“What’s the *BEST* Kettlebell Workout Program For _____ ?”

This is probably a question you’ve asked a few times…

Am I right?

I know I have. 

More than a few.

I used to look for the “one” program that does it all.

Problem was, “does it all” was a very long list!

And the truth of that reality is that our desires change based upon the season in life we’re in.

For example:

When you’re younger, you may just want to be HYYOOGEE! 

When you’re a new/young Dad, with younger kiddos, you’d be happy just to get some kind of workout in consistently.

And for some guys over 40, 50, even 60, they’d like to find workouts that help them feel younger with more energy again.

That being said, let’s dig a little deeper.

The *BEST* workout program at any given time is the one that:

[1]  Meets your immediate goals, without sabotaging your future.

For example, a 40-something father of 3, who’s a school administrator, is probably not going to survive the Smolov Squat Routine. 

And if he does attempt it, chances are probably pretty good that he’ll spend some point in the future paying for all the squats he tried to do.

[2]  Meets your equipment goals.

This one stands to reason: If you don’t have the equipment, or access to the equipment, or ability to buy more equipment, then the program isn’t going to work.

However, remember, that’s one of the beauties of kettlebell training: The WTH Effect. 

You get better at other strength and endurance events without practicing them.

[3]  Does not hurt you now.

Similar to #1, if your goal is a half-bodyweight single KB Military Press, you shouldn’t run a “press intensive” program if your shoulder hurts when you Press. 

That’s a fast track to surgery.

[4]  Meets your time requirements and fits your schedule.

When I was in college, I worked out 4-5 days a week, for 2 hours a day or more.

No way that would work now.

I’m a husband, father, and business owner. I have responsibilities.

I’m sure you do too.

So, don’t set yourself up for failure by picking a program that requires time you don’t have.

[5]  “Kills 2 birds with 1 stone.”

In other words, unlike the olden days where we’d lift weights, then do our cardio, you can do both simultaneously.

Again, a properly programmed KB plan fits this bill.

Speaking of, here are some that can help you out, depending on your situation:

[1]  Need something advanced, but ultra-abbreviated 15-20 3x a week

[2]  Need tough workouts, with lots of variety, to burn off stress, 10-25 minutes, 3x week

[3]  Need a challenging “all-in-one” workout, 20-30 minutes, 3x week

[4]  Want a challenging program that combines KBs and bodyweight, 20-30 minutes, 3x week

[5]  Love working out 5-6 days a week for stress relief, but need shorter workouts

Stay Strong,


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