2. Around the Legs--> Place feet hip width apart. Bend knees and push your butt backwards passing the kettlebell clockwise around your legs 20 times and then reversing to do the other way. [Make sure you keep your feet flat on the ground and you don't move your body and knees while passing the kettlebell-- this is made easier with a tight core!]
3. Super 8--> Stand two shoulder widths apart with toes pointed slightly outward. With your feet flat on the ground, bend your knees and push your butt back bringing the ball through your legs and then around one to the other in an "8" shape. Do 20 times before reversing for the other side. [Make sure to keep your core tight so you don't stress out your back]
4. Lunges--> You can do this one with walking lunges or stationery. I prefer stationery. Here's what you do: In lunge position with your back knee as close to the ground as possible and squeezing your inner legs, pass the kettlebell underneath your front leg in a circular motion 15-20 times. Switch legs and repeat the same process. [Make sure you keep your legs in a good lunge position by keeping that back knee bent-- if you can't hold it then do less!]
5. Side lunges and 'Pull-up'--> Step a couple shoulder widths apart to the right and bend your knees pushing your butt back and bringing the kettlbell to the ground (don't rest it though- that's being lazy and make sure to keep your shoulders behind your ears and back straight). Next, stand up slowly, sliding your left leg into your right. Simultaneously, bring the kettlbell up to your chin with your elbows bent to your ears, but making sure your shoulders are not lifted! Step to the left and squat down to the ground for a total of 30 times.
These are some of my favorites and the ones I did today. Of course there are many others and most people favor the kettlebell swings, but I prefer not to do those too much because they can really put your back out of whack. So next time you are at the gym grab a kettlebell and make a workout out of it! You'll only need one piece of equipment to do hundreds of exercises and work major muscles too.