Full-Body Warm-up For Kettlebell Workouts With A Focus On The Hips

This is a full-body warm-up for a kettlebell workout with a focus on the hips. The warm-up is as follows.


Squat into alternating thoracic rotation and arms overhead
1 minute

Alternating hip circles into alternating Frankenstein kicks
1 minute

3 rounds


All joints are worked with this warm-up but especially the hips. The video explains the warmup and also has a follow-along warm-up so you can turn the video on and just follow along.

The squat works on the ankles, knees, and hips. The thoracic rotation works on the spine, which is something often overlooked in a warm-up. The arms overhead work the shoulders. The hips circles and kicks work the hips.

This particular warm-up was programmed for a kettlebell workout with cleans, jerks, and snatches. So, lots of legs, hips, and overhead work. A great option to program after this bodyweight work would be some light sets of cleans, jerks, and snatches.


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