Lately, quite a few of my kettlebell students, as well as subscribers to my Daily Workout, have asked the above question.
There is no universal answer but let me share with you a few thoughts on the subject.
I train 5-6 days a week myself. I built up to that many sessions over time. I didn’t do it from “Day 1″ with kettlebells. I eased into my current schedule naturally. It kinda “just happened.” My goals have changed since I first started out as well, and my current work out regimen is consistent with my goals. Your regimen should also reflect your goals. For example, if you wanted to get leaner than kettlebell swings would get strong consideration, along with some squats.
I compete in the Tactical Strength Challenge every six months. The events are the dead lift, Tactical Pull Up and the RKC (kettlebell) snatch test. I train specifically for this event. Other than the above, I do front squats with a barbell, Pavelizer ab work, Turkish Get ups, Kettlebell swings, barbell bench press and the kettlebell clean and press. Why? Because these exercises will give me some bang for my buck.
What are you trying to accomplish? Please share your typical workout and how often you hit it. Tell us that and why you do it in the “comments” area. I can’t wait to hear from you.
Train with purpose,
Sandy Sommer RKC