Next time you find yourself perusing the weight rack, skip the dumbbells and opt for a piece of equipment with a little more pizazz. Though they’re often overlooked, kettlebells are a strength trainer’s not-so-secret weapon. In addition to building muscle through low-impact movements, the kettlebell is a great way to switch things up and add variety to your workout routine. (Plus, you only need one to get a full body burn.) If you’re new to the fitness world or are ready to jump back in, this roundup of kettlebell exercises for beginners is the perfect place to start. You’ll learn the basics of form while stockpiling moves that can be compounded together or progressed on their own. Before we dive in, here’s everything you need to know about kettlebell exercises.
Meet the Expert: Cat Kom, fitness trainer and Studio SWEAT onDemand founder.