leg and gluteal muscles.

It will also require you to maintain good upper body posture (back and arms straight).

#6 - Renegade Rows

The Renegade Row exercise is one of the few kettlebell exercises that targets the pectoral or chest muscles. It is also great for exercising the shoulders, arms and abdominal muscles.

Advanced users can even increase its difficulty and effectiveness by putting their feet on a ball. This will increase the abdominal workout.

#7 - Turkish Get Up

The Turkish Get Up is one of the most complex on this list because of the number of movements, therefore, it is good to learn this with a light kettlebell.

Mainly, you will workout your abdominals and increase mobility and core stabilization.

#8 - Russian Twist

The Russian Twist exercise is a good way to target your core (abdominal and back) muscles.

You may want to try this with a light kettlebell.

#9 - Alternating Bottoms Up Press

The Alternating Bottoms Up Press is an advanced exercise and should be done when you have either mastered the other exercises in this list or with the assistance of a personal trainer.

This exercise primarily targets the arms and shoulders.

#10 - Double Clean and Jerk

The Double Clean and Jerk is an advanced exercise and should be done when you have either mastered the other exercises in this list or with the assistance of a personal trainer.

The exercise will target most of the muscle groups in your body.

It will require a lot of co-ordination but the result of a correctly performed snatch will be improvements in strength, power and aerobic capacity.