Minimalist Kettlebell Workout:
1 Kettlebell, 2 Exercises!

Want a simple, no nonsense, minimalist kettlebell workout that you can do anywhere with just a single kettlebell?

Many of us think that kettlebell workouts have to be long in order to be productive.

They don’t.

The key to success and results is quality… not quantity.

So, here’s a quick, minimalist kettlebell workout you can do today that will have you in and out of the “gym” – your basement, garage, office, living room, backyard now that the weather’s nice – in less than 30 minutes…

Minimalist Kettlebell Workout

You’ll need a single medium-heavy kettlebell – 24kg for men, 12-16kg for women.

Simply alternate between the following exercises…

A1. Clean & Push Press

A2. Front Squat or Goblet Squat

  • Set your timer for 25 minutes
  • Do as many sets of 5 as you can with great technique
  • Rest as necessary


And strength-based.

This workout alone tackles 4 out of the 5 human movement patterns!

You’ll work almost every muscle in your body.

Use a “push press” instead of a regular “press” because you can go heavier with a Push Press and it’s more explosive.

And even though this is strength-based you’ll still get your heart rate up, so you’ll definitely be burning calories too.

Your kettlebell workouts don’t have to be long or complicated.

Keep them simple for best results.


About the author: Chris Lopez is an SFGII Kettlebell Instructor, strength coach, father & husband originally from Toronto, CANADA. He has been featured in numerous publications like Men’s Health, Men’s Journal and The Globe & Mail Newspaper. When not writing for this site, you can find Chris in an espresso shop, listening to 90s hip hop or lifting his kettlebells on the beach. Chris now lives in Costa Rica in an off-grid shipping container home with his wife and their 5 kids.