Top 5 Kettlebell Workouts for Krav Maga

Here at the Krav Maga Bristol Titans we understand that to be a fully functional fighter you will also need a base level of strength, stamina and endurance. The kettlebell is a fantastic training tool that we can use for developing our strength, our core, our cardio and our overall ability to move.

Fighters from all sorts of backgrounds can benefit from using the kettlebell, whether you are a student of MMA, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, BJJ, Grappling, Karate, Judo or any other Martial Art, everyone can use the kettlebell to develop brute strength, cardio and explosive power.

As fighters you want to spend most of your time in the classroom, you need to spend time honing your art, training, drilling and sparring. So we don’t have the luxury of having 8 hours a week to lift weights but yet we know that we need a good solid base of strength which can be achieved well from 2 or 3 short but intense full body kettlebell sessions each week.

Bristol Titans Kettlebell Workout

Bristol Titans Kettlebell Workout

We recommend women start with a 12kg kettlebell and men go for a 24kg.

Here are some of the Krav Maga workouts using Kettlebells that we recommend students use at home.

Kettlebell Workouts # 1

60 seconds shadow striking

30 seconds swings

60 seconds shadowstriking

30 seconds Around the Worlds

Repeat for x5 rounds, no rest.


Kettlebell Workouts # 2

AMRAP (as many rounds as possible)

3 front squats

2 cleans

1 press

Use double kettlebells for this one, and do as many reps as you can in 15 minutes!


Kettlebell Workouts #3 

100 swings

Run 1 mile

100 swings

*Bonus – every time you have to put the kettlebell down, do x10 pressups before resting


Kettlebell Workouts # 4

AMRAP of Clean and Press

16 minutes. Record your result and next time, beat it!


Kettlebell Workouts # 5 

Round 1: 5 minutes shadowstriking

Round 2: 5 minutes Clean and Press

Round 3: 5 minutes ground and pound

Round 4: 5 minutes Turkish Get Ups

Round 5: 5 minutes Farmers Carry

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