Step by Step Instructions for Kettlebell Around The World
Next in our series on the proper execution of a kettlebell exercise is the Kettlebell Around The World routine. Muscle groups affected by this exercise are the lower back, middle back, forearms, obliques, gluteus maximus and hamstrings. This exercise should be done only by those at the advanced level, and you should always remember to stretch and warm up before beginning your kettlebell exercise routine.
Target Muscle Groups
Kettlebell Around The World Exercise Steps
This advanced exercise requires you to really focus on your form. It may be a good idea to start with a kettlebell of a lighter weight, as this will allow you a better level of control and form. Also, make sure that there is plenty of space all around you before you start.
- With your feet set shoulder-width apart, grab your kettlebell by both horns. Tuck in your chin, move your shoulders back, and ensure that you are as tall and straight as possible.
- Hold the kettlebell at navel and groin level before turning your body in a complete circle, using your feet to rotate.
- Once you have performed three complete rotations in a single direction, stop. Plant your feet hard when you stop, making sure you heels are flat and your knees are bent. Control that movement and don’t overdo it.
- Repeat the same techniques, only this time performing three full rotations in the other direction. Continue for two minutes and then take a break.
Avoid Injury by Working With a Coach
You should consider working with a fitness professional when implementing a kettlebell exercise program, especially if you're relatively new to using kettlebells. This will help ensure proper form and procedure and will help you avoid injury. If you would like some assistance in locating a personal trainer or fitness coach near you, call us. We can help.
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