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10 At-Home Workouts You Can Do With One Kettlebell

It doesn't take more than one kettlebell to get a killer workout that's great for your backyard or living room.

Kettlebells are great for amping up your workout routines and switching things up.  Kettlebells offer unique advantages over dumbbells because they will constantly challenge your grip and stability flexors.  Additionally, kettlebells will allow you to focus on functional movements that will have a carryover to athletic performance.  And above all, kettlebells are just plain fun to use.  

These workouts were designed by Tyler Manzo, a fitness instructor from BRICK New York.  All you need is one kettlebell. You'll notice there are similarities between the workouts—choose the one that fits the time you have and try a different one the next time. Even though there are programming and exercise carryovers throughout these routines, they're distinct enough so that you'll keep getting results so long as you don't stick to any one workout for too many weeks on end. [Note that these workouts are not meant to comprise a complete program.]

So, go ahead and invest in a kettlebell to keep in your house—that way, you never have a reason to skip your workout.

Instructions: You will be performing many reps for plenty of rounds, and in some cases, you will be performing them for time.  The goal of these workouts is to elevate your heart rate, so be sure that you select a light enough kettlebell to make it through the workout with clean form throughout.  

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Workout 1

7 Rounds 

10 Kettlebell Swings 
10 Burpees 
10 Kettlebell Squats
10 push-ups

"Feel your heart rate rise as the Burpees add up," says Manzo.

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Workout 2

15 min Amrap 

20 Air Squats 
20 Kettlebell Deadlifts 
20 Situps

"The leg burn will be worth it," says Manzo.

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Workout 3

10min EMOM 

Even Minutes 

20 Kettle Bell Swings 

Odd Minutes 

12 Burpees 

"Only 10 minutes! Try the best 10 minute workout that gives you built in rest," says Manzo.

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Workout 4

20min AMRAP 

30 Mountain Climbers 
20 Kettlebell Squats 
10 Pushups 

"Just keep climbing and fight for all those reps. This is one great full body workout," says Manzo.

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Workout 5

6 Rounds 

20 Kettlebell Deadlifts 
20 V-ups
20 Air Squats 

"The ab burn will be so good," says Manzo.

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Workout 6

100 Burpees for time 

Every minute on the minute perform 7 Kettle Bell Swings.

"Move as fast as you can through those Burpees—don’t let those Kettlebell swings slow you down," says Manzo.

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Workout 7

18min AMRAP 

10 Pushups 
10 Kettlebell Push Press—Right arm 
10 Kettlebell Push Press—Left arm 
10 Kettlebell Deadlift 

"The best push and pull workout," says Manzo.

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Workout 8

10 rounds 

8 Kettlebell Squats 
8 V-ups 
8 Kettlebell Lunges 

"Who doesn’t love a great core and booty burn," says Manzo.

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Workout 9

15min AMRAP 

9 Kettlebell Squats 
6 Kettlebell Swings 
3 Burpees 

"Keep the rest to a minimum and keep grinding through the 15 minutes," says Manzo.

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Workout 10

The Chipper
(For time)

50 Kettlebell Squats 
50 Pushups 
50 Kettlebell Swings 
50 Burpees 
50 Kettlebell Deadlifts

"It’s called the chipper so keep chipping at those reps," says Manzo.

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