The best way to start seeing results is by incorporating new exercises into your workout routine. It’s important to keep your body challenged, so you don’t get stuck and plateau in your progress. Use different equipment like a kettlebell to change things up. Marie Acosta, a certified personal trainer at In-Shape: Stockton March Lane highlights some great exercises you can do utilizing kettlebells to help build muscle.
 

Exercise #1: Kettlebell Swings

Step 1: Begin with your feet hip distance apart.

Step 2: Place both hands on the handle of the kettlebell.

Step 3: Bend your knees and hinge from your hips to swing the kettlebell between your legs.

Step 4: Straighten your legs and swing the kettlebell to chin height.

Step 5: Repeat for 90 seconds, creating momentum in the swing.

 

Remember, don’t let your shoulders do the work. Make sure you are pulling from your glutes and hamstrings.

 

 

Exercise #2: Halo

Step 1: Start with your feet hip distance apart.

Step 2: Grab the kettlebell with the weight facing up with hands on both side of the handle.

Step 3: Hold it at chest height.

Step 4: Lift the kettlebell to the right side of you face

Step 5: Slowly circle it behind your head and to the left side.

Step 6: Repeat for 60 seconds, continuously alternating directions.

 

 

Exercise #3: Farmer’s Walk

Step 1: Stand between a pair of kettlebells.

Step 2: Bend down, folding at the hips to pick up the kettlebells, exhaling as you do. Do not bend your lower back.

Step 3: Tighten your abs, lock your ribcage to your pelvis and keep it tight for the duration of the walk.

Step 4: Walk for 30 seconds. Repeat for about 10 minutes.

 

 

Add these exercises to your workout routine the next time you hit the gym. Start with lighter weights and work your way up to heavier ones. For more workouts like these, ask a personal trainer. They can give you exercises that work for your fitness abilities and goals.

 

The fitness information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding personal exercise.