No kettlebells? No problem! Band swings are an amazing alternative to kettlebell swings! Great for your whole body but even BETTER For your glutes!
When times like these arrive and gyms are no longer open, your mind starts to think…Now is the time to be creative! Since being in the epicenter of the pandemic I knew gyms would be closed sooner rather than later. I knew what I had…and what I needed to do in order to stay fit.
One thing I enjoy is kettlebell swings. What sucks is that kettlebells are a ton of money and it would not be worth my time to buy them. I knew I had a set of bands and they were very versatile, it was just a matter of using them like I have not used them before.
So after a few days of experimenting I finally find a kettlebell swing alternative! You are probably saying, “How is that even possible?”. Well it is…and if you watch my video above, you can see the kettlebell swing alternative I use is very efficient.
Go ahead and watch it! I dare you to have an awesome workout!
Kettlebell Swing Workout
In any event if the bands are not enough you can always get a kettlebell set for kettlebell swings. For an ultimate fat burning kettlebell swing workout, see below:
4×25 – Kettlebell Swings
4×25 – Kettlebell Shoulder Press
4×25 – Kettlebell Russian Twist
4×25 – Bent Over Rows (Both arms)
If you need a deeper explanation of what these kettlebell exercises are, please feel free to contact me here.
Repeat 3-4 times for an ultimate kettlebell workout! Stay tuned for more workouts!
Russian kettlebell swing
There are two different kettlebell swings, the Russian and American.
The Russian kettlebell swing starts with a position, very similar to the deadlift. In this movement, a powerful hip thrust will occur, while simultaneously squeezing your abs and ultimately having a further range of motion as it swings from under your legs to right about level with your chest.
American Kettlebell Swing
Unlike the Russian swing, the American kettlebell swing ends right at head level. Having the kettlebell go head level increases your cardiovascular output as well as working on shoulders at the same time. Both versions engage abs and legs! So overeall both great choices.
There are many kettlebell exercises you can perform, and if you’d like you can alternate them with the ones above, below are some of my favorite.
- Shoulder Front Raises
- Incline Chest Press
- Tricep Overhead Extensions
- Hammer Curls
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