7 Kettlebell Exercises to Include in Your Workout (Healthline)

Posted: May 21, 2024 in In the News

This article originally appeared in Healthline on May 21, 2024.


7 Kettlebell Exercises to Include in Your Workout

By James Roland

Kettlebells are a popular strength-training alternative to traditional barbells, dumbbells, and resistance machines.


They were originally used as farm tools in Russia, but were reinvented as an exercise weight after male performers used them to compare feats of strength.

Kettlebells used for exercise typically weigh 3–100 pounds (lbs)Trusted Source (1.5–45 kilograms (kg)). They can be used on their own to create a full-body workout, or you can select certain kettlebell exercises to add to your exercise routine.

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recommends the following kettlebell weight ranges for adult males and females, depending on strength training experience:

  Beginner Intermediate to advanced
Male 15–25 lbs (7–11 kg) 35 lbs (16 kg) or more
Female 8–15 lbs (4–7 kg) 18 lbs (8 kg) or more

Several factors may also influence your choice of kettlebell weight, such as the exercise you’re performing and your overall health condition.

Keep reading to learn more about 7 versatile kettlebell exercises to include in your workout, as well as the benefits and risks of kettlebell training.

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