Kettlebell Exercises to Kick Butt #8: Kettlebell High Pull

This is a rockin' exercise to do if you want to work out your legs and glutes in tandem with your arms and shoulders. It's a great upper and lower body exercise that deserves its place in your full-body circuit routine. The squat portion of the exercise focuses on your legs, but your glutes are hit as they keep your body stable during the lift. Your arms and shoulders do the work of lifting the kettlebell over your head, and your core is engaged to keep your balance. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Source:[/caption]

Kettlebell High Pull

Stand with your legs straight, feet spread just beyond shoulder width apart, back straight, head up, arms by your side. Place a kettlebell between your legs, and grip it with your right hand. Drop into a squat, driving your heels into the floor and thrusting your hips back as you lower your thighs parallel to the floor. As you are squatting, pull the kettlebell upwards, raising it until the kettlebell is at chin height. Lower the weight as you come up from the squat, and place the kettlebell on the floor. Switch hands and repeat. Reps as desired  
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