Weekend Challenge: Burpees vs Kettlebells

I’m hoping we are now a) familiar with the Kettlebell Swing and b) madly in love with and appreciative of the Burpee! …yah?! Shall I continue?!

Do check out my posts on how to execute these two exercises –ย 

I like to move it – Kettlebell Swing

I like to move it – Burpeesย 

What better way to check the above than to put the two together in the form of a challenge workout?! …here it is!

burpee and kettlebell weekend challenge workout

Here are a few tips and considerations:

# time how long it takes you to complete the challenge. Record the time and then repeat the challenge every two weeks to see if you can improve your time!

# do not forget your form and technique! It is very important to reduce the risk of injury. It is especially important when you start to tire and are highly likely to lose form.

# if full burpees are too much for you right now, you can step them rather than squat thrust at the bottom. As you improve, maybe squat thrust out to plank and then step in, progressing to the full burpee.

# if you need to increase the challenge, when you get to the end, take one minute recovery and complete the challenge in reverse!

# keep a note of the time it takes you to complete the challenge so you can test yourself again each month and see if you’ve made any improvements ๐Ÿ˜‰

Go on…give it a go this weekend! Let me know how you get on!ย 

Elle ๐Ÿ™‚ x

P.S Safety always comes first. If you are new to exercise ensure you seek advice from your GP. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids, wear appropriate clothing and carry out drills in a suitable space. Technique is paramount, and nothing should hurt. Should you experience pain, discomfort, nausea, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath etc, STOP and consult your GP.ย 



  1. Chi-Chi
    August 23, 2013 / 11:19

    this looks like an interesting workout….may incorporate into your next NTC class? :ยฌ)

    • Elle Linton
      August 23, 2013 / 16:37

      great suggestion! …Victoria Park tomorrow am may love / hate me for this! …Did it with the Regents Park crew a couple weeks ago and they killed it! *no pressure* ๐Ÿ˜‰ see you tomorrow?! x

  2. Matilda Iglesias
    August 23, 2013 / 22:06

    This sounds very similar to a workout that Cassey at Blogilates posted. Hers was a burpee/kettlebel pyramid. 1b/1k2b/2kthen work your way up to 15, then come back down to 1. Takes approx 40 mins to do, now let me tell you it's a workout!

    • Elle Linton
      August 25, 2013 / 08:47

      Sounds cool ๐Ÿ™‚ this one only takes less than 10 minutes! My class smashed it yday outdoors (with squats)!! But I'm really loving the results that working wi kettlebells produces! Must get myself to more classes!

  3. Monika
    October 16, 2015 / 07:19

    Yes yes, that's exactly what I wanted to do, good to see it's a 'real' workout! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Elle Linton
      October 18, 2015 / 16:53

      Thanks for stopping by Monika! Glad you enjoyed the challenge! Elle ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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