10 Kettlebell Leg Exercises with Sample Legs Workout

There are so many kettlebell leg exercises that you can use in your training to create both a lot of adaptation and also a lot of variety. Most people do the same 3-5 exercises on repeat, this can create a stagnant workout programme that leads to poor consistency. Here we have 10 different variations of kettlebell leg exercises to keep your workout routine effective and fun. Let’s have a look at the benefits of kettlebell leg exercises and the 10 exercises you can use in your training.

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Sean Klein
Published on
20/05/22
Last updated
23/06/22
In This Resource
  • Benefits Of Kettlebell Leg Exercises
  • Variety Of Exercise
  • Kettlebell Single Leg Work - Unilateral Training
  • How To Use Kettlebells To Train Your Legs
  • As Secondary Exercises
  • As The Focal Point Of The Workout
  • Incorporate Kettlebell Training Into CrossFit Style Workouts
  • 10 Kettlebell Exercises For Legs
  • 5 Kettlebell Hinge Variations
  • 5 Kettlebell Squat Variations For A Leg Workout

There are so many kettlebell leg exercises that you can use in your training to create both a lot of adaptation and also a lot of variety. Most people do the same 3-5 exercises on repeat, this can create a stagnant workout programme that leads to poor consistency. Here we have 10 different variations of kettlebell leg exercises to keep your workout routine effective and fun. Let’s have a look at the benefits of kettlebell leg exercises and the 10 exercises you can use in your training.

Benefits Of Kettlebell Leg Exercises

Variety Of Exercise

One of the major benefits of the kettlebell as a tool for leg exercises is its shape, the way it can be carried in multiple positions allows for a huge variety of exercises. You can use a goblet position, front rack position or hold the kettlebell by your side.

Kettlebell Single Leg Work - Unilateral Training

Also its great for uni-lateral (one sided) training as you can do a lot of the exercises with one or two kettlebells. This all results in fun interesting training due to the high variety of exercises available. Not only is it fun training, it’s also extremely effective, even if you don’t have a heavy kettlebell there are exercise variations which can create a lot of stimulus without a lot of weight.

How To Use Kettlebells To Train Your Legs

As Secondary Exercises

These leg exercises with a kettlebell can be used in a variety of training situations. For full body resistance training they can be great as secondary exercises after a heavy barbell lift.

As The Focal Point Of The Workout

They can also be effective as a lower body workout if this is the only piece of equipment you have (see sample leg workout below).

Incorporate Kettlebell Training Into CrossFit Style Workouts

Finally the lunge variations are great exercises to add into cardiovascular / Crossfit style workouts. Done 2-3 times a week should see good progress on strength in the movement pattern and in muscular development of the leg.

10 Kettlebell Exercises For Legs

These are going to be split into two categories with 15 of each.

  • Hinge (bend)
  • Squat (knee-bend)
  • 5 Kettlebell Hinge Variations

    5 Kettlebell Squat Variations For A Leg Workout

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