home workouts: barefeet, kettlebells and loving it!

I love going to the gym but sometimes I just do not feel like being around people and I decide to work at home.  I do not have a lot of equipment-- just the necessities and one of my favorites is the kettlebell.  You will notice that I have no shoes in these photos and is just because I love to walk around the house barefooted.  It is the island girl in me.  Anyhow, one of the my favorite kettlebell workout is shoulder workouts that require only one kettlebell-- because that is all I have at the time. :-)   This is my favorite routine because not only does it targets the shoulders but also other muscle groups. 

 1-arm kbell swing

Targets: Shoulders, back, hips, glutes, legs.  Do 12-15 reps.  For more advanced people, add more sets.

bend-over row

Targets: shoulders, back, triceps.  Do 2-3 set of 10-12 reps.

goblet squat

Targets: legs, glutes, back.  Do 2-3 set of 10-12 reps.

overhead squats

Targets: Shoulders, arms, back, hips, glutes, legs.  Do 2-3 set of 10-12 reps.

kettlebell swing

Targets: Shoulders, back, hips, glutes, legs. Do 12-15 reps. For more advanced people, add more sets.  Watch your back when swinging the kettlebell; you swing as you thrust from the hip.
I really like this workout because it allows me maximum effort in a shorter period of time... plus I can do it at home.  Kettlebells can be cumbersome at first but once you get used to handling them, they will become your new favorite workout tool. 
Do you have or like kettlebells?  Any favorite exercise?


  1. You are serious about your kettle bells. Who was photographing you during your workout? I have tried them and they are serious business! #wowlinkup

    1. Haha! I know, right? I actually used a trick a friend showed me. I recorded the workout with my iPhone video and then later took screen shots of the images I liked. Which counts for the poor angle of some of the photos.