Have you changed your exercise routine since the pandemic? We’ve acquired just a few more, small pieces of home equipment and I’ve been working out in the office, the living room, or outdoors. (I’m teaching yoga from the office, too.)

The silver lining? It is so freeing to exercise my entire body with a couple items that I can literally carry in two hands. And I don’t have to go anywhere to do it.

A great leg workout

What about legs? We need to challenge those big muscles enough to keep them strong. I used to use leg machines and smith machines in the gym. A short while ago I incorporated some kettlebell exercises to train my legs for power—which is the first aspect of our muscles that declines with age.

Since social distancing I’ve been using kettlebells even more frequently in my home routine. I’m not trained in kettlebells, but I want to do them right to avoid injury from incorrect movement.

Check out our workout video and try it out!

Enter Carlos Hernandez, a friend and a trainer with multiple kettlebell certifications. He’s also a powerlifter, and an incredibly nice guy. We got together on Zoom where he critiqued my form. While we were at it, we made a thirty-minute, intro to kettlebell workout video. We focused on one of the most fundamental and popular kettlebell movements: the two-hand swing.

If you’ve started using kettlebells, or if you’re interested in getting started in the right way, this video is for you. Even if you don’t have a kettlebell, you might get a workout just doing the moves. Come on over and and exercise with us!

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