Make the most of gym time with exercises that mimic functional movements. Start a kettlebell workout regimen with the basic kettlebell swing, which engages five major muscles.

Work Several Muscles at Once with Kettlebell Swings

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Kettlebells can be intimidating, but this easy move is perfect for newbies and experts alike. Grab the handle with palms facedown. Lower the body towards the ground, keeping the arms in front of the body. Use the hips to explode forward to a standing position again, making sure the glutes and core are engaged.

Do it Today: At the gym, do two-handed kettlebell swings to work the shoulders, back, hips, glutes, and legs in one smooth swing.

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