Wellness

5 Kettlebell Workouts Even Newbies Can Master

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Katrina and I are about to hit the road for our first Tone It Up Tour! We'll be visiting 15 cities in 30 days for the ultimate fitness festival filled with toning workouts. Of course, we wanted to feel energized, toned, and confident for the tour, so we've been eating clean with the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan and getting our workout in every day.

We've also been focusing on total body workouts with compound moves to maximize our workout time. We love kettlebell workouts because they boost your metabolism and sculpt from head to toe. Our kettlebell workouts allow you to flow through the movements, enhancing your mobility like a pro.

Feel free to start with a heavier weight and then drop down to a lower weight later in the workout, also called a droplet. These five kettlebell moves will strengthen every muscle group and leave you looking and feeling strong. Go through the entire circuit one to three times.

Keep reading to learn five of our favorite firming and toning kettlebell workouts.

Single-Arm Swings

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This move tones your hamstrings, inner thighs, booty, core, and shoulders.

Begin with your legs wider than shoulder-width apart and feet pointed at a 45-degree angle. Hold a kettlebell with one hand in front of your body.

Lower down and push your booty back, then swing the kettlebell between your legs.

Make sure you keep your spine neutral and engage your core as you straighten your legs, push your hips forward as you swing the kettlebell in front of your body. Switch hands at the top.

Complete 20 reps, 10 reps with each hand.

Sumo Squat to Press

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Use this kettlebell workout to tone your shoulders, thighs, calves, and booty.

Begin standing in the same position as the previous move, and hold the sides of the kettlebell with both hands. Lower into a deep squat.В Make sure your knees face out.

As you stand, press the kettlebell overhead, extending your arms and raising your heels off the ground.

Lower back into a deep squat and repeat.В Complete 15 reps.

Single-Arm Clean

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Sculpt your booty, shoulders, and triceps.

Begin with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Hold the kettlebell with one hand. Bring your booty back, bend your knees and lower the kettlebell in between your legs.

Engage your booty to straighten your legs and pull the kettlebell up to your shoulder with elbow tucked by your waistline. Extend the kettlebell overhead.

Bring it back down to your side, and lower between your legs.В Complete 10 reps on each side.

Kettlebell Triangle

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Try this out toВ tone your shoulders, arms, waistline, and abs.

Stand with your legs wider than shoulder-width apart, with your right foot pointed forward and your left foot pointed to the side.

With the kettlebell in your right hand extended above your head, keep both sides of your body long as you tilt your torso, extending the left arm toward the earth.

Return to starting position, keeping the right arm extended up.В Complete 10 reps on each side.

Single-Leg Deadlift

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Strengthens your booty, quads, and core.

Begin standing with your weight shifted into your left foot and hold a kettlebell in your right hand in front of your hips.

Hinge forward at the hips, and keep your back neutral as you lower your chest down and lift your right leg behind you.

Engage your core to maintain balance. Slowly return to start.В Complete 12 reps on each side.

Working out is much more fun when you have a group of friendsВ by your side! Come to our first ever 15 city Tone It Up Tour and work out with thousands of #TIUgirls! It's the ultimate fitness festival with braid bars, jams by DJ Madds, workouts with CorePower Yoga, Jillian Michaels, and rosГ© (of course). Find a location near you here.

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Complete your full-body workoutВ with five toning burpee exercises.