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11 Kettlebell Core Exercises

The kettlebell is well known as a tool for building strength and power. You've probably used it to do exercises like squats, lunges, deadlifts, cleans, snatches, and swings, with the goal of training your lower body, back, and shoulders. But something you may not consider is that a lot of kettlebell moves also make great […]

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Why You Should Try the Kettlebell Windmill Exercise, According to Blake Lively’s Trainer

A “big bang for your buck” exercise. That’s how celebrity trainer Don Saladino describes the kettlebell windmill. The owner of NYC-based Drive495 gym—whose clients have included Blake Lively, Emily Blunt, Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Sebastian Stan, among others—posted an Instagram video on Monday of him demoing the move that offers no less than seven—yes, […]

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Take Your Kettlebell Squats to the Next Level With This Small Tweak From Blake Lively’s Trainer

Squats are hard. Weighted squats are harder. And weighted squats with a kettlebell in the rack position—which means resting the weight in front of your body at shoulder-level versus holding it down at your side—can be an even greater challenge. This was the subject of an Instagram video posted on Tuesday by Don Saladino, celebrity […]

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What Exactly Is a Kettlebell Specialist?

Kettlebells and dumbbells—both strength training tools that line the floors, racks, and weight rooms in many gyms—are essentially the same thing, right? Not exactly, Lacee Lazoff, NYC-based certified personal trainer, tells SELF. “People try to replicate certain movements with kettlebells that they do with dumbbells and it doesn’t work that way,” says Lazoff, who is […]