Take the time to get this basic traditional kettlebell move right; you'll be glad you did. "It recruits all those muscles that have to do with posture: your stabilizer muscles, the glutes, the hamstrings, the whole entire backside of the body," Laura says. "More importantly, because it's such a dynamic movement, you're going to get the heart rate up, so you're going to get cardio work out of it. It's a phenomenal move for all-over fitness, cardio, strength training, and toning."
- Stand with your feet wider than hips-width apart, toes slightly pointing out. Lean slightly forward as you squat down; hold a kettlebell with both hands between your legs. Make sure your back is flat and your abs are engaged.
- As you inhale, press into your feet and explode up, straightening your legs and swinging the kettlebell in front so your hands are in line with your shoulders.
- Exhale, and with control come back to the starting position, allowing the kettlebell to swing back between your legs.
- This counts as one rep. Do 10 reps.