17 Kettlebell and Bodyweight Exercises for Martial Artists

By Corey Beasley 

In this video Greg explores some ideas for applying multi-plane movement for combat-specific conditioning.

Many traditional lifts are static and move straight forward or straight back. Adding more dynamic bodyweight movements and placing demands in multiple planes of motion forces our body to adapt in new ways. These new challenges help prepare an athlete for new positions and situations that they may encounter in the ring or on the mat.

That being said, conventional lifts have their place and are incredibly beneficial too. Master the basics before moving on to more complex lifts.

Bottom Line:  Understand what you are doing, why and if its appropriate for your ability and needs, before proceeding.

17 Kettlebell and Bodyweight Exercises to Add to Your Arsenal

1. Traditional 2-Hand Kettlebell Swing vs The Slingshot

Uppercut Flip

Double Clean and Jerk vs Rotational Split Clean and Press

Split Palm Clean and Press

Snatch vs Split Snatch

Double Military Press vs Double Split SOTS Press

Double Front Squat vs 360 Squat Shin Roll

Turkish Get Up vs Systema Get Up

Muscle Up vs Rotational Muscle Up

BONUS:Rotational Ice Cream Makers

Our bodies are designed to move in a variety of different ways.  Training intelligently through these progressions and exploring new patterns can help us get stronger and more resilient.  Hopefully this video exposed some new exercises that you can start to implement with your workouts.

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