These workouts are designed by Breaking Muscle founder Mindith Rahmat. Mindith is an RYT 500 Certified Yoga Therapist, certified CrossFit coach, and long time fitness enthusiast with extensive experience in Russian kettlebells and bodyweight exercise.


This cycle of the Women’s workout will focus on executing the "Basic Six” (swing, get up, clean, squat, press, and snatch) kettlebell movements. Please note the Turkish get up should be completed without the high bridge. The suggested training weight for beginning females is an 8kg kettlebell (single or double), progressing over weeks to a 12kg to 16kg and more. More advanced females can work within the following standards for their body weight:



  • Women Open Class (Up to 56kg/123.5lbs): 12kg
  • Women Open Class (Over 56kg/123.5lbs): 16kg
  • Women Masters (50-64 years old): 12kg
  • Women Seniors (65+ years old): 12kg


Week 1, Day 1


3 Rounds:

A: Turkish Get Up x2
B: Single Leg Deadlift x5
C: Halos x5


Kettlebell Swings x 10 x 10 minutes

Perform reps at the top of each minute – rest till next minute

Add a rep each week until you reach 20 reps per minute.
This workout will be completed every Day 1 of the cycle.


Tabata Mash Up
Russian Twist
RKC Plank