Double the Fun Kettlebell Workouts

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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My favorite kind of workouts are ones that are quick and dirty, which means they’re high-intensity and efficient. I make the most of my time and finish the workout feeling like I really challenged myself. When I’m short on time, these types of workouts are definitely my go-to for a heart-pumping, full-body sweat session.

That said, here are TWO high-intensity (and FUN!) kettlebell workouts (one of which incorporates running) that can be done in under 25 minutes or less. And, if you have more time, you can totally tackle them both in 45 minutes. Either way, you’ll get an awesome full-body workout in a short amount of time. Enjoy!



Set a timer for 25 minutes and then complete as many rounds as possible of the following exercises:

  • 30 Kettlebell Swings (I did American style, but Russian works too)
  • 20 Single-Arm Kettlebell Rows (10 each arm)
  • 400 Meter Run

OUTFIT DETAILSMara Hoffman Floral Print Crop Top (blue multi; $29.99)

Crop tops are so fun for summer and super sweaty workouts. This one from Mara Hoffman is supportive in all the right places and stays put, but keeps me cool during my workouts at the same time. It’s perfect for running!



Set a timer for 20 minutes and then complete as many rounds as possible of the following exercises:

  • 20 Kettlebell Swings
  • 20 Push-Ups (not single-arm, unless you want to try – my photographer and I were just having some fun!)
  • 40 Walking Lunges (total – 20 each leg)

OUTFIT DETAILS: Body Language Sportswear Muscle Twist Top (heather grey/black; $35)

How fun is this tank top!? I’m obsessed with the muscle tank style, which is why I selected it for myself, and, of course, I absolutely love the open, twisted back. It definitely keeps you cool while providing some lightweight coverage. I actually think this tank would transition well between my workouts and everyday life. Gym to happy hour? Yes, please!


Happy sweating, friends!



  1. I am super new to kettle bells but I tried the swings for the first time a couple weeks ago with a trainer and I’m in love! It’s so easy to get a full body workout with just a few moves! Printing this one out to bring with me to the gym (so I don’t look *too* goofy not totally sure what I’m doing).

  2. I got an adjustable kettlebell in my garage gym and do workouts with it I can easily adjust the weight accordingly and it’s really helpful equipment to build your muscles.

  3. Re: the last photo, your arm should be right up against your side when the KB is in the rack position. Such a common thing I see as a KB Instructor but the second you switch it you’ll feel wayyy more solid and “dialed in” in the rack. Especially when pressing overhead! It also conveniently will give you a core workout since you’re squeezing to keep it against your body. I am definitely going to try one of these this week, hopefully outside if it everrrr gets warm

  4. Great post! I love kettlebells. So many exercises you can do with them and it can burn more fat than rowing and swimming. Amazing!

  5. Hello! I just wanted to say that I love your post. I am a new blogger looking to learn from other bloggers and your content an pictures are great! I am a firm believer in working smarter not harder when it comes to fitness and your full body kettle bell workouts are awesome. So simple but yet so effective I can’t wait to try them! Thanks, Shannon

  6. I had some of the same nagging hip pain as you did. I got dry needles for several weeks and it went away, now that the weather is warmer and running is in the books outside my hip is FLAMING mad! Wondering if you have some suggestions on hip stretches that you’ve felt relief with. I know some of us could probably benefit from your opinion.

  7. I want to buy some kettlebells in order to get in some home workouts while being on maternity leave. What weights do you recommend? I’d be willing to buy two diff sizes (heavy and light)

    1. It really depends on your fitness level and goals. I typically use 25, 35 or 44 pounds in a workout to give you an idea what works for me. I think one light and one heavy kettlebell is perfect for getting started! 🙂

  8. Great workout. I felt so much stronger after started on kettle bells routine. Tim Ferris have a great tips on how to do it as well. Thanks for sharing

  9. This is fantastic! Just did the 20 minute workout today even though it was my “rest day”. I couldn’t resist. No one-armed push ups for me though! Maybe one day.

  10. May IS National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and I’m actually making an effort to be more active and try new ways to work out. I’m a bit of a noob with kettlebells, so would you recommend these exercises for a beginner?

  11. Hey, this looks like really fun and great workout! I’ll make sure to show it to my wife, as I’m more into heavy gym myself but I ought to try this one too, just for the sake of having fun 😛

  12. In love with these cute bells. I use it more on my legs day for doing sumo squats and also for working on my sides. Using it in my routine workout feels fantastic. Nice portrayal of workout.

  13. Hi! I simply needed to state that I adore your post. I am another blogger hoping to gain from different bloggers and your substance a photos are awesome! I am a firm adherent to working more efficiently with regards to wellness and your full body pot chime exercises are wonderful. So basic however yet so viable I can hardly wait to attempt them! Much obliged,

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