Tip: Do The One-Kettlebell Workout

Ramp up your conditioning with only one kettlebell and your bodyweight. Here's the workout.

This little workout covers all the basic human movements. It requires only one kettlebell and can be adjusted with reps, sets, and load to fit anyone. Don't let the simplicity fool you:

  • 15 Kettlebell Swings
  • 5 Goblet Squats
  • 3 Push-Ups (any variation)
Goblet Squat

Test it first by doing 5 rounds with no rest between each exercise. Work up to 20 rounds. Twenty rounds equals 300 swings, 100 squats, and 60 push-ups. That's a respectable workout.

To make it harder, first increase the number of push-ups. Then, add a bigger kettlebell. This is a great workout anywhere, any time, and for any reason.

Dan John is an elite-level strength and weightlifting coach. He is also an All-American discus thrower, holds the American record in the Weight Pentathlon, and has competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting and Highland Games. Follow Dan John on Facebook