The kettlebell is a simple piece of exercise equipment that can be found in most commercial gyms, community centers and local sporting good stores. It is also one of the most effective conditioing tools you will ever get your hands on.
My training partner Jordy and I run a group called the East Van Barbell Club. We train together several times a week and every Tuesday we finish the workout with some type of kettlebell conditioning. We almost always include a swing variation, squats, burpees and plank holds because they are all fairy easy to do and give you the most bang for your buck!
Here are a few of of our favorite finishers.
10 minute EMOM (every minute on the minute)
Complete 5 rounds: (taking minimal rest when needed)
Complete 10 rounds: (take minimal rest after each round)
Descending Ladder 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
- 10/10 single arm swings --> 10 push-ups
- 9/9 single arm swings --> 9 push-ups
- 8/8 single arm swings --> 8 push-ups
- continue all the way down to one rep of each movement
Descending Pull-Up Ladder 3, 2, 1: (complete the ladder 3 times)