The Manhattan Beach Workout

In today’s blog article, you’ll find the ‘hat trick’ of kettlebell workouts.

I hope you have enjoyed the kettlebell workouts over the last few days.

They have definitely given me ideas on fun ways to refresh my workouts. 

Enjoy and let me know how it goes!

Rick Kaselj

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Hey! It’s Mike Whitfield with Kettlebell Finishers, and we are back again with another awesome finisher with my man, Chris Lopez. This time, Chris is going to do the work and I will attempt to coach him through it.

CLICK HERE to watch the YouTube video.

This is called the Manhattan Beach Finisher. Just like Chris talked about in the other videos, you want to have a root position, with your abs braced. Let’s go and get into position!

#1 – Snatch

How to do Snatch Exercise

Snatch

We’re going to start off with a snatch, using the 2010 method. Snatch for 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds. Start in an upright standing position with your legs wider than shoulder-width apart. Hold the kettlebell handle in one hand. Hinge from your hips to bend your upper body forward as you swing the kettlebell through your legs. Thrust your hips forward as you swing the kettlebell forward and up over your head. At the top position, the kettlebell handle will flip in your hand so that the ball of the kettlebell rests on your forearm. Lower your arm to the starting position and repeat the movement. The Snatch is a great basic kettlebell exercise.

#2 – Goblet Squat

How to do Goblet Squat Exercise

Goblet Squat

Perform 20 seconds of the Goblet Squat, then rest for 10 seconds. Begin in an upright standing position with your feet shoulder-width apart. Hold the kettlebell with both hands at chest height. Bend your knees and hinge from your hips to lower your seat into a squat position. Try to squat as deeply as possible and keep the kettlebell locked in a position close to your chest. Keep your elbows glued to your sides. Raise back up to a standing position and repeat the movement.

#3 – Halo

How to do Halo Exercise

Halo

This is going to shred your abs. This is a unique exercise, but again, it’s going to really force your core to work hard. This is very basic but very awesome. Again, we’re going to do the exercise for 20 seconds and then rest for 10 seconds. Begin in an upright standing position, holding the kettlebell in front of your body at chest height. Engage your core and lift the kettlebell overhead, slowly rotating the kettlebell around your head in a circular motion. Lower the kettlebell to the starting position and repeat the movement, rotating in the opposite direction. Return to the starting position and repeat the movement.

#4 – Clean and Press

How to do Clean and Press Exercise

Clean and Press

Now move onto the clean and press, using the same method of 20 seconds of exercise and 10 seconds of rest. Focus on maintaining good hard abs and proper breathing. Again, 20 seconds on and 10 seconds rest. Start in an upright standing position with your legs wider than shoulder-width apart. Hold the kettlebell handle in one hand. Hinge from your hips to bend your upper body forward as you swing the kettlebell through your legs. Thrust your hips forward as you swing the kettlebell forward and bend your arm to bring the kettlebell to shoulder height. Pause briefly, then push the kettlebell overhead. Reverse the exercise to return to the starting position and repeat the movement.

#5 – Swing

How to do Swing Exercise

Swing

Make sure your feet are grounded doing the hitch and hinge. Start in an upright standing position with your legs wider than shoulder-width apart. Hold the kettlebell handle in both hands. Hinge from your hips to bend your upper body forward as you swing the kettlebell through your legs. Thrust your hips forward as you swing the kettlebell forward up to chest height. Repeat the movement. Again, do the exercise for 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off.

The kettlebell is a versatile piece of equipment that is excellent for improving core strength. Be sure to give these exercises a try and let us know what you think. We’re confident that you’ll want to incorporate them into your next workout.