Kettlebell Full Body Workout

///Kettlebell Full Body Workout

Kettlebell Full Body Workout

Get sweaty with my Kettlebell Full Body Workout!

I’d like to thank Mirum Shopper for sponsoring this post with a fabulous kettlebell full body workout.  As always, I only post about things I think you will enjoy hearing about and all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting posts like this that allow me to publish Running in a Skirt for free daily. 

Hi guys!

With warmer weather here, I’ve been taking my workouts outside!  I can’t get enough of being in nature this time of year, even if it means getting sweaty.  One thing I’ve been doing is this Kettlebell Full Body workout.  A kettlebell is an easy, portable fitness accessory to take with you if you want to add some weights to your workout, no matter where you are.  If you don’t have any, here’s a great set!

The kettlebell is so fabulous because most of the exercises you do with it are full body, meaning you get more bang for your buck!  It allows you to get in a great workout in less time.  It’s also a unique way to break out of your workout routine and keep your muscles engaged.

The one good thing about this workout is it’s sure to make you sweat… especially if you are doing it in 85 degree weather by Lake Murray in Columbia.  Here are the moves to get you started and some suggestions to keep that sweat at bay!

Kettlebell Full Body Workout

Kettlebell Full Body Workout at home details at Running in a Skirt / Running in a Skirt

20 Overhead Swings

Squat with the kettlebell between your legs.  Using your core, hips and quads swing the kettlebell overhead.

20 Plie Squats to Overhead Raises

Squat with your legs turned out until you reach 90 degrees, careful to not allow your toes to go over your knees.  Raise up and lift the kettlebell overhead.  Make this move even better by exploding into a jump out of the squat.

20 Front Lunges

Lunge forward, not allowing your knee to go past your ankle.  If possible lightly touch your back knee to the ground.  Repeat on each side 20 times.

10 Windmills

Start with your legs in a V and your arm up.  Your leading leg should be turned out.  Hinge your hip back and slide your arm down your leg focusing on the kettlebell above.   Do 10 on each side!

20 High Pulls

Start with your legs hip width apart and the kettlebell on the ground.  Bend your knees, grab the kettlebell and power up.  Repeat 20 times with each arm.

100 Crunches

End with some great ab work!  Do standard crunches, using the kettlebell as a weight.  Then do Russian Twists as shown below.  Do 50 standard crunches and 50 Russian Twists, breaking it up into two sets if you need to.

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Now if that workout doesn’t make you sweat, I don’t know what will!  And seriously doing this workout outside in Columbia was a full on sweat sesh for me.

I’m a firm believer that sweat can cleanse the soul.  Between yoga, running, hiking and workouts like this I try to get sweaty more days than not.  It makes me feel strong and fit.  I enjoy getting sweaty, but who wants to actually stink?  Check out this quiz from CVS… it will give you an ideal deodorant considering your lifestyle and sweaty habits.   It also generates a workout for you.  They are making the deodorant choice simple!

I got and use the clinical category of deodorant and my ideal workout is squats– woop! I’m a serious sweater when I workout so I always reach for Dove Cool Essentials Clinical Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant on days where I know I’m really going to be breaking a sweat.  It offers strong antiperspirant protection and contains moisturizers for smooth and soft underarms.  It provides prescription strength protection for up to 48 hours!

Dove Clinical Protection Antiperspirant

On calmer, non-workout days I adore Dove Invisible Clear Finish Dry Spray Antiperspirant because it stays off my clothes!  It has a great clean, floral fragrance and literally leaves no marks even on black!  In fact, it’s proven to leave no white marks on 100 different colors.

Dove Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant Deodorant Sheer Fresh 3.8 oz

If those aren’t right for you, there are so many other choices and categories of deodorant at CVS including….

