Build muscle at home with this whole body kettlebell workout

Working out from home is a real life-saver when you are strapped for time but still want to build muscle and keep fit

Man workouts with two kettlebells in either hand
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If you are still working from home you may have noticed how much time you spend sitting down in your day. So taking time to combat these long hours of being sedentary with exercise can be really beneficial for you both physically and mentally. 

If you lack the inspiration to fit in exercise after a long day at your desk, or even after a long commute, this 35-minute kettlebell workout will help you to work out your full body and it can be completed from home.

To jump into this workout you will need a best kettlebell or better yet an adjustable kettlebell so that you can work with a range of weights as you move through the whole body circuit. Kettlebells are a great addition to any home gym as they take up minimal space and are handy (quite literally as this type of weight features a handle) for when you want to work out and build muscle from home.

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The kettlebell workout was posted by a personal trainer specializing in at-home fitness known as DanielPT Fitness. His YouTube workouts last around 25-35 minutes and the channel features bodyweight workouts and weighted workouts to follow along with at home.

WATCH DANIEL PT’S 35-MINUTE KETTLEBELL WORKOUT 

As you progress through the workout DanielPT will take you through exercises that will work your shoulders, back, chest, biceps & triceps, and abs & core. You will perform six movements for each body part for 40 seconds with 20 seconds rest in-between. 

The video devotes time to a 50 seconds break midway through the routine - use this time to drink plenty of water and keep yourself well hydrated before continuing. 

DanielPT says in the video description that you can add to the intensity of the whole body workout by increasing your weights or by repeating the circuit two or three times in a row.

No matter your experience with kettlebell workouts your muscles will feel well worked out after this intense set and consuming protein (like the best protein powder for women) is important if you want to ensure your muscles are able to build and repair at the same time.

Sometimes muscles can take longer to repair and feel ready for action again and rest is essential. You don’t have to use weight in your workouts to see results. DanielPT also offers a collection of bodyweight HIIT workouts on his YouTube channel, which are just as easy to follow along. 

HIIT workouts are a great way to burn fat, lose weight and build muscle at home and can be completed with no equipment. Plus you won’t get bored with an endless bank of weighted and unweighted workouts shared across YouTube on the daily by various fitness fanatics.

Jessica Downey
Staff Writer

Jessica is Staff Writer at Fit&Well. Her career in journalism began in local news and she holds a Masters in journalism. Jessica has previously written for Runners World, penning news and features on fitness, sportswear and nutrition. 


When she isn't writing up news and features for Fit&Well covering topics ranging from muscle building, to yoga, to female health and so on, she will be outdoors somewhere, testing out the latest fitness equipment and accessories to help others find top products for their own fitness journeys. Her testing pairs up nicely with her love for running. She recently branched out to running 10Ks and is trying to improve her time before moving on to larger races. Jessica also enjoys building on her strength in the gym and is a believer in health and wellness beginning in the kitchen. She shares all of this on her running Instagram account @jessrunshere which she uses for accountability and for connecting with like-minded fitness lovers.