6 Kettlebell Workouts to Build Strength, Stamina and Balance

Kettlebell workouts – WOD 2

Test yourself with this 2010 Games workout.

  • For time (22-min. cap):
  • Run 1,200 meters
  • 63 kettlebell swings (1.5 pood)
  • 36 pull-ups
  • Run 800 meters
  • 42 kettlebell swings
  • 24 pull-ups
  • Run 400 meters
  • 21 kettlebell swings
  • 12 pull-ups

Kettlebell swings develop a lot of explosive power through the hips, a feature vital for many CrossFit workouts. They are also the most popular kettlebell exercise, and for a good reason.

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Kettlebell workouts – WOD 3

Arnie is a Hero workout after fallen Los Angeles County Fire Fighter Specialist Arnaldo “Arnie” Quinones.

  • For Time
  • 21 Turkish Get-Ups, Right Arm
  • 50 Kettlebell Swings
  • 21 Overhead Squats, Left Arm
  • 50 Kettlebell Swings
  • 21 Overhead Squats, Right Arm
  • 50 Kettlebell Swings
  • 21 Turkish Get-Ups, Left Arm
  • Use a single Kettlebell (2/1.5 pood)

The Turkish Get-Up is a very complex movement and you shouldn’t rush your way through it.

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