Last week I posted a video of a Kettlebell Complex, or series of exercise sets performed sequentially. Today is part 2 of our Kettlebell series, featuring a compound movement, or a series of individual movements performed sequentially. Compound movements can be incorporated with any exercise implement, such as dumbbells, medicine balls, barbells, or even with your own body weight. Compound movements are a excellent way to train multiple muscle groups and movement patterns in a short amount of time. So if you’re short on time, space, or equipment, compound movements are your ticket to a no-excuses full-body workout.
Just as I mentioned last week, if you don’t have a kettlebell, or don’t feel comfortable using one, you can substitute a dumbbell, which I demonstrate in the video. Once you understand the concept of complexes and compound movements, you can really begin to get creative in your home or gym, maximizing whatever equipment you have available!