5 Crossfit Kettlebell Workouts To Build Muscle

There’s a lot of confusion if Crossfit can build muscle, I’m insanely confused at that. Yes, if you are going to step on the bodybuilding stage you absolutely need to focus on specific angles and exercises but what is ultimately missed is the concept of overall muscle growth.

Using crossfit for bodybuilding can enhance your physique faster than traditional bodybuilding since you’re training more consistently. Frequency of training is a fantastic signal for muscle growth that most people miss and this is why there's something called functional bodybuilding. These crossfit kettlebell workouts build muscle since they increase your metabolic rate (more fat loss) and work multiple muscle groups at the same time.

Bell Bastard (specifically a great crossfit workout for leg muscle)

Three AMRAPs in 42 minutes
AMRAP from 0:00-6:00:
3 Kettlebell High Swings (16/12 kg) (right)
3 Squat Frontal Raise (16/12 kg)
3 Kettlebell High Swings (16/12 kg) (left)
Then, AMRAP from 6:00-36:00:
1-2-3-4 reps of:
Double Kettlebell Hang Cleans (2 x 16/12 kg)
Front Squats
Full Snatches
(Broken set penalty: 10 Crush-Grip Push-Ups)
Then, AMRAP from 36:00-42:00:


Might want to sip on some Physique Formula BCAAS during this one

Workout # 2 Sneaky Anna

AMRAP in 20 minutes
4 Double Kettlebell Half Snatches (2x16/12 kg)
4 Burpees (Here's our favorite burpee workouts for cardio)
4 Double Kettlebell Deadlifts (2x16/12 kg) (between the feet)

“Secret Service Snatch Test”

Not only is the snatch a great kettlebell exercise to build shoulder and upper trap muscle but when done as an AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) it also can increase your metabolic fat loss and heart rate

AMRAP in 10 minutes
Kettlebell Power Snatches (24/16 kg)

If you want to improve your cardio then you do some of our air and assault bike workouts for fat loss.

Crossfit Kettlebell Muscle Building Workout #4

If you want forearm and trap muscle growth, use “Don’t Drop The Kettlebells”

AMRAP in 20 minutes
10 Dual Kettlebell Deadlifts (2x53/44 lb)
40 meter Dual Kettlebell Farmer's Carry (2x53/44 lb)
10 Dual Kettlebell Thrusters (2x53/44 lb)
40 meter Dual Kettlebell Farmer's Carry (2x53/44 lb)

Sangre 1.4.

This is one of those workouts that destroys you. It build up with time and starts you off in a deficit by making you perform AMRAP burpees (here's the best crossfit burpee workouts )

Four AMRAPs in 36 minutes
AMRAP in 4 minutes:
2 minutes Rest
Then, AMRAP in 6 minutes:
Alternating Kneeling Presses (2 x 16/12 kg)
2 minutes Rest
Then, AMRAP in 16 minutes:
4 Gorilla Cleans (2 x 16/12 kg)
4 Front Squats (2 x 16/12 kg)
4 Clean-and-Jerks (2 x 16/12 kg)
2 minutes Rest
Then, AMRAP in 4 minutes:
* If athlete breaks during a round, perform 10 Push-Ups

Adding kettlebells into your bodybuilding training can accelerate muscle gains due to overall volume or frequency increases. Any of the above 5 crossfit kettlebell workouts can fit nicely into a bodybuilding program.