7 Kettlebell Workouts That’ll Tone Your Whole Bod
A good HIIT workout is definitely efficient and cardio activities are our jam, but when the routine starts to get a little stale sometimes you gotta mix it up. Insert kettlebells: cast-iron weights complete with a handle made for swing and release movements. This hot piece of equipment is sure to give you an incredible full-body workout. So grab your kettlebell and fire up your computer; we’ve got killer kettlebell videos for every day of the week.
1. 20-minute Kettlebell Workout: The ladies over at POPSUGAR sure know how to make us sweat. Follow along with Anna Renderer as she guides you through each move. Bonus: A countdown clock in the upper right-hand corner shows the minutes ticking away to tighter abs. (via POPSUGAR Fitness)
2. 10-minute Kettlebell Workout for an Efficient Total Body Workout: A full-body workout in 10 minutes? C’mon, it takes longer to suck down your first cup of coffee. Amy leads this express workout (don’t worry, her channel offers a longer version too) that hits on moves for your abs, arms and legs. (via BodyFit by Amy)
3. Total Body Kettlebell Workout Routine: Do these six exercises for 20 reps each and you’re on your way to a stronger physique. Celebrity fitness trainer Ryan Shanahan takes you through each move, making this video perfect for the ladies picking up a kettlebell for the first time. (via Hot Gym-Girl)
4. 25-Minute Kettlebell Tabata Workout: In this intense tabata kettlebell workout, you’ll do four-minute circuits that consist of eight rounds filled with 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest. Amy’s spunky spirit makes her our new fave workout buddy. (via BodyFit by Amy)
5. Kettlebell Workout for Beginners: Interested in Kettlebells but find yourself thinking more “WTF” than “yeah, I got this!”? Cassey from Blogilates has you covered with her kettlebell workout for beginners. Plus you can substitute a dumbbell before making the investment in a kettlebell. (via Blogilates)
6. Bikini Kettlebell Workout: We know it’s only February. Bikinis are literally the furthest thing from our minds too. But that’s why we have the girls from Tone It Up to keep us in line. If Karena and Katrina’s toned abs don’t keep you motivated, the beautiful beach they’re working out on will. (via Tone It Up)
7. Eight Kettlebell Moves to Tone and Tighten: Fitness instructor Bethany Lyons takes you through eight kettlebell exercises to tone your whole bod in this quick three-minute video. Learn the moves here and add them into your next gym routine. (via Women’s Health)
Do you swear by your kettlebell? Tweet us your go-to kettlebell moves at @BritandCo!
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)