Kettlebell Workout | Upper Body

 I was first introduced to a kettlebell about 5 years ago while working with a trainer at my local gym. I always enjoyed working out with one. So much, in fact, that I purchased one to have at home.

For those of you who haven’t worked with a kettlebell before, they are a weighted ball with a handle.

You can purchase them at almost any sporting goods store and even Target and Walmart for around $15 (depending on size).

 So you  don’t have a kettlebell and aren’t sure if you want to buy one? Try using a gallon of milk for now!

The kettlebell can be used in a multitude of ways to create a great full body workout. Because it is used both single handed and with both hands, it is important to have a kettlebell that is an appropriate weight. For reference; I use an 8lb or 10lb bell while my husband uses 15lbs.

For today’s workout I’m going to show you some of my favorite upper body kettlebell movements combined together to create a great 30 minute at home workout!

Form is crucial! Make sure that you can do the movements without swinging you body. If you find yourself swinging, you might want to get a lighter kettlebell! Be sure to keep everything tight as you perform the exercises. This includes your core and lower body.

As always; this workout can be modified for any experience level!

Beginners: go through workout 1x with 30 seconds rest between each exercise.
Moderate: go through workout 2-3x with 30 seconds rest between each exercise.
Advanced: go through workout 3x with no rest between each exercise. Get that heart rate up! Take a short 1 minute rest between each set.

Kettlebell Workout | Upper Body

Single Arm Curl x15 (each arm)

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Skull Crushers x20

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Single Arm Lateral Raise x15 (each arm)

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Front Raise x20

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Single Arm Over Head  Press x15 (each arm)

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Single Arm Bent Over Row x15 (each arm)

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Around the World x25

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Windmill x15 (each arm)

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I will be back with a lower body kettlebell workout in the coming weeks!!!

I hope you’re sore tomorrow!!

For more quick at home workouts, click here!!

Also want to give a quick shout out to Blessons Apparel for  my Swole Sisters top! You can purchase one or other cute goodies here!


  1. Karen Guzman

    August 29, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Looks great!! I finally have some time now that boys are in school to catch up on your blogs! I love that your exercises can be done at home!! Can’t wait to try the cookies too!!#❤


      September 2, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      Woohoo glad you like it all so far!!! The boys would LOVE those cookies! I have to make them when Jesse is gone if I want to actually get any! lol

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