These Workout Videos Only Require 2 Things: A Single Kettlebell and Some Open Space
Kettlebells are effective strength-training weights for working your entire body. Just ask two trainers we previously spoke to. Vincent Metzo, CSCS, dean of advanced personal training at the Swedish Institute of Health Sciences and the director of education for Kettlebell Concepts in New York City, told POPSUGAR that the majority of kettlebell exercises are total-body moves. But he also said that they're great for training the abs in general because you have to stabilize your core during exercises like kettlebell swings and kettlebell carries.
"Big picture: your core will never stop working when using kettlebells, no matter what the movement," Lacee Lazoff, a NASM-certified personal trainer specializing in kettlebells, told us in that same interview. The best thing about kettlebells is that you only need one of them, depending on what your workout entails. What's more, there are plenty of workouts to choose from.
You could try this 16-minute sweat session targeting your arms, glutes, and abs, or this one from certified trainer Alexia Clark. We've provided more trainer-led, easy-to-follow videos ahead that will get your heart pumping, wake up your muscles, and bring the challenge to your workout, even at home. Grab a kettlebell — here's a refresher on how to choose the right weight — and let's get to work!