Kettlebell Leg Extensions
While not commonly performed, kettlebells can be used to replicate the leg extension machine you commonly see at fitness facilities. The setup is similar by using a raised surface that is high enough for you to sit on. You can hook your foot into the kettlebell and begin the extension motion one leg at a time or with both legs by using two kettlebells. Be mindful of the weight you are using as kettlebell leg extensions aren't typically done so it could cause undue stress on your knees. Many other exercises can be used to supplement kettlebell leg extensions including the following leg blasting exercises.
What this article covers:
- Single Leg Kettlebell Deadlift
- Single Leg RDL with Kettlebell
- Kettlebell Leg Lifts
- Kettlebell Stiff Leg Deadlift
- Single Leg Kettlebell Squat
Single Leg Kettlebell Deadlift
The single leg kettlebell deadlift is a great exercise for building strength and stability in your hamstrings, glutes, and lower back. To perform this exercise, hold a kettlebell in one hand and stand on the opposite leg. Slowly hinge at the hips, lowering the kettlebell towards the ground while keeping your back straight and your chest lifted. Return to the starting position and repeat for several reps before switching sides.
Single Leg RDL with Kettlebell
The single leg RDL (Romanian deadlift) with kettlebell is another exercise that targets your hamstrings and glutes. Start by standing on one leg and holding a kettlebell in the opposite hand. Keeping your back straight, hinge forward at the hips while lifting the opposite leg behind you. Lower the kettlebell towards the ground as you hinge, then return to the starting position and repeat for several reps before switching sides.
Kettlebell Leg Lifts
Kettlebell leg lifts are a great exercise for targeting your inner and outer thighs. Start by lying on your side with a kettlebell placed just above your hip. Lift your top leg as high as you can while keeping your hips stacked and your toes pointing forward. Lower your leg back down and repeat for several reps before switching sides.
Kettlebell Stiff Leg Deadlift
The kettlebell stiff leg deadlift is a great exercise for building strength in your hamstrings, glutes, and lower back. Start by holding a kettlebell in both hands and standing with your feet hip-width apart. Slowly hinge at the hips, lowering the kettlebell towards the ground while keeping your back straight and your chest lifted. Return to the starting position and repeat for several reps.
Single Leg Kettlebell Squat
The single leg kettlebell squat is a challenging exercise that targets your quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. To perform this exercise, hold a kettlebell in both hands and stand on one leg. Slowly lower yourself down into a squat while keeping your chest lifted and your back straight. Return to the starting position and repeat for several reps before switching sides.
Incorporating kettlebell exercises into your leg workout routine can help you build stronger, more defined legs. The single leg kettlebell deadlift, single leg RDL with kettlebell, kettlebell leg lifts, kettlebell stiff leg deadlift, and single leg kettlebell squat are all great exercises to add to your routine. Remember to start with a weight that you can handle and gradually increase the weight as you get stronger.
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