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Heavy Duty Hand to Hand Kettlebell Workouts

The two versions of this workout are a lot of fun, but should only be attempted if you're VERY comfortable with the 1 arm Swing.  They also should be performed outside or in a safe area, especially if you're trying 1 arm swings with a heavier kettlebell than usual.   Make sure to always keep your form, stop before things get sloppy.   You will need to use a strong hip hinge/snap to make this work - as well as NO twisting of the torso (if you find you have to REACH to switch hands with the kettlebell, you're probably twisting!)

We warmed up with joint mobility exercises, a few 2 hand kettlebell swings, and some deadlifts.

Moderate Kettlebell version:

5 rounds of:

  • 20 hand to hand kettlebell swings
  • 5 military presses per side
  • 8 1 leg deadlifts per side
  • kettlebell hot potato (count to 50)
  • 2-3 pump stretches

Heavier Kettlebell version (challenging if the right kettlebell is chosen, but be smart!)

5 rounds of:

  • 10 hand to hand kettlebell swings
  • 5 per side Mace swings*
  • 8 1 leg deadlifts per side
  • 20 2 hand kettlebell swings
  • 10 "slingshots" or "around the worlds" in each direction
  • 2-3 pump stretches

*no Mace in your collection?  You're missing out - BUT, feel free to substitute kettlebell halos at this part.

We followed up with some variations of other challenges related to double kettlebell swings, and a few beast swings.   Then completed the sessions with our favorite joint mobility exercises and a LOT of water.

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You were right!

I really like this work out. The suspense was worth it.

Hey, question for you. This mace thing... what are you using that for? Is that for shoulder mobility? Strength? Both? I'm curious.

-Janelle

 
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Maces....

Shoulder mobility, rotational strength, wrist strength, grip strength....  variety and fun:

youtu.be/r67sv8RFzvI

 
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Maces

How do you rate clubbells vs maces?

 
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I'm the wrong person to ask....

Unfortunately I've never trained with clubbells, so I can't really offer an opinion!! :(

 

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