  • Dry SpraysDegree® Men Cool Rush Dry Spray Antiperspirant, AXE Night Dry Spray Antiperspirant, Dove Invisible Clear Finish Dry Spray Antiperspirant
  • ClinicalDegree® 5 in 1, Dove Cool Essentials Clinical Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant
  • AntiperspirantDove Advanced Care Beauty Finish Antiperspirant Deodorant (provides softer underarms in just three days!), Degree® Women’s UltraClear Black + White Antiperspirant
  • DeodorantDove Men+Care Clean Comfort Deodorant Stick, AXE Phoenix Deodorant Stick, Degree® Men Arctic Edge Deodorant

The dry sprays are great if you are on the go, antiperspirant is perfect if you are sweaty, the deodorant is ideal if you are worried about odor and the clinical is fabulous if you are super, duper sweaty like me!

That’s a lot of choices, so make sure to do the quiz to figure out which one works for your needs!

Using Dove Cool Essentials Clinical Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant on workout days means I can feel great getting my fitness on… teaching my sweet nephew Owen about the joys of fitness at a young age!

He’s definitely going to be on team kettlebell when he grows up!

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This week you can save big on select Dove or Degree® deodorant products at CVS!  Using your care you can get buy 1, get one 50% off now until Saturday the 20th!

Thanks for making Running in a Skirt part of your day!  Come back tomorrow for a tour of my garden this year.

Your turn!

Do the quiz and let me know what workout and deodorant you got!


I’m linking this post about my Kettlebell Full Body Workout with Marvelous Monday,  Jill Conyers for Fitness Friday & Inspired to be Fit, Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday,  and Annmarie for Wild Workout Wednesday.

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:49-04:00 May 15th, 2017|Fitness, Workouts|69 Comments


  1. Jamie December 31, 2018 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Note to readers, twist crunches are agony the next day if you have not done them before! 🙂

  2. Tara November 20, 2017 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Hello, i need to get into kettle bell workouts and find the right weight for me.

  3. kimmythevegan June 4, 2017 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    I love me a good kettlebell workout! This one is great =) And your kettlebell is quite cute, I’m used to seeing the ugly, plain metal ones at the gym. I don’t have any at home, but have been considering getting one for some time.
    ps. I LOVE your workout pants!

  4. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets May 18, 2017 at 9:27 am - Reply

    My friend loves working out with kettlebells and tells me how versatile they are. I need to look into getting some – I have a couple but they are very lightweight! Great ideas!

  5. Laura May 18, 2017 at 9:16 am - Reply

    I love easy workouts like this that I can do with my kids around (while they imitate me lol)!

  6. Emily @ Pizza @ Pull-ups May 18, 2017 at 7:38 am - Reply

    That an awesome workout! I need to get a kettle bell for at home. I use them at the gym, but it’s such a nice, compact item for the at home gym

  7. Farrah May 18, 2017 at 3:10 am - Reply

    I love this! I’ve been wanting to do kettle bell work outs. I need to io my game so I burn more calories.

  8. Kimberly Hatting May 17, 2017 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    I need to give this a try! I have a kettlebell but seldom ever use it…

  9. Jessica May 17, 2017 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    I love kettle bell workouts! I always try to include windmills. They really get those obliques!

  10. Kim G May 17, 2017 at 8:28 am - Reply

    I don’t do it often, but I love working out with kettlebells! It’s nice to get away from traditional dumbbells every now and then!

  11. jill conyers May 16, 2017 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    I know people that love them but I just can’t get into kettlebells. I need to try again.

  12. Kristina @ Love & Zest May 16, 2017 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Kettlebells are such a great addition to a workout and I never underestimate the power of a good deodorant!

  13. Emily @Sinful Nutrition May 16, 2017 at 11:33 am - Reply

    I love full body workouts like this. Definitely giving this one a try this week!

  14. Mary May 16, 2017 at 10:50 am - Reply

    I love using kettlebells! The only draw back is the handle…sometimes I cant’ fit both hands depending on the size of the bell. It’s then awkward and uncomfortable. I love that you do windmills! Every time I do them, or see someone doing them, I have to ask how d they get that name! lol. Do you know?

