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.
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
Use double kettlebells for this one, and do as many reps as you can in 15 minutes!
Kettlebell Workouts #3
Run 1 mile
*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