Workout Routines

Today's Workout 73: The kettlebell-only circuit to fire up your morning

Squeeze this 30-minute, three-move workout into your routine to jumpstart your day—and burn a ton of calories.

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Duration 30-45
Exercises 3
Equipment Yes

It's easy to hit snooze a few times before rolling out of bed and dragging your feet into the office. But we've got a better idea: Instead of feeling sluggish during the first (and most important) few hours of the day, jumpstart your morning with this energizing, rapid-fire kettlebell circuit that you can easily do in your living room.

Grab a kettlebell, set aside 30 minutes in your early-morning routine, and take on a few rounds of this three-move workout that includes alternating kettlebell swings, one-arm kettlebell thrusters, and kettlebell Russian twists. You'll get a good sweat going, and wake up your muscles so that you can attack the rest of the day with some real energy.


You'll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you'll complete each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you've finished all exercises, rest for 60 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 4 to 6 rounds.

Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest period. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

For more kettlebell work:

Check out our favorite five kettlebell exercises for beginners, our 20-minute fat-burning kettlebell complex, and our eight kettlebell workouts to build total-body strength.

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Today's Workout 73 The kettlebell-only circuit to fire up your morning (do 4-6 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Kettlebell Swing You'll need: Kettlebells How to
Kettlebell Swing thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest
Alternate the swing with each arm, as shown in the video.

Exercise 2.

Single-Arm Kettlebell Thruster You'll need: Kettlebells How to
Man does single-arm kettlebell thruster exercise thumbnail
-- sets
10 (5 per side) reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Russian Twist You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
Russian Twist thumbnail
-- sets
20 reps
60 sec. rest
Perform this exercise holding a kettlebell, as shown in the video.