  15. Mikki May 16, 2017 at 9:42 am - Reply

    We have a kettle ball sitting in our room. It’s my husbands but he doesn’t use it much. I have stubbed my toe on it a few times. LOL. This has inspired me to pick it up and use it!!

  16. Andrea Nine May 16, 2017 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Love to get my kettlebell on! Love your cute workout pants!

  17. Elena May 16, 2017 at 4:38 am - Reply

    I hate to workout, but these look so easy and if I include my nephew in the routine I think I will have more fun and enjoy a workout 🙂

  18. Farrah May 16, 2017 at 12:06 am - Reply

    I need to try out this workout after I finish up my current workout schedule!!

    Also, I love your capris! 😀 They’re so cute!

  19. Alisa @ Go Dairy Free May 15, 2017 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    That looks like a good workout! I’ve still never tried kettlebell work. Have to get on that.

  20. Taylor Kiser May 15, 2017 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Love that the weather is getting nicer now so that I can get outside and do some exercising! This looks like a great workout! Will be a nice change from the usual.

  21. This looks tough! Becky always manages to kick my butt with a kettlebell workout!

  22. Carmy May 15, 2017 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    I’m loving your tights!

  23. Alicia @Bridges Through Life May 15, 2017 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    Love this workout. I am glad I finally have a gym that has kettlebells in more than 2 weights. Will have to try this

  24. dixya May 15, 2017 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    i need to get into kettle bell workouts and find the right weight for me.

  25. Emily Kyle May 15, 2017 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    I am loving the step by step pictures you have here Julie! And I love that view even more! I would be outside all day if I had a view like that!

  26. Abbey Sharp May 15, 2017 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Awesome photos and work out! Will give some of those a try next time Im at the gym!

  27. This KB workout looks great! I lucked out a few years ago and found some kettlebells in a free yard sale pile outside someone’s house. Best find ever!

  28. Christina Bauer May 15, 2017 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    Jeez, I need a kettlebell! Looks like an excellent workout. Also, those tights are TOO COOL!

  29. Heather @ May 15, 2017 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    I don’t have a kettle bell but I could totally do this with a heavy weight! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Annmarie May 15, 2017 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Love me a KB workout – this one looks sweaty! 😉

  31. Tasting Page May 15, 2017 at 11:17 am - Reply

    It’s been a little while since I’ve used kettle bells, but you’ve just inspired me to pick them up again. Thanks for the exercises!

  32. Emily May 15, 2017 at 10:07 am - Reply

    I love kettlebell workouts; they are tough. However I’ve never mastered the windmill. I think I need to try a really light kettlebell or a light dumbbell to get the form down right. :))) Your form is so good Julie. 🙂

    • JulieWunder May 16, 2017 at 11:15 am - Reply

      Thanks Emily! It’s a tricky one! I think yoga helps.

  33. Blane Sherer May 15, 2017 at 9:45 am - Reply

    Nice shots of you doing the workout.
    Looks like a winning workout !

  34. [email protected] May 15, 2017 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Such a cute pic of you two. This is perfect. I was just getting putting some exercises around for my class this week. I will have to add these moves to it. Thanks. Your capris are so fun!

  35. Those are some of my favorite moves! Sweaty indeed. Love all your photos

  36. Dan Steadman May 15, 2017 at 8:15 am - Reply

    workout: Pick up sports (can see that…do like a good round of soccer outside)
    deo: Dove, Degree, or Axe (um no on that)

  37. Susie @ Suzlyfe May 15, 2017 at 6:59 am - Reply

    What a fantastic workout–truly full body!

  38. heather @Lunging Through Life May 15, 2017 at 6:49 am - Reply

    Awesome workout! I can’t wait to get back out there and do it 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Love your outfit too.

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