What is a Kettlebell Halo?
The Kettlebell Halo is a fantastic shoulder movement for strength, mobility, and flexibility. It’s an excellent warm-up exercise that will allow you to prepare, protect, and strength your shoulders for kettlebell work.
The Kettlebell Halo is an upper body exercise with an emphasis on the following muscle groups:
How to Do a Kettlebell Halo (Instructions):
Trainer Tips for the Kettlebell Halo:
Progression (make harder)
- Slow down the movement.
- Be careful using heavier weights here. It’s better to start with more repetitions with a lighter weight than to scale up in weight.
- At the bottom of the movement, do a bicep curl with the kettlebell.
Regression (make easier)
- Use a lighter weight.
- Lower your repetition count.
Application & Tips:
- Focus on your breathing. You should inhale and exhale with each halo repetition.
- Halos are a great warm-up exercise. Complete 3-5 of them in both directions as a part of your warm-up.
- Create a Kettlebell Complex with them. Do a Goblet Squat, Halo, Goblet Squat + Bicep Curl, rest until you catch your breath, and repeat for an allotment of time (5-30 minutes).