Kettlebell Renegade Row

Advanced Level of Difficulty

The kettlebell renegade row is an upper body strength exercise that targets the back, shoulders and core.


Picture of Back (middle)

Back (middle)

Middle back muscles are very important as they help to support and strengthen the core muscles at the front of your body.

Picture of Obliques


Many people put a lot of focus on working their abs but forget their surrounding neighbors; the oblique muscles. Obliques serve as stabilizers, and are used in almost every physical activity. Exercising your obliques should be a very important part of your workout program.

Equipment Used

Picture of Kettlebell


The kettlebell is a cast-iron weight (resembling a cannonball with a handle) used to perform ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training. Sizes may range from 4 pounds (1.8 kg) to 175 pounds (79 kg).

Exercise Instructions

kettlebell renegade row - step 1

Step 1

Start in a modified push-up position while gripping a kettlebell in each hand and placing your feet double shoulder width apart.

kettlebell renegade row - step 2

Step 2

Brace yourself, keeping your back flat and your core engaged as you pull the kettlebell up towards the bottom of your ribcage.

kettlebell renegade row - step 3

Step 3

Lower the kettlebell back down to the floor with full control and repeat on the other side.