Everybody wants that one easy infomercial type thing to get fit strong and look good and the reality is that there are tons of those things out there. It can be bodyweight, rings, boxing or whatever. The one thing that gets you there is your intent.
In this case it is that intent is put into a kettlebell. You can develop a serious amount of strength and fitness with kettlebells and your bodyweight. A kettlebell is a great tool for developing strength, fitness and co-ordination. The movements are simple and effective when executed well.
This is not an instruction post, this is not here to instruct you on how to do a kettlebell swing or goblet squat well. If you haven’t done kettlebell swings before I would recommend finding a good coach near you and learn how to train with kettlebells. Take a few classes and learn the basics before you go and do your own thing.
What you need
· A kettlebell (a recommended starting weight is 24kg for men and 12-16kg for women).
· A skipping rope (optional).
· Your body.
You can do these sessions as stand-alone sessions or as an addition to your training program as a conditioning block if you are more proficient.
If you can’t do hand release push-ups, you can do box push-ups (hands elevated) as a regression. As you get stronger you can do the lower reps as normal push-ups.
These sessions can be done 2 to 3 times per week. They can be done on their own or as conditioning blocks after your main strength work. Mainly they serve as a good starting point to build a base in kettlebell work.